Autism Transition Day

Wednesday 19 June 2024

If you are due to begin your studies at Kingston University in September 2024 and have a social/communication impairment such as an autistic spectrum condition, then this event is for you!

We understand that starting university can be daunting and nerve-wracking as well as an exciting opportunity. This event is designed to make your transition from secondary school to university smoother and allow you to ask questions and gain an insight into what university life is like.

Please take a look at what we currently have planned for the 2024 transition day below to give you an idea of what to expect!

Programme for 2024

09:30–10:00 Arrivals and registration
10:00–10:15 Introduction to the day
Find our what the day will involve and meet the Disability and Mental Health Team.
10:15–10:40 Student life at Kingston
Learn what to expect from your first few weeks at Kingston.
10:50–11:50 Disabled Students Allowance
Introduction to the process of applying for Disability Students Allowance (DSA) support.

Student/parent sessions

  • About the ASC Network
  • Parent/guardian session: A chance for parents to ask their questions and learn how they can support you at university.
12:30–13:30 Lunch and meeting with disability advisors
13:40–14:00 Money advice
14:00–14:20 Living in halls or living at home
14:20 –14:30 Wrap up
A look at what to think about next in terms of your journey to university.
14:30–16:30 A chance to chat with the Disability and Mental Health Team one-to-one
15:00–16:30 Discover your campus
This session involves travelling to whichever campus your course is based at – we will be travelling there together on the University bus.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from the day?

We will be hosting a variety of sessions on topics such as what it's like to commute to university or live in halls, managing your sensory needs, navigating group work and the different types of support you that are available to you while you're a student at Kingston. These sessions will be a mixture of talks delivered by our Disability and Mental Health team at Kingston.

You will also get the chance to go on a campus tour so you can see where most of your courses will take place, what the teaching rooms look like and where the quiet study spots are.

There will be a lunch break of one hour with food provided; during this time, you can speak to members of the Disability and Mental Health team one-on-one.

Do I have to attend every session?

While we strongly encourage you to attend every session to get the most out of this head start to university life, we also understand that not everyone is comfortable meeting new people, and we don't want you to feel under any pressure to participate fully in every discussion or activity. We have reserved a quiet room nearby the main delivery room where you can sit at any point during the day. We have also factored in regular breaks throughout the day.

Can I come if I am a postgraduate student?

Although this event is primarily aimed at transition to university for those who have not yet studied at a higher education institution, we also know that a new learning environment can be daunting, too. So please feel free to come along if you are studying at postgraduate level (or if this is not your first time studying at undergraduate level) and think this event could be useful for you.

Can I bring someone with me?

You are welcome to invite up to two parents/carers/guardians to attend the event with you. Please let us know if you are bringing anyone on the application form. We plan to run part of the day as a separate session for parents/carers/guardians as a chance for them to ask their own questions.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions about the event or how to book your space, please contact the Disability and Mental Health team at

Contact the team

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Disability and Mental Health Team at