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Welcome to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC)

"We are looking forward to welcoming you to Kingston University in person shortly. In the meantime, it is my pleasure to congratulate you on being accepted on a course of study that lies within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Our facilities and teaching provide an excellent environment in which to thrive. This vibrancy is further enhanced through our links to industry - leading to an experience grounded in the 'real world'. We will be here to support and guide you as you embark on this important next step, and help you navigate through it - propelled by your personal drive and hard work. Of course, all work and no play is not good for anyone - you are encouraged to engage in extra-curricular activities, clubs and societies. You are also encouraged to have fun! I wish you an excellent start upon your arrival - and success throughout your time with us... and beyond!"
Dr David Mackintosh, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing

Here to help

We have dedicated teams on hand to guide you through enrolment and induction – and help you throughout your time at Kingston University.

The faculty student office will be your first point of contact for most of your day-to-day queries. It's where you submit your coursework assignments and get details of timetables and modules. Find out more about the support we offer.

Enrolment

Enrolment is an essential part of a successful start to your University career and is compulsory for all students.

Stage 1

From 28 August 2018, UK and EU students will receive an email from us explaining how to complete the first stage of enrolment online. Once completed, you will receive an email with your own specific enrolment time and date.

Stage 2

If you are a student from the UK or EU, then your enrolment starts from 17 September to 21 September 2018. You will need to come to the Penrhyn Road or Roehampton Vale campus at the time, date and location that has been assigned to you to complete stage 2 of your enrolment.

If you are joining us from overseas, information regarding stage 1 enrolment will be emailed to you from 28 August 2018.

There are some items you will need to bring (including ID) so please read the enrolment pages to ensure you bring along everything else you need.

Students for our Sport Science BSc(Hons) and Sport Science (Coaching) BSc(Hons) (not those doing Sport Science with Business) courses also need to enrol online to use the facilities at Kingston College.

Year 0 foundation course (except for MPharm)

If you are studying a foundation course at Kingston College; you will need to:

  • complete stage 1 enrolment online for both institutions;
  • enrol at Kingston College and Kingston University on your scheduled date and time; and
  • attend the induction session at Kingston University.

You will receive an email from Kingston College towards the end of August that will contain a link to the Kingston College Learner Portal you need to follow the instructions in the email to begin your enrolment process at Kingston College for the foundation year.

Induction

University is very different from school or college, so to ensure you get the best from your course - and help prepare you for your studies - the Faculty holds induction programmes for all new students from Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September 2018.

Our induction programme is compulsory for all students, as the information received will ensure a successful start to your time at Kingston. You will learn more about your course, join study skills lectures, find out about the essential support services we provide, and get the chance to meet fellow students.

Welcome Week begins on Monday 17 September 2018, and is an essential part of your transition into university life. The week includes a series of important interactive talks and information sessions introducing you to the University. On certain days you will have your timetabled course induction, while on other days you can choose the welcome events and activities that you wish to attend and to tailor your first week with us.

Contact us

If you have any questions about enrolment or induction before you arrive, please contact secugstudentoffice@kingston.ac.uk.

Items you will be given

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing is giving out the items below (free) to its new students during induction week:

Course Items
Aerospace engineering
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • £10 safety boots voucher
  • Tote bag
Aircraft engineering
 
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • £10 safety boots voucher
  • Tote bag
Automotive  
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • £10 safety boots voucher
  • Tote bag
 Civil engineering
 
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • £10 safety boots voucher
  • Hard hat
  • High viz vest
  • Tote bag
Computing and information science
 
  • Travel mug
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • Tote bag
  • Calculator
Earth science and geography
 
  • Travel mug
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • Tote bag
Life sciences, pharmacy and chemistry
 
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • Tote bag
  • Safety specs
Mathematics  
  • Travel mug
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • Tote bag
  • Calculator
Mechanical engineering
 
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • £10 safety boots voucher
  • Tote bag
Motorsport engineering
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • £10 safety boots voucher
  • Tote bag
Joint faculty
  • Calculator
  • Travel mug
  • Lab coat
  • Highlighter duo pen
  • Post-it book
  • Oyster sleeve
  • Tote bag

Here you can find out more about getting ready to study a science, engineering or computing course (view our full list of science, engineering and computing courses to check whether this applies to you).

Please note that this information only relates to courses taught at Kingston University – if you are attending a partner college, they will get in touch with you with the relevant information.

Before you arrive and induction

Scholarships

Now you've applied – have you checked to see whether you are eligible for help to fund your studies? We offer a range of scholarships or bursaries for home and overseas students.

Find out more

You can find out what our students say about their studies or discover more about the academics who'll be teaching you by re-visiting the course pages.

And don't forget to sign up for our post-application taster events in spring next year. You will get to meet the course lecturers, chat to current students and get a real feel for studying your course at Kingston University.

Preparing you for your career

With the help of industry experts and professional bodies, our courses are regularly reviewed to ensure they meet today's business needs.

Our facilities include specialist and industry-standard equipment to ensure you learn using the 'tools of the trade' – whilst industrial placements allow you to put theory into practice in the workplace.

We have an excellent graduate employment record – and thanks to our strong links with industry, excellent teaching and top careers advice we will ensure you leave ready for your first job.

How will we support you?

Tutors have set office hours so it's easy to get one-to-one help and support if you need it. When you join the course, we will assign you a personal tutor to help and support you throughout your time at the University. Every module also has a leader who you can also turn to, plus there are the overall course leaders. Our student support officers provide an extra point of contact if you want to discuss or review your progress. You can go to the support officers with any issue that you feel is preventing you from achieving your full potential. You can also speak to a student support officer if you simply have a question and don't know who else to ask. Find out more about student support.

The campus and its resources

Science, engineering and computing courses are taught at our Penrhyn Road and Roehampton Vale campuses.

More about Penrhyn Road:

  • Which courses are studied there?
    Life sciences, forensics and sports sciences; pharmacy and chemistry; computing and games; mathematics; geography, geology and environment – plus civil engineering and construction.
  • What is it like there?
    Penrhyn Road is in the heart of Kingston, about a 10-minute walk from the town centre. It has a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
  • What resources are available?
    Practical work is a key part of our courses and you will learn with industry-standard equipment in state-of the art laboratories. You also have access to the university-wide study resources, such as the library and IT facilities.

More about Roehampton Vale:

  • Which courses are studied there?
    Aerospace and aircraft engineering plus mechanical and automotive engineering.
  • What is it like there?
    Our Roehampton Vale campus is exclusively for engineering students and has a real sense of community, with like-minded students always on hand for help and advice. The free university bus connects it with the other campuses, main halls of residence, town centre and railway station so it's easy to get around and meet other students.
  • What resources are available?
    Roehampton Vale is home to specialist labs and facilities including motorbikes, cars, wind tunnels, cockpits, a flight simulator, a learjet and more. Check out our facilities and equipment. You also have access to the university-wide study resources, such as the library and IT facilities.

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