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Life as a Kingston student

We know that coming to university can be a big step – whether it's for the first time or you're returning to study – so we do everything we can to support you. And don't forget that the Union of Kingston Students is there to help you out too, whether you want to find a place to play football or need advice about an academic problem.

This short film made by Kingston students features a list of important things we wish we'd known before ever setting foot in a hall of residence or lecture theatre:

What's new on campus?

Check out some of the campus improvements we've been making ready for your arrival:

  • Kingston Business School
    The Kingston Business School at Kingston Hill campus opened in April 2012. This critically acclaimed £26million teaching building is home to the Business School. The area around the building has been re-landscaped creating new routes around the campus and new spaces for relaxation and informal learning.
  • Kingston School of Art
    Studios at Kingston School of Art were relocated and refurbished and the LRC was remodelled in 2012 and renamed the Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Centre. Students can enjoy more learning space which incorporates a new light-filled atrium space.
  • Kingston School of Art
    At Kingston School of Art we have also refurbished the first floor of 53 Portland Road – the Avionics building. New studios have been created for architecture, landscape and interior design students.
  • Tolworth Court sports ground
    We have invested £2.6million in building a new pavilion at Tolworth Court sports ground. It includes extensive team changing facilities, a large first floor social area with a cafe and direct access to a roof terrace overlooking the playing fields.

What sporting facilities are there?

Our Sport and Active Lifestyles service provides a range of facilities, including grass pitches, tennis/netball courts, a 65-station gym and a sports pavilion, plus a Sports Performance Programme and volunteering programme to help talented athletes. The University's Fitness Centre also offers a range of aerobic and dance classes.

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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