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Welcome and orientation for visiting students

This information is for visiting students on courses starting on or after 5 January 2015. If you are a postgraduate student, find out about welcome and orientation for postgraduate students.

We realise that arriving in a new country and meeting new people can be confusing and stressful, as well as exciting. For each main intake we organise a comprehensive welcome and orientation programme for international students to help you make friends, settle in and feel at home before your classes start.

Here are details of the events and services that are on offer for the January 2015 intake. Alternatively, you can view our summary of events to see the full schedule.

International Welcome Centre

After we've collected you from the airport, this will be your base while you wait for transport on to your accommodation. Here you'll be able to relax with snacks and drinks, make a free phone call home, use the internet and meet other new students!

Visiting students' enrolment

Enrolment is when you officially register on your course and is very important. Visiting students enrol earlier than British students, so make sure you arrive in time for this.

Visiting students' orientation day

This welcome and orientation day is designed especially for new international students with important information about Kingston University and living in Kingston, and to familiarise you with the surrounding area and help you make friends.

Social events

We organise lots of events and activities to help you explore your new environment and make friends.


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