Postgraduate Open Event: Penrhyn Road campus – Wednesday 27 November 2019

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We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston University!

There is plenty for you to see and explore at the Open Event. We hope you enjoy your visit and find out how postgraduate study at Kingston University can give you the edge and help boost your career

  • When: 16.00 - 20.00
  • Where: Main Reception (pdf), Penrhyn Road campus
  • Registration: Please registered at the main reception. A member of staff will then direct you to the exhibition area, where you will be able to speak to faculty staff over complimentary refreshments.

Top tips

Faculty stands

Visit the relevant faculty stand to speak to academic staff about the courses or subjects you are interested in. You can also find out about scholarships that are available in the faculty.

If you can't see your subject of interest in the list below, the course may be taught at a different campus.

Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

  • Behavioural Decision Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Law
  • Human Rights and International Relations
  • Psychology

Kingston School of Art

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature
  • Journalism and Magazine Journalism
  • Media and Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Publishing

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

  • Biomedical Science and Cancer Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Construction and Structural Design
  • Environmental Management
  • Forensic Science
  • Game Development, Computer Animation and User Experience Design
  • Information Systems, Networking & Software Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Talks and exhibitions

Funding talk

Attend a funding talk, delivered by one of our experienced funding officers, to find out more about the postgraduate student loan. Staff will be on hand during the event for you to talk to on an individual basis.

  • When: 16:30 and 19:30
  • Where: Clattern Lecture Theatre

Admissions stand

Find out how to apply for postgraduate courses. Our admissions officers are available to answer any questions you have about the application process.

  • When: 16.00 onwards
  • Where: Main Reception – A member of staff will then direct you to the exhibition area.

Services for students stand

Get advice on funding, accommodation and disability support available to all students at Kingston University. Visit the services for students stand in the exhibition area to find out more.

  • When: 16.00 onwards
  • Where: Main Reception – A member of staff will then direct you to the exhibition area.

Accommodation area

Find out about the options available to you, whether you want to stay in halls or rent privately.

  • When: 16.00 onwards
  • Where: Students' Union - please go to main reception and a member of staff will then direct you to the exhibition area.

Campus tours

Take a tour of the campus with a student ambassador to view the University's excellent facilities.

  • When: From 16.00 onwards
  • Where: Departs from main reception
  • Duration: 40 minutes

Plan your journey to Penrhyn Road campus

Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE

Penrhyn Road is central to Kingston town centre and easily accessible by public transport.


Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15-32 minutes) and Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28-33 minutes). Both Surbiton and Kingston are in Travelcard Zone 6.

For further information, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

From Surbiton station

  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross the mini-roundabout to Claremont Road
  • Take the 71, 281, K2 or K3 bus towards Kingston
  • Get off at the 'Kingston University' stop
  • The Penrhyn Road campus is on the other side of the road

From Kingston station

  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross at the lights in front of you on to Fife Road
  • Turn left on to Castle Street
  • At the end of Castle Street continue ahead on to Eden Street
  • Cross the mini-roundabout to Brook Street
  • Cross over at the lights and head right towards the roundabout
  • Go straight over the roundabout on to Penrhyn Road
  • Penrhyn Road campus is on your left opposite Surrey County Hall


The 71, 281, K2 and K3 buses all run along Penryhn Road and there are stops directly outside the main entrance. For further information, visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.

London buses no longer accept cash, but you can pay using an Oyster travelcard or with a contactless credit card. More information on fares and payments can be found on the TfL buses website.

We also run a free intersite bus service for students, staff and visitors - KU1, KU2 and KU3 - which stops outside and links the campus with Kingston and Surbiton mainline stations, other campuses and halls of residence.


We strongly recommend visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving. The University has limited on-site parking facilities and prioritises staff during core working hours (Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm). Limited visitor parking is available but must be pre-booked through the person you are visiting, as parking enforcement measures are in operation at all sites. Free car parking is available on all sites for blue badge holders and there are docking bays for electric cars.

Members of the public can pay to use the onsite parking outside of core working hours on a first come first served basis. Physical pay to park facilities are installed at Penrhyn Road together with a pay-by-phone system known as 'Parkonomy'. Alternative parking in Kingston Town Centre can also be found on the Parkopedia website - which shows current availability and costs.

All car park users agree to the University car parking terms and conditions.

Visitor parking during undergraduate Open Days

Please visit the undergraduate Open Days page for further information.


Cycle parking facilities and showers are available at this site. Kingston University also has a fleet of electric, power-assisted bikes for hire to travel between the Penryhn Road and Kingston Hill campuses. Rates start at £1 a day, with membership options available for staff and students.

For further information on cycle routes around the University, visit the Cycle Kingston website.


Heathrow and Gatwick airports international airports are the closest to Kingston, with coaches, buses and trains linking the airports with the town.

Fre campus shuttle bus

A free University shuttle bus will run throughout the Open Day every 20 minutes. Look out for our friendly student ambassadors in the brightly coloured tops who can help direct you.

The shuttle buses call at the following campuses and stops:

  • Kingston Hill campus - Bus stop at the top of the steps that lead down to the Business School and Frank Lampl Building.
  • Roehampton Vale campus - Bus stop, just outside the campus by the main road (A3). The bus returns to Kingston Hill, before continuing its circuit back into Kingston.
  • Penrhyn Road campus - Closest bus stop to Knights Park campus. Bus stop outside the campus.
  • Kingston town centre, on route to Penrhyn Road - Fairfield bus station (KT2 2PG). Stop B2 (near Kingston train station)
  • Kingston town centre, on route to Kingston Hill - Cromwell Road bus station (KT2 6RD). Stop A2 (around the corner from Kingston train station)

The journey between Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road takes about 20 minutes (dependent on traffic).

Penrhyn Road location

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Campus Campus
Halls of residence Halls of residence
Other University building Other University building
Train station Train station
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Any questions?

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3510 0106 if you have any queries about the Open Event.