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Open Day: Penrhyn Road campus – Wednesday 13 November 2019


There is plenty for you to see and explore at the undergraduate Open Day. On this page, you will find information to help you plan your day. We recommend you allow 3-4 hours to experience everything on offer.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston University!

  • When: 14.00 – 18.00
  • Where: Main Reception (pdf), Penrhyn Road campus
  • For subject areas including: Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Computing, Construction, Dance, Drama, Economics, Law and Social Sciences.
  • Registration: From 14.00 – our friendly staff and students will check you in when you arrive.
  • Refreshments: Free tea and coffee will be available at all our campuses. You can also purchase food and drink from our campus cafes.

Top tips

Talks and exhibitions at Penrhyn Road campus

The Open Day programme is designed to enable you to attend all the talks and activities that will help you make an informed choice about your course and subject area. You can attend as many of the talks and Open Day activities as you like, across our four campuses.

If you can't see your subject of interest in the list below, your subject may be taught at a different campus. Please make sure you know which campus to visit during the Open Day.

Welcome talk

Find out about the Kingston experience through our lively welcome talk.

  • 14.00 – 14.15: Clattern Lecture Theatre
  • 14.15 – 14.30: Jacqueline Wilson Hall
  • 14.30 – 14.45: Clattern Lecture Theatre

Understanding the UCAS process

From initial application to final decision-making, we will guide you through the entire UCAS application process.

  • When: 17.00 – 17.30
  • Where: Clattern Lecture Theatre

Student Finance explained

Our Education Liaison Team will debunk the common myths and explain the financial support available.

  • When: 17.30 – 18.00
  • Where: Clattern Lecture Theatre

Subject specific events

Attend the subject specific events to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course. Some subjects include a tour of the facilities.

Academic exhibition

When academics are not running the subject talks, they will be available for questions at information stands.

  • Where: Rooms 0062 and 0063, Main Building, Penrhyn Road.

Top questions to ask staff and students

  • Why did you choose Kingston University?
  • How is my course taught and assessed?
  • What facilities are there for the course?
  • What other opportunities are there - placements / study abroad etc?
  • What sports clubs and societies are there?
  • What other support is available for me?

Student Services exhibition

Visit our Student Services exhibition to find out about the wide range of additional support and activities available at Kingston University. Experienced staff will be on hand to answer questions.

  • When: 14.00 – 18.00
  • Where: Room 0063, Main Building

Accommodation tours

Visit the halls of residence to see where you could live when you study at Kingston University.

75 Penrhyn Road halls of residence

  • Departs from: Students' Union, Penrhyn Road campus.
  • When: 14.00 – 18.00
  • Duration: approx. 20 – 30 minutes
  • Location of halls: Next to Penrhyn Road campus and a few minutes' walk from Kingston town centre.

Seething Wells halls of residence

  • Departs from: Students' Union, Penrhyn Road campus. Our staff will take you on the accommodation bus which departs every 40 minutes.
  • When: 14.00 – 18.00
  • Duration: approx. 30 – 40 minutes
  • Location of halls: Seething Wells is located beside the River Thames and close to Surbiton town centre and railway station. A 5–10 min bus ride from Penrhyn Road campus.

Accommodation exhibition

You can also see an exhibition which offers all the information you need about our student accommodation, and there will be friendly staff on hand who will be happy to help out with any questions you have.

  • Location of exhibition: You will find the exhibition at Penrhyn Road campus – Students' Union.

Campus tours

Take a guided tour around campus to explore the facilities at Penrhyn Road.

  • Departs from: Students' Union, Penrhyn Road campus
  • When: 14.00 – 18.00
  • Duration: approx. 30 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.

Free 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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Any questions?

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3510 0106 if you have any queries about the Open Day at Penrhyn Road campus.

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