Virtual Open Day Programme: Saturday 15 August 2020

Planning your day

There is plenty for you to see at our virtual undergraduate Open Day. On this page, you will find information to help you plan your day.

We estimate you'll need around two hours to explore everything. In preparation for the day, you will need to:

  • Set up your profile
  • Explore the schedule to see if your course of interest is hosting a discussion session during the event and plan your day around this.
  • Note down the Q&As you wish to take part in and consider the questions you might like to ask staff and students

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston University's virtual Open Day!

Setting up your virtual Open Day profile

We recommend that before the virtual Open Day, you first set up a profile on our system.

This only takes a few minutes, here's how you can do it:

  1. Go to our event log-in page 
  2. Enter the email address you registered to attend the event
  3. Click on the 'forgotten/not received your password?' link to reset your password
  4. Once you've reset your password, log into the system
  5. You will be prompted to update your profile (which staff and other attendees can see) – make it as much fun as you like!
  6. Save your profile and you're good to go!

Finding your way around the virtual Open Day

The virtual Open Day has separate areas with specific information in each. When you have logged in, use the blue buttons on the Open Day screen to access the areas you would like to visit.

To help you find your way around, take a look at the information below before you arrive.

Presentations

Click on the presentations button to enter the Auditorium – here you'll find:

Welcome to Kingston University talk

The Welcome Talk runs at 10am.

Our speaker will join live after the talk – you can wait in the Auditorium to hear from them.

The Welcome Talk will be available on-demand in the Presentations area after the scheduled end time.

Subject talks

Make sure you watch a subject talk! It is probably the most important thing to do during the virtual Open Day. The talk will go into detail about your course, the staff and the facilities at Kingston University.

You can also speak to academics until 1.30pm in the subject booths found under the subject areas button. Just find your subject of interest and click on the 'ask a question' button on the top right of the pop up. This will take you to the chat room, where you can ask any questions you like!

The subject talks will be available, on-demand, in the Presentations area.

Other talks

Other talks, available to watch on-demand in the Presentations area, include:

  • Applying through UCAS
  • Careers and employability
  • Disability and wellbeing
  • How to apply through Clearing
  • International students
  • Meet the student union
  • Understanding student finance

You can find out more about these talks in the sections below.

Question and answer sessions

We are running a number of Q&A sessions for different subject areas throughout the day, at the following times:

  • Foundation Art and Design – 11am
  • Life Sciences – 11am (including Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Sport and Exercise courses).
  • Nursing – 12 noon (including our four different fields of Nursing, which are Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health).
  • Psychology – 12 noon (including Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Business Psychology courses).

Subject areas

Enter the subject areas to view everything you need to know about studying your course of interest at Kingston University.

In each subject booth, you can click on the 'ask a question' button to speak directly to staff and academics. You'll be able to get answers to all the questions you have about your preferred subject.

Student life

The student life area is all about studying at Kingston. There will be live chat areas, information to download, videos to watch and various other content.

Information will be available on:

Accommodation

Here you can find your home away from home! Check out our halls of residence through videos that show you all the different rooms and locations. You'll be able to find out about the varied options available to you, speak to the accommodation team and ask about all the halls options on campus.

There is also an Accommodation talk available to watch on demand in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Accommodation booth.

Discover Kingston

Watch a lightning tour of Kingston made by one of our students, Alberto. Hear from friendly student ambassadors who can tell you all about the town, its nightlife, markets, restaurants, shopping and more.

Union of Kingston Students

Meet the student union team and find out everything you could ever want to know about the many sports clubs and societies you'll be able to join as a member of the Union of Kingston Students. Chat and network with other students and find out their plans for Freshers and more.

There is also a Meet the Student Union talk available to watch on demand in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Union of Kingston Students Booth.

Student Support

The student support area is all about the support that will be available to you whilst studying at Kingston University. 

Admissions

Our Home, EU and International admissions team members will be here to provide you with advice and guidance on all things admissions-related at Kingston University. Find out about the decision-making process and speak to staff about entry criteria, interviews, portfolios and the whole application process. You can request to chat with expert staff on a one-to-one basis.

There are also talks on Applying through UCAS and How to apply through Clearing, available to watch on demand in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Admissions booth.

Careers and employability

Our Careers and Employability team can help you find work – whether to gain experience whilst you study, try volunteering opportunities or find work after you graduate. The team works with a wide variety of employers and has many industry links. You will be able to ask the team anything you like about employment opportunities before, during and after your time at Kingston. You can also find out about work opportunities as a student representative at Kingston through our Student Ambassador scheme.

There is also a Careers and Employability talk available to watch on demand in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Careers and Employability booth.

Student finance

Here you will find a very useful presentation on finance and funding for undergraduate students. You can find information and speak to staff about finance-related matters, student loan applications and how the whole system works. The team are available throughout the day to explain the financial support available.

There is also an Understanding Student Finance (for UK and EU students only) talk available to watch on demand in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Student Finance booth.

Please note: the information available relates to Home and EU students only. For informational on international student fees and funding, please visit the International booth.

International

Discover more about joining Kingston University as an international student. The team will talk you through the process in a presentation that includes details on how to apply, international qualifications, entry requirements, or any other general questions you might have as an international student. You can speak to staff, ask any questions you like and watch videos from other international students on what it's like to study at Kingston.

Our Networking Lounge will be open after the event until 6pm, so you can continue to chat with our friendly student ambassadors and staff, if you can't join us until later.

There is also an International Students talk available to watch on demand in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the International booth.

Opportunities for students

We are committed to providing you with a wide range of opportunities to make the most of your university experience. Our friendly teams are here for you from the moment you arrive. They provide expert advice and guidance, ensuring you have what you need to succeed and are well looked after while you're here with us. Teams in this area include:

Find out more details about opportunities for Kingston University students.

Student support

The health and wellbeing of all our students is paramount, especially now. We want you to feel supported whilst at university, so our friendly and helpful advice team are on-hand to answer questions, either in a group chat or on a one-to-one basis. Our specialist teams can answer questions on:

  • Disability and mental health (a really important feature of our support services)
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Money advice
  • Sports and active lifestyles

There is also a Disability and Wellbeing talk available to watch on demand in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Student Support booth.

Resource Centre

Visit the Resource Centre. Here you'll be able to view the Kingston University prospectus, read a guide to writing your personal statement and get other useful downloadable leaflets and information on studying at Kingston University.

Networking Lounge

Pop in to our Networking Lounge at any time during the day to speak to our friendly student ambassadors, our alumni and the Union of Kingston Students, with any questions you have on studying at Kingston University.

You can also meet up with other attendees, and possible future classmates, to discuss anything you've seen during the event.

Although our Open Day ends at 1.30pm, the Networking Lounge will also be open until 6pm, if you can't join us until later.

Add your schedule to My Agenda (clock icon)

You can create your own personal schedule for the Open Day. Just click on the clock icon in the top right-hand corner of the virtual Open Day screen and add the events you are interested in to 'My Agenda'.

You can jump straight to an event by clicking on the event name listed on the Agenda. This can save you time when going from area to area.

Update your profile in Settings (cog icon)

You will have a personal profile for the virtual Open Day. We strongly recommend that you update your profile before you start the Open Day – you can make your profile as much fun as you like!

To access your profile, click on the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of the Open Day screen and select 'Your profile' from the menu.

You can also access chats and messages via your profile.

Help desk

Lost? Don't know where to go next? Need some advice about where to find a particular subject presentation?

Please come to our help desk – we are here to help.

Create your own event bag

There are loads of useful resources – such as course leaflets and info on finance and funding – in the documents section of each booth you enter. You'll be able to save them all in your personal event bag.

Once you've collected the resources you need, you can access your event bag from your profile section and download all your saved documents.

Building your event bag

  • You'll find a documents section in each booth – click on the documents icon to find your downloadable resources
  • If you'd like to save a document to your event bag click on the star icon to add it
  • Continue to visit other booths and add the all documents you want to keep

Accessing your event bag

  • You can access your event bag by clicking the cog icon in the top right corner and selecting your profile
  • Once on your profile click edit profile
  • You'll see your event bag link in the menu – click on it to access all your saved documents
  • Now you can view the documents or download them to read at your own convenience

Schedule of talks and other events

The schedule is designed so you can attend talks and activities to help you make an informed choice about your course and subject area.

Subject talks (A-Z)

Subject talks are listed in alphabetical order below. The talks run on-demand in the Presentations area.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Management, Digital Business
  • Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science
  • Civil Engineering, Construction and Surveying
  • Computing & Cyber Security
  • Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing & Film Cultures
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Education: Early Years
  • Education: Physical Education, Sport and Activity
  • Education: Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice
  • English Literature
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion
  • Filmmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Fine Art and Art History
  • Forensic Science
  • Foundation Art and Design
  • Geography
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration Animation
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Law, International Law
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Communication
  • Midwifery
  • Music
  • Nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disability and Nursing Associate
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Primary teaching
  • Product and Furniture Design
  • Psychology, Forensic Psychology
  • Publishing with English
  • Real Estate
  • Social Work and Working with Children and Young People
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences

Any questions?

Please email srteam@kingston.ac.uk if you have any queries about the virtual Open Day and we'll be happy to help.