Offer Holder Day at Penrhyn Road campus – 10 April 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to your Offer Holder Day. On this page you'll find all the information you need to help plan your day.

Programme

  • Course experience sessions: please check the timing for your course below.
  • Welcome talk: 9.30am - 10am or 12.30pm - 1pm (except Kingston School of Art courses, see course listing below)
  • Campus tours: 10am - 5pm (the last tour will depart at 4.30pm)
  • Accommodation tours: 10am - 5pm (the last tour will depart at 4.30pm)
  • Support Services Exhibition: 9am - 5pm
  • Supporters Q&A: 11am - 12pm or 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Course experience sessions and registration times

You'll be able to meet academics during the interactive session and get a taste of what it's like to study at Kingston. Whilst these sessions are only for our offer holders, guests are welcome to go on an accommodation tour, visit the Support Services Exhibition and attend our Supporter Q&A.

Find your course

To find out about the specific timings for your course experience session, please look up your course in the list below. Contact us at srteam@kingston.ac.uk if you have any questions, would like to attend more than one experience session, or if any of the times offered do not work for you.

Business and Social Sciences courses

Business Economics BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: Trading game
How do people make decisions when resources are limited? Join us for an interactive social experiment on economic behaviour.

Business Psychology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity 1: Dark Personality
What is a dark personality and how do we know whether the person sitting next to us has one? And how can a set of personality traits both contribute to commercial success and/or an increased likelihood of violence?

Activity 2: The Power of Communication
Join us for an interactive activity to demonstrate the importance of communication in successful teamwork tasks. We will also discuss how psychologists have studied the science of communication and how it applies to today's everchanging world.

Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: Femme Fatales: Are women 'doubly damned'?
How we think about women who offend is of great interest to both criminologists and sociologists. In this session we focus attention on women who commit serious crime and explore how crime is presented on screen as well as how the media report on gender and crime. You will also have an opportunity to ‘be the judge' in a case involving a woman.

Criminology and Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: Femme Fatales: Are women 'doubly damned'?
How we think about women who offend is of great interest to both criminologists and sociologists. In this session we focus attention on women who commit serious crime and explore how crime is presented on screen as well as how the media report on gender and crime. You will also have an opportunity to ‘be the judge' in a case involving a woman.

Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: Femme Fatales: Are women 'doubly damned'?
How we think about women who offend is of great interest to both criminologists and sociologists. In this session we focus attention on women who commit serious crime and explore how crime is presented on screen as well as how the media report on gender and crime. You will also have an opportunity to ‘be the judge' in a case involving a woman.

Criminology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: Femme Fatales: Are women 'doubly damned'?
How we think about women who offend is of great interest to both criminologists and sociologists. In this session we focus attention on women who commit serious crime and explore how crime is presented on screen as well as how the media report on gender and crime. You will also have an opportunity to ‘be the judge' in a case involving a woman.

Economics BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: Trading game
How do people make decisions when resources are limited? Join us for an interactive social experiment on economic behaviour.

Financial Economics BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: Trading game
How do people make decisions when resources are limited? Join us for an interactive social experiment on economic behaviour.

Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity 1: Dark Personality
What is a dark personality and how do we know whether the person sitting next to us has one? And how can a set of personality traits both contribute to commercial success and/or an increased likelihood of violence?

Activity 2: The Power of Communication
Join us for an interactive activity to demonstrate the importance of communication in successful teamwork tasks. We will also discuss how psychologists have studied the science of communication and how it applies to today's everchanging world.

International Law with Professional Experience LLB (Hons)

Registration: 12pm
Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: You decide
Act as a judge, a barrister or a member of a jury and consider legal, ethical and moral arguments and dilemmas. Listen to evidence from defendants faced with a choice; commit a crime or allow others to suffer. Did they break the Law? Will you be able to make a judgment?

Law and Criminal Justice LLB (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: You decide
Act as a judge, a barrister or a member of a jury and consider legal, ethical and moral arguments and dilemmas. Listen to evidence from defendants faced with a choice; commit a crime or allow others to suffer. Did they break the Law? Will you be able to make a judgement?

Law with Professional Experience LLB (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity: You decide
Act as a judge, a barrister or a member of a jury and consider legal, ethical and moral arguments and dilemmas. Listen to evidence from defendants faced with a choice; commit a crime or allow others to suffer. Did they break the Law? Will you be able to make a judgment?

Psychology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity 1: Dark Personality
What is a dark personality and how do we know whether the person sitting next to us has one? And how can a set of personality traits both contribute to commercial success and/or an increased likelihood of violence?

Activity 2: The Power of Communication
Join us for an interactive activity to demonstrate the importance of communication in successful teamwork tasks. We will also discuss how psychologists have studied the science of communication and how it applies to today's everchanging world.

Psychology with Counselling BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity 1: Dark Personality
What is a dark personality and how do we know whether the person sitting next to us has one? And how can a set of personality traits both contribute to commercial success and/or an increased likelihood of violence?

Activity 2: The Power of Communication
Join us for an interactive activity to demonstrate the importance of communication in successful teamwork tasks. We will also discuss how psychologists have studied the science of communication and how it applies to today's everchanging world.

Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity 1: Dark Personality
What is a dark personality and how do we know whether the person sitting next to us has one? And how can a set of personality traits both contribute to commercial success and/or an increased likelihood of violence?

Activity 2: The Power of Communication
Join us for an interactive activity to demonstrate the importance of communication in successful teamwork tasks. We will also discuss how psychologists have studied the science of communication and how it applies to today's everchanging world.

Psychology with Sociology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience

Activity 1: Dark Personality
What is a dark personality and how do we know whether the person sitting next to us has one? And how can a set of personality traits both contribute to commercial success and/or an increased likelihood of violence?

Activity 2: The Power of Communication
Join us for an interactive activity to demonstrate the importance of communication in successful teamwork tasks. We will also discuss how psychologists have studied the science of communication and how it applies to today's everchanging world.

Sociology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Course experience 

Activity: Femme Fatales: Are women 'doubly damned'?
How we think about women who offend is of great interest to both criminologists and sociologists. In this session we focus attention on women who commit serious crime and explore how crime is presented on screen as well as how the media report on gender and crime. You will also have an opportunity to ‘be the judge' in a case involving a woman.

Engineering, Computing and Environment courses

Building Surveying BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Let's get constructive

Experiment with our state-of-the-art construction engineering equipment to simulate an earthquake, check a highway's skid resistance, and design a 3D model of a building then bring it to life!

Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Let's get constructive

Experiment with our state-of-the-art construction engineering equipment to simulate an earthquake, check a highway's skid resistance, and design a 3D model of a building then bring it to life!

Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12.15pm

Course experience – Game on

Looking to break into the ever-expanding games industry? Try your hand at programming your very own 3D game using the industry standard Unity3D game development environment and C# programming language.

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Programming for n00bs

Get hands on with our unique online learning environment for programming, NoobLab. Then, find out if ChatGPT really is the 'solution to everything'.

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Programming for n00bs

Get hands on with our unique online learning environment for programming, NoobLab. Whether you're an experienced programmer or just getting started, NoobLab makes the experience of learning programming fun, enjoyable and accessible. You'll try out some of our NoobLab challenges and test your programming skills!

Construction Project Management BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Let's get constructive

Experiment with our state-of-the-art construction engineering equipment to simulate an earthquake, check a highway's skid resistance, and design a 3D model of a building then bring it to life!

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 11.30am

Course experience – Hack the app

Since mobile applications, such as mobile videos, can be easily hacked from remote users if there's no provision of firewall or other security features.

In this activity, it will be demonstrated how mobile videos can be easily accessible, controlled and manipulated by hackers remotely.

Digital Media Technology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1pm

Course experience – Make the cut

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of visual effects, CGI, motion graphics and digital animation in this interactive session. Then take a VIP tour of our media labs and film studio.

Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1pm

Course experience – Conserve the environment

Get hands on experience of real-world interventions to conserve fragile river environments.

Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1pm

Course experience – Conserve the environment

Get hands on experience of real-world interventions to conserve fragile river environments.

Geography BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1pm

Course experience – Conserve the environment

Get hands on experience of real-world interventions to conserve fragile river environments.

Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Let's get constructive

Experiment with our state-of-the-art construction engineering equipment to simulate an earthquake, check a highway's skid resistance, and design a 3D model of a building then bring it to life!

Health, Science, Social Care and Education courses

Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Session 2

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 4pm

Course experience – What's your diagnosis?

Become a real-life scientist for the day and step into our fully equipped medical laboratory and work on a real life case study of a patient with an undiagnosed disease and their journey from diagnosis to sample preparation and microscopic analysis, surgery and finally aftercare.

You'll learn and carry out a number of key cutting edge scientific techniques and will need to determine the outcome for the patient. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Biological Science (Genetics and Molecular Biology) BSc (Hons)

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Session 2

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 4pm

Course experience – What's your diagnosis?

Become a real-life scientist for the day and step into our fully equipped medical laboratory and work on a real life case study of a patient with an undiagnosed disease and their journey from diagnosis to sample preparation and microscopic analysis, surgery and finally aftercare.

You'll learn and carry out a number of key cutting edge scientific techniques and will need to determine the outcome for the patient. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Biological Science (Human Biology) BSc (Hons)

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Session 2

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 4pm

Course experience – What's your diagnosis?

Become a real-life scientist for the day and step into our fully equipped medical laboratory and work on a real life case study of a patient with an undiagnosed disease and their journey from diagnosis to sample preparation and microscopic analysis, surgery and finally aftercare.

You'll learn and carry out a number of key cutting edge scientific techniques and will need to determine the outcome for the patient. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Biological Science (Medical Biology) BSc (Hons)

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Session 2

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 4pm

Course experience – What's your diagnosis?

Become a real-life scientist for the day and step into our fully equipped medical laboratory and work on a real life case study of a patient with an undiagnosed disease and their journey from diagnosis to sample preparation and microscopic analysis, surgery and finally aftercare.

You'll learn and carry out a number of key cutting edge scientific techniques and will need to determine the outcome for the patient. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Session 2

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 4pm

Course experience – What's your diagnosis?

Become a real-life scientist for the day and step into our fully equipped medical laboratory and work on a real life case study of a patient with an undiagnosed disease and their journey from diagnosis to sample preparation and microscopic analysis, surgery and finally aftercare.

You'll learn and carry out a number of key cutting edge scientific techniques and will need to determine the outcome for the patient. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Chemistry BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12pm

Course experience – The power of drugs

Come explore the fascinating world of drug discovery with us in our cutting-edge labs.

You will delve into the use of plant extracts in designing and crafting innovative medicines and pharmaceuticals. Gain insight into the diverse career pathways offered by degrees in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, and Chemistry. And take home a Kingston University lab coat as a bonus!

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Course experience - Was it Jack Mustard with a candlestick in the kitchen?

Join us to explore some practical skills and theory, and network with others who work with children and young people who have differentiated or additional needs.

Nutrition BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 12 noon
  • Course experience session: 1-3pm

Course experience – Lettuce experiment

Discover the power of nutrition and exercise by taking part in our food sensory and food science activities. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences FdSc (Pre-Pharmacy)

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12pm

Session 2

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 3pm

Course experience – Escape room

Come along to participate in a fun but educational session and use your knowledge to unlock our Pharmacy simulations suite.

Join us in our simulation suites and laboratories to discover how diseases are treated and prevented. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12pm

Course experience – The power of drugs

Come explore the fascinating world of drug discovery with us in our cutting-edge labs. Delve into the use of plant extracts in designing and crafting innovative medicines and pharmaceuticals.

You will gain insight into the diverse career pathways offered by degrees in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, and Chemistry. And take home a Kingston University lab coat as a bonus!

Pharmaceutical Science MPharmSci (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12pm

Course experience – The power of drugs

Come explore the fascinating world of drug discovery with us in our cutting-edge labs. Delve into the use of plant extracts in designing and crafting innovative medicines and pharmaceuticals.

You will gain insight into the diverse career pathways offered by degrees in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, and Chemistry. And take home a Kingston University lab coat as a bonus!

Pharmaceutical Science with Regulatory Affairs BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12pm

Course experience – The power of drugs

Come explore the fascinating world of drug discovery with us in our cutting-edge labs. Delve into the use of plant extracts in designing and crafting innovative medicines and pharmaceuticals.

You will gain insight into the diverse career pathways offered by degrees in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, and Chemistry. And take home a Kingston University lab coat as a bonus!

Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12pm

Course experience – The power of drugs

Come explore the fascinating world of drug discovery with us in our cutting-edge labs. Delve into the use of plant extracts in designing and crafting innovative medicines and pharmaceuticals.

You will gain insight into the diverse career pathways offered by degrees in Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology, and Chemistry. And take home a Kingston University lab coat as a bonus!

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1 

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12 noon

Session 2

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Course experience – Escape room

Come along to participate in a fun but educational session and use your knowledge to unlock our Pharmacy simulations suite.

Join us in our simulation suites and laboratories to discover how diseases are treated and prevented. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) Extended degree with foundation year

This course experience session will run twice and you can choose between the times below (the first one always tends to be busier).

Session 1

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 12 noon

Session 2 

  • Registration: 12pm
  • Course experience session: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Course experience – Escape room

Come along to participate in a fun but educational session and use your knowledge to unlock our Pharmacy simulations suite.

Join us in our simulation suites and laboratories to discover how diseases are treated and prevented. You'll also get to take home your very own Kingston University lab coat.

Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching) BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Course experience – Let's get physical, physical

Lunge into our sport and exercise laboratories and analyse the impact of exercising from a physiological and mechanical viewpoint. Through the session you'll gain experience of using real-world equipment and testing techniques in Sport and Exercise Science.

Sport & Exercise Science (Nutrition) BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Course experience – Let's get physical, physical

Lunge into our sport and exercise laboratories and analyse the impact of exercising from a physiological and mechanical viewpoint. Through the session you'll gain experience of using real-world equipment and testing techniques in Sport and Exercise Science.

Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • Course experience session: 10am - 1pm

Course experience – Let's get physical, physical

Lunge into our sport and exercise laboratories and analyse the impact of exercising from a physiological and mechanical viewpoint. Through the session you'll gain experience of using real-world equipment and testing techniques in Sport and Exercise Science.

Kingston School of Art courses

Creative Writing BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am - 11am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Creative writing session

Take a whistle stop tour through some of modern literature's more innovative methods and means.

We'll challenge you to interpret form and sound, visual techniques and automatic writing. In this brief session we'll cover movements like Surrealism and OuLiPo.

Dance BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am - 11am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1.30pm

Course experience – Bring Your Self: Dance technique and choreography workshop

Put on our dancing shoes and get moving! Get a taste for our state of the art fully sprung dance studios as we learn some new moves together in an energetic and social setting.

After we master our new steps, the workshop leader will guide us through a fun session choreographing a brand-new routine!

Dance and Drama BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am - 11am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1.30pm

Course experience – Acting for the screen

Get ready to learn the specific skills required for acting on screen.

We'll read and analyse real TV and film scripts as we explore key film and TV techniques such as 'hitting your mark', close ups and MCUs, master shots and POVs – don't worry if you aren't familiar with industry lingo, we'll learn all about it in this session.

Drama BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 9am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am - 11am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1.30pm

Course experience – Acting for the screen

Get ready to learn the specific skills required for acting on screen.

We'll read and analyse real TV and film scripts as we explore key film and TV techniques such as 'hitting your mark', close ups and MCUs, master shots and POVs – don't worry if you aren't familiar with industry lingo, we'll learn all about it in this session.

English BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am-11am
  • Course experience session: 12.30pm - 2pm


Course experience – Create your ideal English course!

This session offers you the opportunity to participate in the design of your English course!

At Kingston, we offer an inclusive and innovative curriculum, and in this workshop, we'll think critically about what we study and why we study it, what we write and what we read. Together we'll debate ideas for our reading list, and together we'll select one new course text for you to study.

Journalism BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am - 11am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 12.30pm

Course experience – Fake News! Fake News! Read all about it!

Fake news, there's a lot of it about and sometimes it's hard to tell what's fake and what's not; but the truth is out there. So how do journalists sort fact from fiction?

Come join us and play detective in our Journalism taster session and try your hand at spotting the signs and looking for clues that things might not be what they seem.

Media & Communications BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am-11am
  • Course experience session: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Course experience – Behold the power of an image

Join our course team and your fellow offer holders as we challenge you to create the best online version of yourself. Our social media presence acts as our personal brand image.

In this session we'll focus on how we construct an online version of ourselves in an attempt to make ourselves more attractive to potential friends, relationships and employers.

Media Skills BA (Hons) top up

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am - 11am
  • Course experience session: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Course experience – Behold the power of an image

Join our course team and your fellow offer holders as we challenge you to create the best online version of yourself. Our social media presence acts as our personal brand image.

In this session we'll focus on how we construct an online version of ourselves in an attempt to make ourselves more attractive to potential friends, relationships and employers.

Music Technology BA (Hons)

  • Registration: 10am
  • KSA Welcome Talk: 10.30am - 11am
  • Course experience session: 11am - 1.30pm

Course experience – Building beats from everyday objects

Join our course team and your fellow offer holders for an exciting workshop where we'll challenge you to create a high-quality sample pack and build beats from everyday objects.

We'll also explore a range of free tools available online, with the aim of helping you make better sounding music. This will be rounded up with a Q&A session giving you a chance to ask anything about studying music at Kingston!

Support Services Exhibition

The Support Services Exhibition is where you can pick up information about the University's main support services. This will include accommodation, admissions, careers and employability, disability and mental health, international, student funding and more.

You'll have the chance to speak to experienced staff at these stands and find out more about the University. It's a good idea to plan ahead and perhaps write down your questions in advance so you don't forget something important on the day.

Supporters Q&A

Parents, carers, and supporters are welcome to attend our Offer Holder Day, however please note that the course experience sessions are only for our offer holders. Whilst they're busy test driving their degree and making friends, join us at our Supporters Q&A where you can meet Faculty representatives.

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.

Kingston University is within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). For more information, please see the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames website.

Train

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

Bus

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 travel card 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.

Car

We strongly recommend visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving. The University has limited on-site parking facilities and is free of charge during our Open Days. Places will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, 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.

Free car parking is available on all sites for blue badge holders.

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

Cycle

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.

Plane

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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