Open Day: Roehampton Vale campus – Saturday 2 October 2021

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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: 2 October 2021, 10.00 – 13.00 (13.00 – 15.00, optional tours and talks at Kingston Hill campus)
  • Where: Main reception (pdf), Roehampton Vale campus
  • Registration: From 10.00 – 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 Roehampton Vale 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.

  • When: 10.30 – 10.45
  • Where: Room 002, Main Building

Understanding the UCAS process

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

  • When: 13.30 – 14.00
  • Where: Kingston Hill campus*, Lawley Lecture Theatre

* Kingston Hill campus is a 5 minute bus ride from Roehampton Vale campus.

Student Finance explained

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

  • When: 14.00 – 14.30
  • Where: Kingston Hill campus*, Lawley Lecture Theatre

* Kingston Hill campus is a 5 minute bus ride from Roehampton Vale campus.

Subject specific events

Attend the subject specific events to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course. The talks include a tour around campus so that you can explore the facilities. If you can't see your subject of interest in the list below, your course may be taught on a different campus.

Aerospace Engineering

  • 11.00 - 12.30: Subject talk and tour (Room 002, Main Building)

Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics and Space Technology

  • 11.00 - 12.30: Subject talk and tour (Room 002, Main Building)

Aircraft Engineering

  • 11.00 - 12.30: Subject talk and tour (Room 002, Main Building)

Aviation Engineering

  • 11.00 - 12.30: Subject talk and tour (Room 002, Main Building)

Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training

  • 11.00 - 12.30: Subject talk and tour (Room 002, Main Building)

Mechanical Engineering (including Automotive)

  • 11.00 - 12.30: Subject talk and tour (Room 018, Main Building)

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.

* Kingston Hill campus is a 5 minute bus ride from Roehampton Vale campus.

Accommodation Exhibition

Get a real insight into what living in halls is really like by visiting our Accommodation Exhibition. The Exhibition offers all the information you need about our halls, and there will be friendly staff on hand who will be happy to help out with any questions you have.

  • When: 10.00 – 15.00
  • Where: Business School Atrium, Kingston Hill campus

Campus tours

A tour will be provided as part of your subject talk. The guided tour will take you around campus so that you can explore the facilities at Roehampton Vale.

Plan your journey to Roehampton Vale campus

Friars Avenue, London SW15 3DW

Roehampton Vale campus is located just three miles from Kingston town centre, with easy access by public transport.


The 85 and K3 buses stop outside the campus. For further information, visit the Transport for London 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.The KU1 connects this campus with Kingston and Surbiton mainline train stations and Kingston town centre.


Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28-33 minutes), which is in Travelcard Zone 6. For further information and timetables, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

From Kingston station

  • Take the train to Kingston
  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross the lights to the left on to Cromwell Road (for the bus station)
  • Take the 85 or K3 bus
  • Get off at the 'Roehampton Vale Asda' stop
  • Cross the road (Stag Lane)
  • The Roehampton Vale campus is immediately opposite, down Friars Avenue


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.

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


There is a network of cycle routes adjacent to most university sites. Cycle parking facilities are available on all sites, including halls of residence. For further information, 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:

  • 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.
  • Kingston Hill campus – Bus stop at the top of the steps that lead down to the Business School and Frank Lampl Building.
  • 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 Roehampton Vale and Kingston Hill takes about 5 minutes.

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

Roehampton Vale location

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Campus Campus
Halls of residence Halls of residence
Other University building Other University building
Train station Train station
Bus station Bus station
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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 Roehampton Vale campus.