Open Day programme: Saturday 21 October 2023, Penrhyn Road campus

Programme

We look forward to welcoming you to Kingston University!

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 two-to-three hours to experience everything on offer.

  • When: 21 October 2023, 10.00 – 14.00
  • Where: Main Reception, Penrhyn Road campus
  • Registration: Doors open from 10.00. You can register throughout the day, providing it is in advance of your subject talk.
  • Top tip: We recommend you plan your day around your subject sessions. Take a look at the programme below to check the timetable and see what other activities you can do on the day.

Welcome talk

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

  • When: 10.00 and 11.00
  • Where: The Courtyard Room, Town House

Subject sessions and drop-in hubs

Subject sessions are an opportunity for you to learn more about your preferred course. If there are questions you didn't get a chance to ask, or something you want to know more about, then you can go to a drop-in hub and speak with academics one-to-one, at a time to suit you. 

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

Top tip:

Check the time of your subject talk and plan the rest of your Open Day activities around that. See below for when our campus tours and exhibitions are running.

Biology and Biochemistry

  • 10.30 – 11.45 and 12.45 – 13.45: Biological Sciences (Genetics and Molecular Biology) BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.45 and 12.45 – 13.45: Biological Sciences (Human Biology) BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.45 and 12.45 – 13.45: Biological Sciences (Medical Biology) BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.45 and 12.45 – 13.45: Biochemistry BSc (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one. 

Biomedical Science

  • 10.30 – 11.45 or 12.45 – 13.45: Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) subject talks

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacology

  • 11.15 – 12.30: Chemistry BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.15 – 12.30: Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.15 – 12.30: Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.15 – 12.30: Pharmaceutical Science MPharmSci (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.15 – 12.30: Pharmaceutical Science with Regulatory Affairs BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.15 – 12.30: Pharmacology BSc (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Civil Engineering, Construction and Surveying

  • 11.00 – 12.30: Building Surveying BSc (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Building Surveying BSc (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Construction Project Management BSc (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship subject talk and tour

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Computing, Cyber Security and Gaming

  • 12.00 – 13.00: Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Computer Sciences BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 12.00 – 13.00: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Digital Media Technology BSc (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Criminology and Sociology

  • 11.00 – 12.00: Criminology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Criminology and Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Sociology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Dance and Drama

  • 11.00 – 14.00: Dance and Drama BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Dance BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 13.00 – 14.00: Drama BA (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Economics

  • 11.00 – 12.00: Economics BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Financial Economics BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Business Economics BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

English and Creative Writing

  • 11.00 – 11.45: Creative Writing BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 12.00 – 13.00: English BA (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Forensic Science

  • 10.45 – 11.45: Forensic Science BSc (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media Practice

  • 10.00 – 11.15 and 11.15 – 13.00: Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media Practice subject talk

Outside of the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop-in and speak with them one-to-one.

Geography and Environmental Science

  • 11.30 – 12.30: Environmental Science BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.30 – 12.30: Environmental Science BSc (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship subject talk
  • 11.30 – 12.30: Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.30 – 12.30: Geography BSc (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Journalism and Media

  • 11.00 – 13.00: Journalism and Media BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Journalism BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 12.00 – 13.00: Media and Communication BA (Hons) subject talk
  • 12.00 – 13.00: Media Skills BA (Hons) top-up subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Law

  • 11.00 – 12.00: International Law with Professional Experience LLB (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Law with Professional Experience LLB (Hons) subject talk and taster

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Music

  • 11.00 – 12.00: Music Technology BA (Hons) subject talk

Meet at 11.00 for the talk.

Pharmacy

  • 10.30 – 11.30 or 12:45 – 13:45: Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) Extended degree with foundation year subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.30 or 12:45 – 13:45: Pharmacy MPharm (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.30 or 12:45 – 13:45: Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences FdSc (Pre-Pharmacy) subject talk

Psychology

  • 11.00 – 12.00: Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Psychology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Psychology with Sociology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster
  • 11.00 – 12.00: Business Psychology BSc (Hons) subject talk and taster

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Sports and Exercise Science and Nutrition

  • 11.30 – 12.30: Nutrition BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.30: Sport and Exercise Science (Nutrition) BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.30: Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) subject talk
  • 10.30 – 11.30: Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching) BSc (Hons) subject talk

Outside the subject talks, the academics can be found in the academic hub area where you can drop in and speak with them one-to-one.

Student Services Exhibition and campus tours

The Student Services Exhibition is where you can pick up information about the University's main student 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.

Student Services Exhibition

  • When: 10.00 – 14.00
  • Where: Ground Floor, Town House

Campus tours

  • Depart from: Ground floor, Town House
  • When: Approximately every 30 minutes. Last tour leaves at 13:30.

Top tips

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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Any questions?

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