Open Day programme: Saturday 6 July 2024, Roehampton Vale campus


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 three to four hours to experience everything on offer.

  • When: 6 July 2024, 10am – 12.30pm (12.30pm  2pm, optional tours and talks at Kingston Hill campus)
  • Where: Main reception, Roehampton Vale campus
  • Registration: Doors open from 10am. 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.

*Please note that due to ongoing roadworks taking place in the area we anticipate there might be delays to your journey. We encourage you to consult the Transport for London website or your maps/sat nav app to plan your journey and take into account any expected delays.*

Welcome talk

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

Further information

If you have time, we would love to invite you to share a complimentary lunch with academics at our Roehampton Vale campus from 12.30pm, where you will be able to chat informally and learn more about your course.

Subject sessions and drop in hubs

This is where you can attend subject-specific events and learn more about your preferred course.

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.

Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering

  • 11.00 – 12.30: Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) MEng/BEng (Hons) – subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Aerospace Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) – subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Aircraft Engineering BEng (Hons) – subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Aircraft Engineering BEng (Hons) top-up – subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Aviation Engineering BEng (Hons) – subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training BSc (Hons) – subject talk and tour

Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

  • 11.00 – 12.30: Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Engineering) MEng/BEng (Hons) – subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 – 12.30: Mechanical Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) – subject talk and tour
  • 11.00 - 12.30: Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)  subject talk and tour

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.

Campus tours

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

Top tips

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.

From 29 August 2023, Kingston University is within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). For more information, please see the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames website.


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). Kingston station 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 onto 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


On-site parking facilities are very limited and will only be open until 2pm at the Roehampton Vale campus.

We strongly recommend Open Day visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving.

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.


There is a network of cycle routes adjacent to most university sites. 

View information on cycle routes around the University.



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.
  • 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)

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.