Virtual Open Day Programme 14 August 2021

Clearing at Kingston University

If you are applying late to start university in 2021, have changed your mind about what or where you'd like to study, or missed out on the requirements of a conditional offer, Clearing is another way to start your university journey.

To help you find out more about Kingston University during Clearing week, all our virtual Open Day content is viewable on demand between until the 4 September. Just use this link to access the Open Day and click on the ‘guest' button. You'll be able to watch subject presentations and read everything you need to know about Kingston University.

Please note: you can access this information from 8.30am on Tuesday 10 August until 6pm on Tuesday 31 August.

Our Clearing hotline is now open and will remain open all summer. Places available on courses are often very popular, so don't wait, call us if you already have your results or as soon as you get them.

Call us on 0800 0483 334 (or +44 20 8328 1149 if you are calling from outside the UK) and speak to our friendly and knowledgeable hotliners. They will be able to provide information on the courses we have available and will guide you through your options.

Places available through Clearing are often very popular, so call us as soon as you know your results.

Highlights of the Virtual Open Day

Chat to us!

Talk to staff and student ambassadors in real time during the Virtual Open day. You will find them in every subject booth of the event! Just click on the ‘talk to us' button in the top left of the screen in each subject booth and find the chat box to speak to us. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about your chosen course and Kingston University – you can chat to us at any time during the Virtual Open Day.

You can also speak to academics after each subject talk. Our specialist staff will be available to speak to, either using the provided text box or on audio / video, so please stay in the room after your talk has ended to ask the presenter any questions you have.

Attend subject talks!

Visit a subject talk for a whistle stop presentation of what your course has to offer! Talks last around 20 minutes and provide information valuable to your decision.

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.


The Open Day runs from 9.30 to 1pm, with the Welcome Talk starting at 9.45am. All the talks will be available after their scheduled end time. You can catch them in the Presentations area in the on-demand section.

Subject talks (A-Z)

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

  • Accounting and Finance – 12 noon
  • Aerospace, Aviation and Aircraft Engineering – 11.45am
  • Architecture – 12 noon
  • Biochemistry – 11:15am
  • Biological Sciences – 12:15pm
  • Biomedical Science – 10:15am
  • Business and Accounting – 10:15am
  • Business Management – 11am
  • Chemistry – 10:45am
  • Civil Engineering, Construction and Surveying – 11am 
  • Computing & Cyber Security – 10:15am
  • Creative and Cultural Industries (Art Direction; Design Marketing; Fashion Promotion & Communication; Curation, Exhibitions & Events) – 11:45am
  • Creative Writing – 10:15am
  • Creative Writing & Film Cultures – 11am
  • Criminology – 10:15am 
  • Dance – 11:30am
  • Drama – 10:30am
  • Economics – 10.30am
  • Education: Early Years – 10:15am 
  • Education: Physical Education, Sport and Activity – 12:15pm
  • Education: Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice – 11:15am
  • English – 12:15pm
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation – 12 noon
  • Environmental Science – 11:30am
  • Fashion – 10:15am
  • Filmmaking – 11:45am
  • Fine Art – 11:30am
  • Fine Art and Art History – 12:15pm
  • Forensic Science – 10:45am 
  • Foundation Art, Design & Media Practice – 10:15am
  • Geography – 10:30am 
  • Graphic Design – 11:45am
  • Historic Building Conservation – 11am
  • Illustration Animation – 10:45am
  • Interior Design – 10:15am 
  • International Business – 11:45am
  • Journalism – 10:15am
  • Law, International Law – 11:30am
  • Marketing and Advertising – 10:30am
  • Mathematics – 12:15pm
  • Mechanical Engineering – 10:15am
  • Media and Communication – 11:45am 
  • Midwifery – 10:15am
  • Music – 12:30pm
  • Nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disability and Nursing Associate – 11:30am
  • Nutrition – 10:15am
  • Pharmacology – 12:30pm
  • Pharmacy – 10:15am
  • Pharmaceutical Science – 11:45am
  • Photography – 10:45am
  • Primary teaching – 10:45am
  • Product and Furniture Design – 11am
  • Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Business Psychology – 12 noon
  • Publishing with English – 11am
  • Real Estate – 12:30pm
  • Social Work and Working with Children and Young People – 11:15am
  • Sociology – 11am
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences – 11:15am

Student life and support

Find out more about the range of services available to you at Kingston University.

The following talks will be available to watch in the Presentations (Auditorium) area:

  • The UCAS application process talk – 10:15am
  • Disability and wellbeing talk – 10:30am
  • Student finance explained talk (for UK students only) – 10:45am
  • Careers and employability talk – 11am
  • Accommodation talk – 11:15am
  • International students talk – 11:30am
  • Meet the Union of Kingston Students talk – 11:45am

Remember, you can also click on the 'ask a question' button in each area, to chat to specialist staff from these areas.

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.


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

Welcome to Kingston University talk

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 and a member of the team will be available straight after the talk to answer your questions, either via text or on video.

If you miss the scheduled talk, you will also be able to speak to academics 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!

You can access these subject talks in the presentations area. Please view the schedule of talks and other events section to find out when these talks are taking place. They will then be available, on-demand, in the presentations area for the rest of the day.

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 and support

Enter the student life and support areas to view everything you need to know about support and services available to you whilst studying at Kingston. There will be live chat areas, information to download, videos to watch and various other content.


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 in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Accommodation booth.


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 is also a talk on Applying through UCAS which is available to watch in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Admissions booth.

Earn while you learn and Careers & Employability

Our Careers and Employability team can help you find work – whether gaining experience whilst you study, trying volunteering opportunities or finding work after you graduate. The team works with a wide variety of employers and has many links with industry. 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 in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Careers and Employability booth.

KU Cares: supporting care leavers, young adult carers, estranged students and Sanctuary Scholars

Our KU Cares programme supports students who have experience of local authority care, who are formally estranged from their families, or who have unpaid caring responsibilities for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction. They are here for you and can even help you with UCAS and Student Finance applications as well as advocate on your behalf with the University or external services.

Discover Kingston upon Thames

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.

International and EU advice: visas, scholarships and more

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.

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

Global opportunities: learn a language or study abroad

You'll have opportunities to study or work abroad, as most of our undergraduate courses recognise or support studying or working abroad and have exchange links across all five continents. You will also have the chance to study up to ten languages free of charge via our Kingston Language Scheme (KLS).

Head Start: helping you prepare for KU

Before you arrive, you can take part in our innovative transition programme, Head Start. It's free and has been a game changer for our students, who have reported feeling more confident about starting university. Head Start leads straight on to our great Welcome Week programme too! 

Student funding UK: bursaries, scholarships and money advice

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 only) talk available to watch in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Student Finance booth.

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

Student support and wellbeing

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 in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the booth.

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 in the presentations area and under the webcast icon in the Union of Kingston Students Booth.

KU Extra: activities alongside your course

All students can find all our enrichment opportunities, events and activities on our online events platform, KU Extra. You'll be able to sign up to language classes, social and sports activities to careers events and much more.

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.

Student Lounge

Pop in to our Student 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.

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

Any questions?

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