Virtual Open Day Programme: Wednesday 17 June 2020

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.

The day runs from 12.45pm to 4pm with the first Welcome Talk starting at 1pm. Our networking lounge will be open after the event until 6pm, so you can continue to chat with our friendly student ambassadors and staff. All the talks will be available on-demand after their scheduled end time. You can catch them in the Presentations area in the on-demand section.

You will also be able to access all the Open Day content until 6pm on 23 July 2020!

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 what time your chosen subject talk is on and plan your day around this. You can also choose to attend a Welcome Talk at 1pm or 2pm, whichever fits best with your subject talk.
  • 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.

Presentations

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

Welcome to Kingston University talk

Welcome talks run several times during the day so you can pick one that suits you.

  • 10.15 - 10.45
  • 11.15 - 11.45
  • 12.15 - 12.45
  • 13.15 - 13.45

Subject talks

Make sure you attend a subject talk! It is probably the most important thing to visit during the virtual Open Day.

The talk will go into detail about your course, the staff and the facilities at Kingston University. You can also find out about careers and employability.

Check the schedule for the time of your subject talk.

Subject areas

Enter the subject areas to view everything you need to know about studying your course of interest at Kingston University.

In this space, you can speak directly to staff and academics and find answers to all the questions you might have about your preferred subject.

Student life

The student life area is all about studying at Kingston. There will be live webinars, chat areas, information to download and contact details in each section if you wish to reach us when the area is offline. Information will be available on:

Accommodation

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 will also be able to find out about all the varied options available to you, speak to the accommodation team and ask about all the Halls options on campus.

Discover Kingston

Watch a lightning tour of Kingston made by one of our students, Alberto, and hear from other friendly student ambassadors who can tell you all about the town, its nightlife, markets, restaurants, shopping and more.

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 can 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.

Student support

The student support area is all about the support that is available to you whilst studying at Kingston University. 

Admissions

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 also request to chat with expert staff on a one to one basis.

There is also an Applying through UCAS talk taking place at:

  • 12.00 - 12.15
  • 15.15 - 15.30

Careers and Employability

Join the Careers and Employability team who can help you find work, whether that's to gain experience whilst you study, try volunteering opportunities or to step into the world of working after you graduate. They work with a wide variety of employers and have many industry links. You will be able to ask them anything you like about employment opportunities before, during and after your time at Kingston.

There is also a Careers and Employability talk taking place at:

  • 14.00 - 14.15

Finance

Here there is a really useful presentation on finance and funding for undergraduate students. You can find out 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 and EU students only) talk taking place at:

  • 11.45 - 12.00
  • 15.30 - 15.45

Please note that the information available relates to Home and EU students only. For informational on International student fees and funding, please visit the International area.

International

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 EU or International student. You can speak to staff, ask any questions you like and watch videos on from other International students on what life is like studying at Kingston.

There is also an International Student talk taking place at:

  • 13.00 - 13.15

Opportunities for Students

We are committed to providing you with a wide range of opportunities to make the most of your university experience. Our friendly teams are here for you from the moment you arrive, providing expert advice and guidance, ensuring you have what you need to succeed and are well looked after while you're here with us. Teams in this area include:

  • Head Start
  • Kingston Language Scheme
  • KU Cares (support for care leavers, estranged students and young adult carers)
  • KU Extra
  • Study Abroad

Student Support

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, if you prefer. 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 taking place at:

  • 12.45 - 13.00
  • 15.00 - 15.15

Resource centre

Visit the resource centre, where you will be able to view the Kingston University prospectus, a guide to writing your personal statement and other useful downloadable leaflets and information on studying at Kingston University.

Networking lounge

Pop in to our networking lounge at any time during the day to speak to our friendly student ambassadors, Student Union and alumni about any questions you may have on studying at Kingston University.

Here you can also meet up with other attendees and meet your future classmates to discuss anything you've seen during the event.

Help desk

Lost? Don't know where to go next, or just need some advice about where to find a particular subject presentation?

Feel free to come to our help desk, we are here to help.

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 that is listed on the Agenda. This can save you time when going from different areas.

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 it as 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.

Create your own event bag

You'll find loads of useful resources, such as course leaflets, finance and funding info in the documents section of each booth you enter during the event and you will be able to save them all in your personal event bag.

Once you've collected all 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 useful 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 now see your event bag link in the menu, click on it access all your saved documents
  • Now you can view the documents or download them to read at your own convenience

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.

Welcome talks

This is a good place to start the day so we recommend that you start with this, but they run every hour so you can pick a time that suits you. This talk will help you to find out about the Kingston University experience.

When:

  • 10.15 - 10.45
  • 11.15 - 11.45
  • 12.15 - 12.45
  • 13.15 - 13.45
  • 14.15 - 14.45

Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering

Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training

Mechanical Engineering

Art and Design

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Architecture

  • When: 12.30 - 13.00 & 14.30 - 15.00
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Creative and Cultural Industries

  • When: 12.30 - 13.00
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Fashion

  • When: 10.30 - 11.00 & 14.15 - 14.45
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Fine Art

  • When: 11.30 - 12.00
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Fine Art and Art History

  • When: 12.15 - 12.45
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Foundation Art and Design

  • When: 11.30 - 12.00 & 13.30 - 14.00
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Graphic Design

  • When: 11.00 - 11.30 & 13.00 - 13.30
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Historic Building Conservation

  • When: 13.30 - 14.00
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Illustration Animation

  • When: 10.30 - 11.00
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Interior Design

  • When: 11.15 - 11.45
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Photography

  • When: 11.45 - 12.15
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Product and Furniture Design

  • When: 13.30 - 14.00
  • Where: Presentations (Auditorium)

Biological and Life Sciences

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Biochemistry

Biological Science

Biomedical Science

Forensic Science

Business and Management Studies

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Accounting and Finance

Business Management, Digital Business

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

International Business

Marketing and Advertising

Real Estate

Civil Engineering, Construction and Surveying

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Civil, Construction and Surveying

Computing and Cyber Security and Maths

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Computing and Cyber Security

Maths

Economics, Politics and Human Rights

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Economics

Politics

Education

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Education Work based Early Years

Education Work based intro to PESA

Education Work based SEN

Primary Teaching and Education

Film, Media and Journalism

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Film Making

Journalism

Media and Communication

Publishing with English

Geography and Environmental Science

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Environmental Science

Geography

Humanities, English and Creative Writing

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Creative Writing

Film Cultures

English Literature

Law, Criminology, Sociology and Psychology

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Criminology, Sociology

Law, International Law

Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Midwifery

Nursing

Social Work and Working With Children and Young People

Performing Arts

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Dance

Drama

Music

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science and Chemical Sciences

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science

Pharmacology

Pharmacy

Sports, Exercise and Nutrition

Attend a subject talk to meet academic staff and learn more about your preferred course.

Exercise and Sports Science

Nutrition

Student life

Find out more about studying at Kingston University.

Accommodation

  • When: 10.45 - 11.00 & 13.45 - 14.00
  • Where: Student Life area

Meet the Student Union

  • When: 11.00 - 11.15 & 14.45 - 15.00
  • Where: Student Life area

Student support

Find out about the range of support services available at Kingston University.

Applying through UCAS

  • When: 12.00 - 12.15 & 15.15 - 15.30
  • Where: Student Support area

Careers and Employability

  • When: 14.00 - 14.15
  • Where: Student Support area

Disability and Wellbeing

  • When: 12.45 - 13.00 & 15.00 - 15.15
  • Where: Student Support area

International Student talk

  • When: 13.00 - 13.15
  • Where: Student Support area

Understanding Student Finance (for UK and EU students only)

  • When: 11.45 - 12.00 & 15.30 - 15.45
  • Where: Student Support area

Any questions?

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