Information for parents, carers and supporters of students applying to Kingston University

Having your loved one go off to university is not only a big event in their life, but it can be for you too, especially if they are the first to ‘fly the nest'.

Deciding which university to go to is one of the biggest decisions they'll face about their future. Whilst they are advised by their school or college, you can also help them in the decision-making process. Your guidance can play a vital role in helping them to make the right choice; you know them best, after all.

We welcome all parents, carers and supporters to attend one of our Open Days. You'll have the opportunity to find out about our campuses, facilities and accommodation, and find out more about their course of interest. You'll also be able to talk to some of our academics and the support staff that will be guiding your loved one through their university journey.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a TEF Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

Choose Kingston University

About us

See why we are ranked a top 60 university in the UK by the 2024 Guardian University Guide.

University rankings

Find out about our rankings for the courses we offer.

Facts and figures

See what makes up Kingston University.


Find us where leafy Surrey meets London.

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See how student life has changed over more than 120 years.

Campus development

Find out about campus development and see how £118m has improved facilities for our students.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

See how we aim to prepare our students to enter a diverse, international environment.

Order a prospectus

Find out more about what we have to offer.

Explore Kingston University further

Open Days

An opportunity for you to ask us any questions that you may have.

Undergraduate study

Find out everything you need to know about undergraduate study at Kingston.

Applicant Webinars

We have designed a whole host of online events to prepare our applicants for life at Kingston.

See also

Term dates

Find out more about term and semester dates.

Student finance

Find out more about funding their degree.


Explore the different types of accommodation we offer.

Careers and employability

Find out more about our careers service.


Find out about the disability and mental health support we offer.

Health and wellbeing

Take a look at the range of wellbeing services we offer.


Explore the extra-curricular opportunities available for students.

Key staff

Learn about the Senior Leadership Team and how the university works.

Faculties and schools

Explore our faculties and schools.

Policies and regulations

View the academic and non-academic policies and regulations for Kingston University.

The first year

Find out how you can support your son/daughter during their first year at university.

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