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Resources and facilities

We continually invest in building and development programmes at Kingston University.

For example:

  • A new landmark building for the Penrhyn Road campus, including a learning resources centre, a covered courtyard, cafes and a new landscaping scheme.
  • A new £30 million teaching building for the Kingston Hill campus opened in May 2012.
  • Kingston School of Art at Knights Park has a new learning resources centre, a new reception gallery with art shop and social space, new interdisciplinary learning zone and refurbished studio space – part of an £11million improvement programme.
  • The facilities at Roehampton Vale were improved with the installation of a 190-person lecture theatre; a 60-person computer room; and shower facilities for cyclists.

You can also take advantage of on-site and local social and cultural resources.


We are expanding our library resources with more:

  • Learning resources centrebooks and publication subscriptions
  • online database subscriptions
  • AV and media equipment
  • powerful computing facilities
  • 24 hour access (term time) to the Learning Resource Centres at Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road

Subject-specific resources

Our close links with external bodies and on-site investments ensure that you also have easy access to subject-specific resources. Examples include:

  • Radiography equipment at Penrhyn Road
  • among our archives and special collections, the Ivanovic collection providing resources for Yugoslav and south-east European history and politics
  • psychology students having access to specialised labs for participant observation
  • two flight simulators, a Lotus Exige and a number of motorbikes being amongst the kit for engineering students.

Electronic resources

All Kingston University students have access to excellent electronic resources, including:

  • Learning resources centre at Knights Parknetworked computers and specialist software for each subject area
  • the student intranet, My Kingston, an online source of information
  • Canvas, an online learning management tool and resource for lecture notes and interactive teaching
  • central support from our technical team.

There are additional computers for postgraduate use only in the Graduate Centres.

Find out more from Information Services.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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