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Information for parents

Advice for parents, carers and supporters

Find the information you need to support students during their undergraduate degree.

Welcome to Kingston

Coming to university represents a significant stage in the life of every student. It provides a gateway to a number of opportunities: to acquire knowledge, gain new skills, improve employment prospects and, of course, to make new friends – some of whom may remain for life.

The first year

The first year

View our timeline of a typical first year at university. If you're prepared for the challenges the student may be facing, you'll be better able to support them.

Why choose Kingston?

  • Teaching quality
    The University's innovative attitude gives our students a fresh outlook on the world.
  • Student support
    Our excellent student support and learning facilities will help students reach their full potential.
  • London location
    Lively Kingston upon Thames is just 30 minutes from central London's art galleries, theatres and world-famous night life.

Term dates 2019/20

The University's standard academic year runs from September to June, divided into three terms.

  • Autumn term
    Monday 23 September 2018 - Friday 13 December 2019
    (New students from Monday 16 September 2019)
  • Spring term
    Monday 6 January 2020 - Friday 3 April 2020
  • Summer term
    Monday 27 April 2020 - 3 July 2020