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Why choose Kingston University?

Kingston University is known as a top teaching university. Our high ratings for teaching quality mean you can be confident your son or daughter is choosing a university with excellent standards and a strong reputation.

Teaching quality

Because we're always open to new ideas we will also keep them up to date with the wider world. Our innovative outlook means:

  • we're continuously introducing new courses;
  • we prepare students for a diverse and international environment by ensuring our courses have a global perspective;
  • we offer new ways of learning, such as work-based foundation degrees;
  • students can use Canvas, our online learning resource; and
  • our student intranet, My Kingston, is also a virtual workspace.

Our top-quality resources will help them make the most of their study time, including:

  • an extensive computer network and the University library, open 24 hours a day;
  • English language support for international students; and
  • study support – such as PALS, our peer-assisted learning scheme, and a personal tutor to support and advise them.

Student support

Coming to university for the first time can be a big step. At Kingston we do everything we can to make sure your child will get all the help and support they need.

It might be the first time they live away from home so find out about the following support that is available:


We're based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy and cosmopolitan riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey. Kingston upon Thames has something for everyone, whatever your child's interests. In the town you'll find:

Central London is just 30 minutes away so students can easily jump on a train and access art galleries, theatres and the city's world-famous night life – as well as plenty of employment opportunities.

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000