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Welcome to Head Start

As well as feeling excited about the prospect of starting university, many new students are nervous about what lies ahead.  Our Head Start events will help prepare you for life as an undergraduate student and whilst you're with us we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Head Start is completely free of charge to attend and we will be offering a range of events to choose from between August and September 2020.    

By attending Head Start you will:

  • Feel more confident and better prepared to start your course.
  • Begin your studies with a whole group of friends you have made at the event.
  • Meet staff from key areas of the university, and current students who will provide you with invaluable tips to ensure you are successful at University.
  • Become familiar with the university and how to find your way around.
  • Receive invaluable study skills advice and gain an understanding of what is expected of you academically.
  • Have a chance to stay in one of Kingston University's halls of residence free of charge (Head Start 3-day programme only).

In order to attend one of our Head Start events you must be a Home/EU student, holding a Firm offer for an undergraduate course at Kingston University, and meet at least one of our eligibility criteria.     

Dates for Head Start 2020 will be announced in due course and we will notify all Kingston University applicants when bookings open.

Key to success

Head Start has been associated with increased confidence, belonging and success for those students who attend.

*Feedback from attendees who came to Head Start 2018

87%

87%

said they built friendships at Head Start

90%

90%

said they felt confident about starting at Kingston University

79%

79%

felt they had developed their study skills

84%

84%

had an increased in awareness of support services available at Kingston University

93%

93%

felt familiar with Kingston University through attending Head Start

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