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 programme will help prepare you for life as an undergraduate student and provide an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have.  

It is completely free of charge to take part in Head Start and by getting involved you will:

  • Feel more confident and better prepared to start your course
  • Interact with other new students who are part of the programme and build friendships
  • 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 the different support services available
  • Receive invaluable study skills advice and gain an understanding of what is expected of you academically.

In order to join our Head Start community you must be a Home/EU student, holding a Firm offer for an undergraduate course at Kingston University, with priority given to applicants who meet at least one of our eligibility criteria.    

We are not currently taking bookings for Head Start 2022, but we will let you know as soon as our applications open for you to book your place at one of our events.

If you are coming to Kingston University in September, then you can find out more information about Welcome and Induction Week.

Find out more about Head Start 2022

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


said they built friendships at Head Start


said they felt confident about starting at Kingston University


felt they had developed their study skills


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


felt familiar with Kingston University through attending Head Start

Head Start gallery

Access, participation and inclusion