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Head Start aims to help prepare you for life as an undergraduate student at Kingston and answer any questions you may have. You will:
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Head Start Online will take place this summer (launching on 26 July) over a seven-week period. Each week, engaging new content will be released for students who have signed up. There will also be range of scheduled ‘live' sessions throughout the programme focusing on different topics surrounding developing academic skills, accommodation information, student money advice, health and wellbeing support, and much more!
No, attending Head Start Online is optional, however our previous Head Start students have found the experience very valuable.
Yes, there will be a number of student ambassadors taking part in the Head Start Online programme. These students will be from a variety of subject areas, ages and backgrounds so you will be sure to meet somebody who you can really relate to.
You can also talk to our current students now if you have a specific question, or you would just like to say hello!
It is completely free to take part in Head Start Online, all you need to do is complete our booking form.
We recognise the importance of supporting mature students (aged 21 or over on 1 September before you start your course) through their transition to university, and welcome a significant number of mature learners at all Head Start events each year. There will be information and guidance specifically targeted towards mature students so please take part.
To book a place you must be a student holding a firm offer for an undergraduate course at Kingston University. Places at Head Start are prioritised for applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:
However, if you do not meet any of the eligibility criteria, but would like to be part of Head Start Online, then we recommend that you still complete the booking form. The Head Start team will then review your application and inform you if a place becomes available.
Firstly you will need to complete our booking form to register for our Head Start Online programme. Once you have submitted your application, the Head Start team will provide you further details on how to access the Head Start Online platform and content will be released over a six week period.
If you have any questions then please contact us.
The University is closely monitoring developments and government advice, along with guidance from Public Health England and NHS England surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. For the time being we will be delivering Head Start 2021 online; however we will notify applicants if face-to-face Head Start events will be taking place before term starts.
In the meantime, applicants are encouraged to take part in Head Start Online, where we have lots of exciting activities planned to help you settle in to Kingston University.