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Head Start 2019

We will be delivering three Head Start events over the summer to allow all applicants the best possible opportunity to attend. Head Start is free to attend and you only need to attend one event from the dates listed below:

  • Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Friday 26 July 2019 held at our Penrhyn Road Campus
  • Wednesday 31 July, Thursday 1 and Friday 2 August 2019 held at our Kingston Hill Campus
  • Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 August 2019 held at our Penrhyn Road Campus

When making your choice about which event to attend, please keep in mind the campus where you will be based during your course.

Attendees are offered two or three nights free accommodation in our Seething Wells halls of residence, although students can opt to attend this event as day delegates also. In order to stay in the halls of residence you must be 18 years old or older.

Financial support is available to help with travel costs to attend our Head Start events. Further information on how to apply for this will be provided nearer the time of each event after your booking has been confirmed. If you are concerned that travelling costs may prevent you from booking and attending Head Start, please email the team via for advice.

If you have any questions or queries about the Head Start events, please see our Head Start and Accommodation FAQs.

Head Start Express 2019

Head Start Express is a condensed version of our Head Start 3-day events, designed for those who are unable to commit to the three-day programme, and for those who are coming to Kingston University via Clearing. 

*More information to follow, bookings for these events will open in July 2019*

Head Start for Mature Learner Preparation Day 2019

All of our Head Start events are applicable to incoming students of all ages. However, if you are coming to Kingston University as a mature learner (aged 21 or over on 1 September before you start your course) you may prefer to attend this exclusive preparation day.

*More information to follow, bookings for this event will open in July 2019*

What will happen at Head Start 2019

Here's just a taste of what will happen at Head Start 2019. For more information you can visit our frequently answered questions.

  • Meet some of our current students and find out what it's really like to be a Kingston University student.
  • Make new friends with other people who will also be new to Kingston University.
  • Get to know Kingston University and the surrounding area on our campus tours.
  • Take part in fun evening socials.
  • An exclusive question panel with key groups from the University (including Accommodation, Student Life and Health and Wellbeing teams).
  • Faculty introductions.
  • Useful advice sessions on managing budgets and finding part-time work.
  • Meet our Union of Kingston Students to find out how to get involved in university clubs and societies.
  • Special workshops for mature learners, disability and dyslexia support.
  • Learn about our learning resources centres (LRCs).
  • Opportunity to experience what it's like to stay in university accommodation.

Head Start Programme

Download the Head Start 2018 programme (PDF) for an idea of what to expect.

Very helpful and fun, as well as informative.

Law with Professional Experience student, 20

Thank you for such a fabulous opportunity and for making the transition so much easier!

Children's Nursing student, 18.

Head Start was an amazing experience. It made my confidence level go up and I can't wait to start university at Kingston.

Criminology student, 18.

Really boosted my confidence and I'm not worried about fitting in anymore. I also have met others on my course which is a great start.

Adult Nursing student, 47

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