Head Start 2020

In line with the latest government and Public Health England (PHE) advice surrounding the corona virus pandemic, we will be delivering Head Start 2020 online.

The University is closely monitoring developments and government advice, along with guidance from PHE and NHS England. We will notify applicants if face to face Head Start events are able to take 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.


What will happen at Head Start 2020

Our Head Start programme will take place this summer (launching on 20 July) over a six-week period and is designed to give you a detailed understanding about studying at Kingston University. Each week exciting and informative content will be released for you to engage with. This is a great opportunity to prepare you for life as an undergraduate student and receive lots of invaluable tips, advice and guidance delivered by members of staff from key areas of the University. You will also be able to interact with current students who will give you an insight into student life from their perspective. By attending Head Start you will feel more confident and better prepared to start your course.

Here's just a taste of what will happen at Head Start Online:

  • Meet current students and find out what it's really like to study at Kingston University
  • Make new friends with other people who will also be new to Kingston University
  • Take part in exclusive question panels with key groups from the University, including Accommodation, Health and Wellbeing and Money Advice teams
  • Useful advice sessions about managing your own budget, and finding part-time work and placements
  • Meet the Union of Kingston Students to find out how to get involved in clubs and societies
  • Exclusive information for mature learners and mental health, disability and dyslexia support
  • Learn about our libraries and the facilities they offer
  • Join academic skills sessions to gain valuable advice and guidance about studying within Higher Education.

For more information you can refer to our frequently-asked questions section, or talk to our current students directly about their experiences at Kingston University.

Bookings are now open, and our full Head Start Online programme will be available to view in due course.

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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