Head Start 2022

The booking form for our Head Start 2022 events is now open. Currently, we are only accepting applications for our three-day events.

Head Start three-day events (with accommodation available)

In order to take part you must be a Home student with a Firm offer for an undergraduate course at Kingston University with priority given to applicants who meet at least one of our eligibility criteria.

  • 13-15 July 2022
  • 3-5 August 2022
  • 10-12 August 2022

Our Head Start three-day events include the option of two nights' free accommodation in our Seething Wells halls of residence. Places for these rooms are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If the rooms are oversubscribed they will be prioritised for attendees unable to commute to the event each day. If you are travelling from a long distance we have a small number of rooms available for the night before each event. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to be considered for this option.

Please note you must be 18 or older at the time of the event to stay in the halls of residence.

Head Start Express one-day events (no accommodation available)

In order to take part you must be a Home student with a Firm offer for an undergraduate course at Kingston University with priority given to applicants who meet at least one of our eligibility criteria.

  • 25 August 2022
  • 31 August 2022
  • 1 September 2022 (Mature Learner Preparation Day - only for applicants aged 21 and over at the start of their course)

Applications for our Head Start Express one-day events will open on the 11 July 2022.

Head Start Online

Available for Home and International students with a Firm offer for an undergraduate course at Kingston University.

  • 6 and 7 September 2022

Applications for Head Start Online will open on the 11 July 2022.

What will happen at Head Start?

Our Head Start programme will take place over the summer of 2022 between July and September. There will be a mixture of three-day and one-day events, held in-person at Kingston University, as well as an online event. All are completely free to attend. If you register for one of the three-day events then free accommodation in our halls of residence is available.

This is a great opportunity to prepare 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'll also be able to interact with current students, who'll give you an insight into student life from their perspective. By taking part in Head Start you'll feel more confident and better prepared to start your course.

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

  • 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.
  • Get valuable study tips, 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.

Our official Head Start 2022 programme will be released 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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