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Head Start Express

As well as feeling excited about the prospect of starting university, many new students are apprehensive about what lies ahead. Head Start Express is designed to help prepare you for life as an undergraduate student at Kingston University and is completely free of charge to attend. 

Head Start has been associated with increased confidence, belonging, and success.  Students who have attended felt that the programme helped them get the most out of student life.

When does Head Start Express take place?

There are three dates for you to choose from:

Head Start Mature Learner Preparation Day

All of our Head Start events are applicable for 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.

What happens at Head Start Express?

During Head Start you will have the opportunity to:

  • 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.
  • Learn valuable study skills
  • Find out about the support services available to you
  • Meet key groups from the University (including Accommodation, Student Life and Health and Wellbeing teams).
  • 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.
  • Get to know Kingston University on our campus tours.
  • Take part in a fun evening social.

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Contact the Head Start team

If you have any questions about Head Start Express please email headstart@kingston.ac.uk or call 020 8417 4414.

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