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Compact Scheme - Head Start events

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If you are joining the Compact Scheme, there is an expectation that you should attend one of our Head Start events.

When do the Head Start events take place?

There are a number of dates for you to choose from. We recommend that you try to attend one of the Head Start events at the campus where you will be studying in September. If you are studying at Knights Park, Roehampton Vale or one of our Associate Colleges please choose the dates most convenient to you.

Head Start

Head Start 1 - held at our Kingston Hill campus

  • Wednesday 25 July
  • Thursday 26 July
  • Friday 27 July

Head Start 2 - held at our Penrhyn Road campus

  • Wednesday 8 August
  • Thursday 9 August
  • Friday 10 August

If you join the Compact Scheme and make Kingston University your firm choice, you will be guaranteed a place at our Head Start event.

If you book onto one of the Head Start events by 1 July 2018 we guarantee you a place to stay in halls of residence for the duration of the event, regardless of the distance you live from campus. This means even if you are coming to Kingston University and plan on living at home during your studies, by attending Head Start you will get to experience what it's like living in a university halls of residence.

Head Start Express

Book your place at Head Start Express now

Wednesday 5 September and Friday 7 September

If you are unable to attend one of the full three-day Head Start events you could always come along to our Head Start Express one-day event.

Head Start Express is a condensed version of the Head Start summer school, designed for those who are unable to attend the three-day programme. When making your choice about which event to attend, please keep in mind that the three-day Head Start summer school will provide you with a more in depth orientation of Kingston University.

Mature Learner Preparation Day

Book your place on the Mature Learner Preparation Day now

Wednesday 12 September

Our Head Start events, including Head Start Express welcome all students and are applicable to all incoming students, of all ages.

If you are a mature learner (aged 21 or over at the start of your course) you may prefer to attend this Mature Learner Preparation day which is exclusively for students aged over the age of 21 at the start of their course.

Mature Learner Preparation Day Programme (PDF)

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What our students say...

Compact Scheme students at our Fast Forward event.

The Compact Scheme organises a lot of workshops to help people, and I found the accommodation talk extremely useful as I haven't ever rented or looked at houses before and otherwise I wouldn't know what to look out for. I would recommend the Compact Scheme as it can make you feel prepared, involved and supported throughout your university experience.

Phoebe, Human Nutrition

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Compact Scheme student Ayse

I would 100% recommend joining the Compact Scheme and attending Head Start if you want to come to Kingston University, by doing so you will automatically be part of a community here at the University.

Ayse, Law with Professional Experience

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