We are dedicated to teaching excellence. Our lecturers, personal tutors and specialist support staff are here to provide you with expert guidance during your studies. We also offer a comprehensive range of academic support services including academic success centres, mentoring schemes, and help with English language and maths.
At our academic skills centres, lecturers and student advisers provide you with one-to-one support on your coursework – this includes help with researching, referencing and much more. You can also access support programmes to gain confidence in speaking and writing and boost your maths skills. There is a centre located at every campus.
From the start of your degree you are assigned a personal tutor. Your personal tutor can give you guidance on studying, student life and career progression. Regular meetings with your personal tutor are a great opportunity to discuss issues and developments you experience during your course. They'll be on-hand to answer any questions about your academic studies and signpost you to further support.
While students are encouraged to think independently, there are a number of different mentoring schemes you can take part in. These include peer-to-peer schemes that will support your transition to university and academic mentoring to help build your confidence. Our Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme allows students from underrepresented groups to be paired with a professional mentor who'll provide tailored advice and real-world insight.
We offer free language courses throughout the academic year. These courses help international students gain even more confidence in speaking and writing in English.
If you are taking a course with a maths component, you can get into MathsAid to give your skills an extra boost. The programme consists of one-to-one sessions with trained tutors, peer-assisted learning and virtual learning.
We have a library on each campus with generous opening hours, including 24-hour access at Penrhyn Road during term time.
The moment you're a Kingston student you'll have access to your digital toolkit. From using the KU app to view your timetable to logging into your Kingston desktop from anywhere, you'll find the kind of flexible working that's right for you.
Our virtual learning environment, Canvas, means you'll have access to your course materials and be able to interact with students and staff online.