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Student life

We are aware that you may only be studying with us for a semester and wish to ensure that you are offered a wide variety of opportunities to maximise your experience whilst here.

Study Abroad International Learning (SAIL) 

The SAIL Office runs its own events specifically for visiting students throughout the academic year. These have included welcome receptions and end of semester parties in Kingston's largest traditional pub, quizzes, Bingo, laser tag and Thanksgiving celebrations.

Union of Kingston Students

The Union of Kingston Students is the heart of university social life for most students. Run by students, it provides support and entertainment throughout your time at Kingston University. The Union organises social events, clubs and societies and also provides advice if you have any problems at University.

Visit the Union of Kingston Students website to find out more.

Cultural, religious and interest societies

The Union runs more than 90 societies relating to interests, including politics; culture (eg the International Students' Society, and the Arabic, Oriental and Scandinavian societies); religion (eg the Hindu, Christian, Islamic and Sikh societies); and other interests, such as computer games, the environment, entrepreneurship and debating!

Sports clubs and facilities

The Union runs around 40 sports clubs, including everything from American football, cheerleading, football, rugby and tennis, to snow sports, sub-aqua diving, sailing, skydiving and martial arts.

The University has great facilities for outdoor sports. Our Tolworth Court sports ground includes:

55-acre football pitches, two rugby pitches, two cricket squares, mini-soccer pitches, floodlit training areas, two netball courts, three tennis courts and six/seven-a-side hard-court football pitch.

Our fitness centre at the Penrhyn Road features a modern 65-station gym with the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment. There is also an air-conditioned aerobics and dance studio offering a range of dance and fitness classes.

"Along with my academics, I was able to join the tennis team which helped me make friendships that will last a lifetime."

Aubree Orzechowski, California State University – Channel Islands, 2018/19

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Study Abroad International Learning Office 

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Enquiries about coming to Kingston as a visiting student:

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Study Abroad International Learning Office 

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Enquiries about coming to Kingston as a visiting student:

Study Abroad at Kingston University

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Study Abroad International Learning Office 

Contact the team

Enquiries about coming to Kingston as a visiting student: