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Kingston University

Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom



Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in SW London, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the UK & overseas. At Kingston University, we're passionate about inspiring people and transforming lives. Learning, enquiry, professional practice, enriching lives, and respect for individuals, communities and our environment are at the heart of what we do.

A vibrant, modern, diverse and supportive university based across four campuses, we offer people from all backgrounds and countries (150 at the last count!) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.  

Choose from a wide choice of subjects, with great lecturers, cutting-edge facilities and an emphasis on employment skills. Gain workplace skills and placements in top companies, learn from and network with industry experts, and develop your creative and entrepreneurial spirit – Kingston produces the most graduate start-up companies of any UK HEI.

...And all in a beautiful riverside location within easy reach of central London.


Kingston University - Art, Design & Architecture

Kingston University - Art, Design & Architecture

The National Student Survey 2016

The National Student Survey (NSS) is here! Our final-year students are busy completing the NSS. Their feedback is vital for us to celebrate our successes and ensure future students get the most out of their time at Kingston University. If you’re a final-year student, have your say by going to today.

QUIZ: Which degree is right for you?

Which degree is right for you? Take our short quiz to find out:

We Are Able | When inventive technologies re-design the future of fashion

‘Mouldy’ t-shirts may sound strange, but a range of fungal fashions from PhD student Ninela Ivanova are certainly creating a buzz. Ninela’s PhD in Design Research looked into using fungi as potential media for fashion and textiles fabrication. “Mould Perceptions was a creativity-led participatory workshop to explore how novel, yet obscure materials, fungi being an example in point, could be introduced to the high-street market,” explained Ninela. Ninela will be exhibiting some of her ‘mouldy’ t-shirts and fungi for textiles experiments in Paris this week at Weareable Fashiontech Festival.

Mechanical birds and music boxes help Kingston University MA graduate create a stir with short films

"All my films are about collectors and collections. It's the psychology behind collecting that particularly appeals to me and I've tried to reflect that by making the objects come to life."

Art & Design at Knights Park Campus

Knights Park is the picturesque base for our art, design and architecture students. Take a look round with our virtual tour: #DiscoverKU

Art & Design at Knights Park Campus

AMDP Inspire Series: Entrepreneurship and Diversity

Book now and join us on Monday for an inspirational talk from some of the most successful social entrepreneurs in the country! Bestselling author, international speaker and award winning serial entrepreneur Julian Hall, alongside inspirational and charismatic entrepreneur Phil Benson, are set to discuss achieving success – whether you want to set up your own business, or work with big names like Virgin Media, NHS or Société Générale.

Kingston University's cover photo

Kingston University's cover photo

Susie Chan's World Record attempt

Ultra runner Susie Chan made national headlines when she broke the world record for longest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours (female). Susie set up for the challenge at the Kingston University sport science human movement labs at Penrhyn Road.

Susie Chan's World Record attempt

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, Kingston University

Academic Multicultural and Diversity Programme workshops are half day workshops with interactive activities introducing students to structured thinking about identities and diversity. The next workshops are on 3 Feb, 10 Feb and 17 Feb - book here: Current students can also find out more about the Academic Multicultural Programme and all the events associated with it here:

Top female engineer leads the line of Kingston University alumni receiving New Year's honours

"I hope my award will attract more women into the world of highways, transport and engineering. It is such a rewarding and exciting career and one where you can make a real difference to people's lives."

Photos from Kingston University's post

Congratulations to all of our graduates who enjoyed a busy week of ceremonies at The Rose Theatre last week. Thank you for tagging your photos with #MadeInKingston so we could celebrate your success! For a full album of pictures from the day, head to our Pinterest page:

Photos from Kingston University's post