Kingston University

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Founded

1992

Description

Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, South West London.

The university first opened as Kingston Technical Institute in 1899, offering a wide range of courses for its students such as dressmaking, clay modelling and electric wiring.

By 1970 the institute had become Kingston Polytechnic, and was home to 34 leading courses. It wasn’t until 1992, almost 100 years after it was first established, that Kingston Polytechnic turned into the Kingston University it is today.

Located in a historic riverside town between the borders of London and Surrey, the university is surrounded by shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. Kingston upon Thames also has easy access to countryside and city: it is close to both Richmond Park and Hampton Court Palace and Central London is just a 25-minute train journey away.

Possessing over 2,500 staff and an annual budget of around £203 million, the university is one of the town’s biggest employers, adding £500 million to the local economy each year. Furthermore, its researchers and academics assist local organisations, using their specialised skill-sets in support of the community.

The university also offers a host of public lectures, exhibitions and performances, and opens its sports and health facilities to local residents and businesses.

As well as contributing to the community, Kingston University prides itself on its sustainable development and ranks near the top of the People and Planet’s Green League Table. Moreover, it collaborates with the local community on environmental projects, such as recycling.

Kingston is home to five faculties and four campuses: Penrhyn Road (the centre of student activity), Kingston Hill (set in landscaped gardens), Knights Park (home to a riverside setting) and Roehampton Vale (modern and within close proximity to Richmond Park). All of these campuses are connected by the university’s free inter-site bus service.

Former students of Kingston university include the English actor Ben Barnes, and the famous accessories and handbag designer, Sophie Hulme.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames , KT1 1LQ, London, United Kingdom

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Willie
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I'm taking computer science, currently on my second year of the course, and I feel that, though the course might have some shortcomings, it has been engaging and interesting throughout, and the shortcomings I mentioned are primarily...

I'm taking computer science, currently on my second year of the course, and I feel that, though the course might have some shortcomings, it has been engaging and interesting throughout, and the shortcomings I mentioned are primarily organisational problems that arose from the university significantly updating the course in recent years. The university offers many opportunities for enterprising students to get an advantage on the job market for when they graduate, such as programmes for part-time work for local SMEs, academic mentoring positions, and both part-time and full-time positions in various departments in the university ranging from student ambassadors to technical support and work on inhouse development projects. Overall, I think that Kingston University is a very solid choice for anyone who is willing to put in the work to develop in this field.

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Neelam
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I do geniuley like the university and its campus surroundings, I like the green spaces and clubs/societies the university has to offer. I met my life friends there and would personally would recommend the university as it offers a range of...

I do geniuley like the university and its campus surroundings, I like the green spaces and clubs/societies the university has to offer. I met my life friends there and would personally would recommend the university as it offers a range of multiple courses/ varied programmes to choose from.

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The University is great with providing the required resources to help with different courses, for me personally i like the cyber lab and the library as they have a nice relaxing environment to study in.You can either study in groups , alone in a...

The University is great with providing the required resources to help with different courses, for me personally i like the cyber lab and the library as they have a nice relaxing environment to study in.You can either study in groups , alone in a quite area or you can even book a whole room for group studies to fit different styles of studies and research.

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