The University has roots going back more than 100 years. In 1899, Kingston Technical Institute opens, offering courses ranging from Chemistry, Electric Wiring and Building Construction to Nursing, Dressmaking and Clay Modelling.
Study at Kingston University is designed with a successful career in mind. Forward-thinking teaching and learning methods are bolstered by the very latest industry insights and in-depth research. The University is well equipped for researching, writing and revising with award-winning learning resources centres, computer suites and online access.
Research case studies
Research at Kingston University ranges from world leading art and design to philosophy, health, business and groundbreaking science. Discover how our research is making a difference to society, culture and the economy.
We provide careers support to Kingston University students and recent graduates through a blend of hands-on, practical training and events combined with a focus on building strong relationships with major and local employers and alumni.
We provide a range of practical and personal support services to ensure you have the best time learning and living at Kingston University. Our student support services can help you with almost anything in student life, from keeping your health and wealth, to keeping your faith.
All full time postgraduate students are eligible to book a room in Kingston University's halls of residence. Furthermore, for all new full-time first year international postgraduate students we guarantee an offer of accommodation. Booking information will be available from March 2018; once you firmly accept your offer you will be sent an email with further instructions. Please note that we work with a number of approved private providers to ensure alternative accommodation is available, in the unlikely event that our own halls are fully occupied.
Members of the public and visitors who are not in higher education are welcome to make use of the library service on a reference-only basis for free.
As a reference only visitor, you can access print resources, for example, books, journals and use study spaces in the library abiding by the library policies, agreements and regulations.
Most rooms in Kingston University's halls of residence provide between two to four wired network ports and unrestricted wireless connection (maximum five devices) to our Kingston University halls of residence network.
The University Health Centre offers a wide range of services, including sexual health clinics, sports injuries clinics, health advice and vaccinations. You can also access free counselling and stress management workshops. Complementary therapies on offer include: aromatherapy, osteopathy, reflexology, sports massage.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
In my experience at this university I have found that it is very modern and well equipped, the education standard is high and the social life is very good as well. It is very well located, only 20 minutes away from central London and in the middle of Richmond Park and Hampton Court Park.
I would recommend Kingston University because is a fun and diverse university, with great environment and lovely lecturers.
I would recommend Kingston if you are interested in the "illustrative" side of animation rather than the technical side. The focus is more on the development of ideas and images rather the technique. It is a lot of self-study time and you have to be self-motivated.