Accommodation in Kingston
One Penrhyn Road offers self-contained studios
Great location, fully furnished & common rooms
5-minute walk from Kingston University
Applying to Kingston University
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- 11 Nov
- TEACHING NOTES:
- The university will be delivering a blended learning experience of online and on-campus teaching.
Kingston University Reputation
Kingston University is located in South West London, Kingston Upon Thames. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 16,820 students are enrolled at Kingston University:
- 13,500 of these students come from the UK
- 785 come from other EU countries
- And 2,535 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2018/19)
The graduate outcomes for Kingston University show that six months after leaving university, 92% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Kingston University, is £21,500 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 7th September 2020
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I love the atmosphere and education at Kingston University. I have studied 4 years (BA Architecture) and returned to do my part 2 (MA Architecture), which is sadly coming to an end now. I shall return back for a final year in order to complete my part 3 and become an Architect!
Great university, I studies my BA here and loved it so much I stayed here to do my MA. Easy to get between campuses and halls of residence with the university bus system, however the halls of residences are a bit far if you have to walk in bad weather. Lecturers are knowledgeable and find creative ways to deliver lectures. The construction on site can be annoying, but should be finished soon. Cafés on site are plenty and great for grabbing food or a drink between classes. The Kingston Language scheme is amazing for those who want to learn another language, and there are plenty of opportunities to join clubs, society, to volunteer and for student jobs. Felt well supported, even during this covid pandemic.
I chose to do my MA in Music Education in Kingston and I couldn't be more disappointed. The practice rooms are completely forgotten with old pianos and no heating. From all the professors we have, only one was really trying, the rest dont care, dont explain and always leave us with questions. One professor alone though, can't handle this whole master. The courses are completely unorganised, not providing any new knowledge, you have to do all the work alone and professors dont explain exactly what they need in the assignments. They leave everything for last minute -group projects, volunteering programms to get experience etc- which makes everyone frustrated. Also, they don't give you a QTS which with only this you can teach music in a school. So what's the point of having a music education's master and not being able to work as a teacher? I wish I knew these before, I feel like I wasted my money. I wish I knew all these before hand
MA Museums and Galleries: Save yourself... move on.. cancel this university from your list.... save your money and youth on something other great universities in London or elsewhere. We have to work with dead/small/unknown museums( no galleries at all) in areas we have to travel a lot (i.e extra expenses). Courses are very new and unorganised, doesn't make you employable. Facilities are out of date ( the uni is trying to be sexy with the new townhouse using their international students' money when they should really spend that money to get there timetable correct, or get someone to answer their students' quires instead of directing you all around without answering a single question).
Kingston university has an excellent location, great diversity, staff are close and friendly, other than that they have good facilities, overall, the university is expanding a developing. If I went back in time I will not choose any other university
I would not recommend this university to my greatest enemy. As an MS sufferer, female and black individual, I truly could not have asked for a worse university. It is with my deepest regret that I selected this university. For going on two years now I have been used as a slave by over a dozen schools, doing all the marking, all the planning, friendly to everyone and every child just to be told on the very last day that I have failed, or that after teaching 3 lessons, the students have not progressed. Biggest mistake of my life.
I was only there as a post grad for a year so had less exposure to SU and socieites, but staff were very friendly and helpful also willing to go the extra mile when a deadline is looming. Library at my campus was superb though a little remote but they had free parking for students available.
I did a BA honours in Graphic Design and I would not recommend this university at all. The tutors obviously have favourites and unless you are one of them or unless you are caucasian you are very likely to receive a low final grade, even if your work is exceptional. How they managed to get away with this is beyond me but lucky you find work based on your portfolio and not your grade for graphic design. The building and facilities are very outdated, and there is hardly ever any space in the studio to work, even if there is it is very crammed and noisy and awkward. There are hardly any lectured for this course, you go in maybe once a week to see your tutor and all they give you is advice. They do not teach you any new skills, they expect you to already know it all. So basically you are paying 9k a year for opinion on your work.
I would not recommend this university for engineering to anyone. The university is unorganized as the lessons keep changing (sometimes 10 mins just before we are suppose to have the lessons) The campus has very small library with approximately ~12 computer in there The tutorial can sometimes be a waste of time as the teacher sometimes does not appear and if they do, they will just give question paper and tell you do just do it as they will just show us the awnser paper at the end
Appalling university. Not a care in the world about supporting hard working students. The general acceptance is of students who are using degrees to laze about until they have to work. Those of us who are committed really suffer in class as a result. You complain to various sources and are simply told that they know but there's nothing they can do about it.
The University itself is pretty poor, its teaching staff have little interest in its students and the facilities such as the computer rooms and canteens are far too small and forever crowded. The main focus of their marketing is the Penrhyn Road Campus, leaving Knights Park forgotten, which is probably why that campus is in such poor condition and forever cold in winter.
Knights Park where all the art subjects are based is fantastic. Brilliant facilities for creating work, although the canteen and bar could be bigger and cheaper. Unfortunatly the University places its focus on its main campus Penryhn Road which seems to leave Knights Park at the bottom of the pile. Some Knights Park courses have an amazing reputation but the University does not boast about this, meaning they're hidden by a fairly average University. In an idea world, Knights Park will one day become and independent Art School (which rumours suggest will happen in the next few years)