3.74 / 5

3.74 / 5

Kingston University

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How do you rate Kingston University?

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Very good uni with good people, good facilities, many job opportunities. Nice town and close to london

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By member1017694
On 1st November 15

Studying at Kingston University

Kingston University is based in Kingston-upon-Thames, only 25 minutes from the centre of London yet surrounded by countryside. The town itself has lots to offer the 22,700 students that call Kingston their home, but for those that prefer a cheaper night on campus, the Students' Union will have something going on in its three bars on each of the university's three campuses. Space bar is based on the Penrhyn Road Campus and is the biggest of the venues. The Students' Union also offers support to students, has a Citizens Advice Bureau, more than 60 societies, shops and many opportunities to get involved in the local community by volunteering.

Kingston University prides itself on it's innovation and forward-thinking teaching methods. There are many ways for students to learn including award programmes, online tools and work-based degrees. Through these methods the university hopes that entrepreneurial spirit will be fostered and that students will go on to create their own businesses or bring new talent and leadership to existing ones.

A majority of the courses on offer support students who wish to study or work abroad in any of the 32 countries on offer. Taking part in an opportunity like this will enable students to enhance their language skills, gain experience and show potential employers that they are able to take on and thrive in new situations. Some of the opportunities on offer are: studying chemistry in Canada, politics and international studies in North Carolina, aerospace engineering in Australia, business in Italy and fine art in Spain.

In 2012 a £50 million development project was completed and includes a new business school, which has received an 'excellent' rating from BREEAM in relation to its environmentally sound design, new lecture theatres with increased resources and a refurbishment to the fitness centre.



Sport is available for all students and the local community across the various facilities at Kingston University campuses. Since the London 2012 Olympics the university wants to take this further and introduce a volunteer programme that aims to increase sports participation and awareness in the community and give students more opportunities to learn coaching skills that will in turn give them valuable life experience and directly influence the lives and wellbeing of others.

Well-known people that are alumni of Kingston University include, musician Eric Clapton, rugby union player Lawrence Dallaglio, Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar Glenda Bailey, product designer James Irvine, sculptor David Nash and footballer Graeme Le Saux.


25 Kingston University Reviews


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st November 15

Very good uni with good people, good facilities, many job opportunities. Nice town and close to london

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th October 15

best night life, best students, best lectures best everything!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th October 15

Poor Nightlife, useless modules in courses

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th October 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th March 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th August 16

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th August 16

I studied BA Fine Art, the studio space and facilities were a little on the small side. Unlike most universities many materials were actually free, such as canvas, wire, wood and clay. After 3 years I came to the conclusion the university has a mixture of excellent, engaging tutors and less enthusiastic and disinterested ones. Nick Ferguson, Helen Potkin, Alexis Teplin, Andrea Strokes, Ann Hulland, Louis Nixon, Stephen Hughes, Neil Jefferies were excellent tutors who demonstrated their willingness to go that extra mile for students. The course lacked in lectures and is primarily self driven; focusing on the students independent learning. The majority of tutors tend to focus more on the conceptual than on technical ability, with many of my fellow students moving away from mediums such as paint due to the constant criticism and lack of actually input from tutors. The Halls are good, staff are friendly and helpful. There were also many job opportunities with the university, 5 stars!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th August 16

I studied BA Fine Art, the studio space and facilities were a little on the small side. Unlike most universities many materials were actually free, such as canvas, wire, wood and clay. After 3 years I came to the conclusion the university has a mixture of excellent, engaging tutors and less enthusiastic and disinterested ones. Nick Ferguson, Helen Potkin, Alexis Teplin, Andrea Strokes, Ann Hulland, Louis Nixon, Stephen Hughes, Neil Jefferies were excellent tutors who demonstrated their willingness to go that extra mile for students. The course lacked in lectures and is primarily self driven; focusing on the students independent learning. The majority of tutors tend to focus more on the conceptual than on technical ability, with many of my fellow students moving away from mediums such as paint due to the constant criticism and lack of actually input from tutors. The Halls are good, staff are friendly and helpful. There were also many job opportunities with the university, 5 stars!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th June 16

Best location , Understanding staff. If only more funding went to research we would be top 10.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd November 15

Everything is very good, highly recommended

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st November 15

Good uni, good people, nice facilities, many job opportunities. The town is nice and very close to London!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st October 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 15

Like a big family

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 15

Pleasant university, nice diversity

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th October 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 15

i love my uni, i got an Opportunity to be iinvolved in sparks programme now which is great!!!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th October 15

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th October 15

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th August 15

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)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th August 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th June 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th March 15

kingston is really good for certain courses. Just a shame the actual place is boring!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th March 15
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