Kingston University

Kingston upon Thames | South East England

City

Ucas code: K84

Just 20 minutes from central London, Kingston University has four campuses surrounded by leafy parks, an ancient market town and a picturesque riverside. The hustle and bustle of our shopping centre and gourmet restaurants in the daytime is replaced at night by a vibrant and thriving club scene. The Union is there to help students have the best experience from Freshers' week to free advice.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 652 comments (186 students)
    • Academic Experience

      Found them very unhelpful with advice for assignments and essays and exams for older students.

      2013, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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    • Facilities

      The student union bars are simple and small but pleasant especially through the day to kill time between classes. They offer...

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      2012, 3rd year, Theatre Studies

      Facilities

      The student union bars are simple and small but pleasant especially through the day to kill time between classes. They offer good nights and events but for some reason are still not too popular, only with the sport events. Perhaps they should team up more with local clubs and student nights to provide a better evening atmosphere?

      2012, 3rd year, Theatre Studies

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    • Academic Experience

      The type of teaching is varied, on my course we have a mixture of lecture, screenings, seminars, workshops, small group...

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      2013, 2nd year, Film Studies

      Academic Experience

      The type of teaching is varied, on my course we have a mixture of lecture, screenings, seminars, workshops, small group meetings and of course personal study time. I do think i don't get a lot of teaching each week and it gets less each year but this prepares you for working on your own research and independent study which you gradually have to do more of as the years go on and you progress on your course. My course is challenging and it makes me think about things i hadn't considerd before and gives me new and fresh ways and perspectives of looking at things. My course is mainly essay based with a few practical modules and assessments thrown in but i like the difference, it gives me good experience and broader knowledge. I also had to complete an exam this year which i found a little challenging as personally i think i perform better when i am assessed through essays. We receive good feedback from lecturers, during class and at different stages throughout the year, and at any time throughout the year or course we can get in touch with them to clarify what we have been studying in class if i am struggling with anything at all. the facilities we have at kingston are good, with various mac labs to edit on and use in general for essay writing, group meetings and general revision. We also have a studio with green screen in it. There's a loans room with a broad range of different cameras, mics, tripods, lights, hard drives etc all different types of equipment which is specific to our course. The library is very well stocked with books relating to my course, they have a huge cinema dvd collection of films from around the world and from a broad range of years including many different tv series'

      2013, 2nd year, Film Studies

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    • Facilities

      the library has everything, and is always open, so you can use it when it suits you. The staff are very friendly and very...

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      2012, 1st year, Academic Studies In Specialist Education

      Facilities

      the library has everything, and is always open, so you can use it when it suits you. The staff are very friendly and very helpful if you need advice.

      2012, 1st year, Academic Studies In Specialist Education

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    • The downside

      Space available for study on campus can get limited

      2012, 3rd year, Civil Engineering

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    • The upside

      The university does foster a good sense of belonging within the chosen faculty, the initial apprehension was soon dispelled...

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      2012, 2nd year, Environmental Geography

      The upside

      The university does foster a good sense of belonging within the chosen faculty, the initial apprehension was soon dispelled once you realise that you are going to spend time with a group of people with the same main interest. Make sure you keep an eye on current events that are advertised on the uni website.

      2012, 2nd year, Environmental Geography

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

66%

MED

Political

53%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

69%

MED

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Sporty

55%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.7k MED
Student score 74% LOW

Overall student satisfaction

78%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

24,095

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

80%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

19%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

18%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

17%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

62%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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