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Kingston University

Kingston upon Thames | South East England

City

Ucas code: K84

At Kingston University we offer world-class facilities, award-winning resources, an enviable location, excellent links with industry and a diverse student population. We make it our goal to provide you with the skills and experiences you need to go on and make a difference – to your own life and those around you.
Source:Kingston University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 741 comments (233 students)
    • The downside

      Face to face time with professors. I didnt have a personal tutor. perhaps because I was a mature student

      2012, 3rd year, Mathematics

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    • The upside

      Variety of students, website, and library

      2013, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Careers

      There is an on campus organisation, KU Talent, that helps students obtain part time jobs, internships and jobs in the students...

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      2016, 1st year, Modern History

      Careers

      There is an on campus organisation, KU Talent, that helps students obtain part time jobs, internships and jobs in the students chosen field. This service is available to students up to three years after graduation. There is also career assistance for disabled students.

      2016, 1st year, Modern History

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    • Creative scene

      There is a whole campus dedicated to art. always opertunitys to go to free shows.

      2014, 2nd year, Pharmacy

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    • Accommodation

      Seething Wells has been a nightmare to live in, for some worse than others (X block smells of rotting flesh and is not secure)....

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      2016, 1st year, English Literature

      Accommodation

      Seething Wells has been a nightmare to live in, for some worse than others (X block smells of rotting flesh and is not secure). Personally, I have had several issues with pest infestations, a filthy shared kitchen (as those I share with refuse to clean), being charged for cleaning despite cleaning and having proof (at 18 a time!), wi-fi constantly going out, and noise issues. Parties will often go on until 6am on weekdays and security are often reluctant to tell people to cease the noise which is unfair on those with 9am starts. There's also issues with heating and hot water, my room is regularly in the minus temperatures, which makes it very uncomfortable to live in and I've been ill for a lot of the year. The lack of hot water means you need to be prepared for cold showers or not showering, it depends on whether you can endure not washing. Clayhill is supposed to be slightly better in quality but nothing too great. Halls were definitely a disappointment as rooms you are shown on tours do not reflect the quality of those that you will stay in. With the amount that you pay you are definitely better off looking into private accommodation as rooms start from 111.25 a week and that cost is ridiculous for the poor quality of living you receive.

      2016, 1st year, English Literature

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    • The downside

      the lecture times have changed from my first year. we used to have 2 hour lecture. yes this was long and at time hard to focus....

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      2012, 2nd year, English Law

      The downside

      the lecture times have changed from my first year. we used to have 2 hour lecture. yes this was long and at time hard to focus. however this year it has been changed to one hour lecture's. surely cutting our time in half due to budget cuts means we are getting less information?

      2012, 2nd year, English Law

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Political

55%

MED

Creative

64%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

63%

MED

Varied union activities

63%

MED

Sporty

56%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20.8k MED
Student score 76% MED

Overall student satisfaction

80%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

20,885

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

16%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

18%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

18%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

61%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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