Kingston University London (formally Kingston University) is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1899, and became a university in 1992 after being Kingston Polytechnic. The four campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton. There is a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate work spread across five faculties, and some further education provisions.
Kingston was founded as Kingston Technical Institute in 1899. In 1930 the Kingston School of Art separated, later to become Kingston College of Art. Kingston was recognised as a Regional College of Technology by Ministry of Education in 1957. In 1970, it merged with the College of Art to become Kingston Polytechnic, offering 34 major courses, of which 17 were at degree level. In 1975, Kingston merged with the Gipsy Hill College of Education, itself founded in 1917, incorporating the College’s faculty into Kingston’s Division of Educational Studies.
Kingston University was granted university status under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. In 1993, Kingston opened the Roehampton Vale campus building and in 1995, Kingston acquired Dorich House.
Teaching and research are organised in five faculties:
- Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
- Faculty of Art and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
The Kingston University Admissions Policy provides prospective students, university staff and partner organisations alike with a guide to their approach to the admission of students. Their priority for admissions is to match prospective students with the course of study that best meets their academic and vocational needs and individual circumstances, while ensuring that their operating objectives are met. Entry criteria and offer levels are set using defined evidence and published as a general entry requirement in their regulations, as specific criteria in programme specifications and as typical offer levels on the university and UCAS websites. Average tariff points for first degree entrants in 2014–15 was 288.3. Entry requirements vary from course to course and the university looks at more than just A level results. The university also considers past academic performance, people’s interest in the subject and commitment/motivation.
Architecture, Business and Law, Graphic design, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation, Economics, Product and Furniture Design, Fashion, Dance, Aerospace Engineering, Drama, Journalism and Publishing, Nursing and Midwifery, Education, Sports Science, Biomedical Science
National Student Survey 2015 – across the University 82% agreed with question 22 “overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course”. In Sports Science, Nutrition ,Computer Science (games programming),Geography and Mechanical Engineering 100% agreed,
They aim to provide innovative and inclusive support to Kingston students and recent graduates, supporting their transition from study to future opportunities. They are constantly developing and maintaining partnerships with a wide variety of employers and industry professionals to get the inside knowledge and to provide greater development opportunities. Based on the Penrhyn Road campus, they have faculty-specific members of the team who work on each campus to ensure all their students are able to access the service. They run interactive events and training sessions, enabling them to provide an inclusive, comprehensive and accessible careers and employability support.