Kingston University Kingston University Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in south west London, with over 17,000 students enrolled in full and part-time courses. It offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The University is renowned for its teaching quality and is a growing force in research. It is also highly regarded as a pioneer in e-learning. Kingston University prides itself on offering vocationally relevant education and enhancing employability for graduates. In addition, many of the university’s graduates go on to start up their own companies. Kingston University places great importance on widening participation; in particular, supporting young people who are the first in their family to enter higher education. It offers wrap-around support to all students to help them get the most out of their university experience, and ultimately, to enable them realise their potential. Kingston University is located in Kingston upon Thames, south west London. Only a short journey by train from central London, Kingston upon Thames is a beautiful place to study. It combines the wide open spaces of the countryside with the ample amenities of a major town. Kingston is situated next to the River Thames and is a town steeped in history. One of only three Royal Boroughs, Kingston has a rich Anglo-Saxon history and is just across the river from Hampton Court Palace, home to Henry VIII. The centre of the town is a shopper’s paradise with the vibrant Bentall Centre offering many well-known high street shops, the daily Ancient Market, weekly and monthly specialist markets and many specialist shops. There are also plenty of top-quality cafes, wine bars, restaurants and pubs to relax in after a study session. Kingston is also home to the Rose Theatre with its Elizabethan-inspired stage and auditorium, which regularly attracts some of the biggest stars in world theatre. Our safe and green Kingston Hill campus is just outside of the main town centre, within easy walking distance of Richmond Park – a national nature reserve and site of special scientific interest (SSSI), and the largest of London’s Royal Parks. With central London only 30 minutes away by train, you don’t have far to travel to access the world-renowned thriving business and cultural centre.