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Kingston University


Situated within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, in South West London, England, Kingston University London also known as KUL is a public research university which has its roots going back to 1899. Founded as Kingston Technical Institute which offered courses in construction, chemistry, nursing and electrical wiring, the Kingston School of Art split up from the Technical Institute in the year 1930 and become the Kingston College of Art in 1945. 

In the year 1957, Kingston was accepted as a 'Regional College of Technology' by the Ministry of Education which later on, in the year 1970, merged with the College of Art and became the Kingston Polytechnic. 

Subsequently in the year 1992, Kingston received its university status under the Further and Higher Education Act and was renamed as the Kingston University. 

The Kingston university offers a wide range of courses in subjects including fashion, science, arts, business and engineering and is designed into four faculties- Kingston School of Art (KSA), Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC) and Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. 

Student accommodation Kingston University

Kingston University is one of the well-recognised universities in the whole of Kingston-upon Thames. And with the student count of more than 20,000 students, favourably, there is a wide list of student housing options in Kingston-upon Thames to cater to the accommodation needs of the students. The Kingston student accommodation options include Private halls of residence, student hostels and halls of residence.

Kingston Uni Accommodation, aka Halls of Residence, are university blocks with flats and rooms built by the university to offer the students with an on-campus housing option. Owing to its proximity to the university, Kingston University Accommodation tend to get occupied at a breakneck pace. 

So, students can choose from an extensive range of private student housing in Kingston, which includes reasonable shared apartment, non-en-suites, en-suites and studios. The cost of the private student accommodation in Kingston is generally included of all the expenses and also provides the students with lots of student benefits offers as well. Some of the best private accommodation near Kingston College include Urbanest King's Cross, Blithehale Court, iQ Kingston, AXO Oxford Circus and Urbanest St Pancras


Kingston University has a total of four campuses spread across Kingston upon Thames, namely- Penrhyn Road campus, Knights Park campus, Roehampton Vale campus and Kingston Hill campus.

Located at Penrhyn Road, Kingston University's Penrhyn Road Campus is located close to the city centre. Penrhyn Campus offers courses in subjects such as Arts and Social Sciences, Earth Sciences and Geography, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science, Computing and Information Systems and Mathematics Statistics, Pharmacy, Biosciences, Radiography and Civil Engineering. In addition to this, the campus also houses a refurbished Fitness Centre.

Established in the year 1939, the university's Knights Park, located on the northern banks of the Hogsmill River in Grange Road, is home to Kingston School of Art (KSA). The campus also houses studios, workshops and a reception area with a social space, an art shop and a gallery. 

Inaugurated in 1993 by the president of the Royal Academy of Engineering- Sir William Barlow, Roehampton Vale campus is located at the Friars Avenue, on the outskirts of Kingston. The campus offers courses in engineering which includes motor vehicle, automotive, aerospace and mechanical engineering. The campus on-site facilities also include engineering workshops, a wind tunnel, a flight simulator, a Learjet 25 plan, automotive and aeronautical learning resources and a range of vehicles. 

Located on Kingston Hill, the university's Kingston Hill campus formerly known as Gipsy Hill offers courses in Business, Nursing, Music, Social Care and Education. Apart from this, the Kingston Hill Campus also houses the Business School.

Student life

Studying at Kingston University, students would not only be able to get one of the best academic exposure but will also be able to enjoy the best of the city's life. Filled with lots of fun and entertainment options, including vibrant bars and pubs, cafes, live music scenes, sports and much more, students will never feel bored in the city.

The university offers its students with world-class on-campus facilities which include a state-of-art library where you can research or have a group study session or study for your upcoming examinations. The university's sports facility is one of the best places to unwind, as you can enjoy a game of any sport you wish to with your friends. The students can also join one of the many clubs and societies the university has to offer or get a hands-on experience through internship sponsored by the university.

Feel like spending time relaxing off-campus? Well, then just head out and enjoy some  rock music or old classics over a drink or two at the Bacchus or go for a delightful riverside stroll alongside the Thames at the Riverside Walk. Check out the Stanley Picker Gallery for some great artistic works or enjoy some great shows and acoustics at the Rose Theatre.

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