Kingston University

Kingston University

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
020 8417 9000
Vice Chancellor
Professor Julius Weinberg

The mission of Kingston University is to:

– promote participation in higher education, which it regards as a democratic entitlement;
– strive for excellence in learning, teaching and research;
– realise the creative potential and fire the imagination of all its members; and
– equip its students to make effective contributions to society and the economy.

Although this statement was first made about 10 years ago, it continues to sum up the University’s key aspirations – widening participation, excellence in teaching and research, and enabling graduates to pursue successful careers as well as being active citizens.

Recent news from Kingston University

28 November: Kingston University is and lsquo;highly commended and #039; in the Times Higher Education Awards 2014 for support provided to widening participation students
Outreach and widening participation scheme receives commendation at Times Higher awards 2014 ceremony hosted by comedian Jack Dee

26 November: BBC reality show candidate Bianca Miller extends her expertise to support Kingston University and #039;s Student Ambassador Scheme following appearance on The Apprentice
BBC TV show star Bianca Miller has been assisting with training sessions for Kingston University and #039;s student ambassador team, developing their networking skills and helping them to learn about …

25 November: Olympic rower turned inspiring adventurer James Cracknell MBE talks about achieving the impossible at Kingston Sports Performance event
James Cracknell MBE, one of Britain and #039;s most successful athletes of all time, will be giving a motivational talk and meeting students at Kingston University and #039;s Sports Performance event …

18 November: Paralympian David Weir and human rights campaigner Baroness Nicholson among honorary doctorates and honorary fellows conferred during graduation week
Academics who lead US universities, a prominent British politician, a Paralympian and two former Kingston University lecturers receive honours.

14 November: Paralympic champion David Weir hails greater understanding of disability for being lasting legacy of London 2012 Games as he receives Kingston University honorary degree
Six-time gold medal winning Paralympian David Weir has added the accolade of Honorary Doctor of Science to his achievements after being recognised by Kingston University for his outstanding work as …

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