Kingston University

Kingston University

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
020 8417 9000
Vice Chancellor
Professor Steven Spier (Acting)

With nearly 20,000 students, Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in south-west London, offering an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University is a growing force in research and a pioneer in entrepreneurship.

The latest Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2014/15 reported that, for the sixth time, Kingston had the highest number of graduates starting up their own companies out of any institution in the United Kingdom.

A new report published in 2016 by BiGGAR Economics shows that Kingston University is making a substantial economic contribution to the local borough, London, and the UK as a whole. The report found that in 2014/15, Kingston University generated an estimated £921.1m and supported 12,500 jobs throughout the UK.

Recent news from Kingston University

28 March: Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School
Aspiring musicians from across the globe come to Kingston University to take part in a five-day intensive programme led by David Bowie's former music producer, Tony Visconti.

23 March: Etna's volcanic awakening shines the spotlight on new volcanic research at Kingston
A new Natural Environment Research Council grant ( and pound;54,000 worth of analytical costs) to geologists and geographers at Kingston University will help understand better the processes which …

17 March: QS World University Rankings place Kingston University in top 100 globally for art and design
Kingston University was rated a top-performing global institution in seven subject areas in the latest prestigious QS World University Rankings - with art and design, education and business all …

17 March: Comedian Lenny Henry praises outstanding Kingston University students at annual Talent Awards
Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sir Lenny Henry praises 'amazing' students at Kingston University's Talent Awards

17 March: Kingston University's careers service KU Talent cements place at the top of its field with Association of Graduate Recruiters award win
Kingston University's careers service - KU Talent - scoops an Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Award, cementing its position in the top ten university careers services in the UK …

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