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

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 …

14 November: History means Iraq will prevail in battle against Islamic State, politician and new Kingston University Honorary Doctor Baroness Nicholson contends
Islamic State will inevitably be expelled from Iraq because the country has historically been run as a multi-religious state, says Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne as she accepts an honorary …

11 November: Professor Andy Kent appointed as new leader for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London
Professor Andy Kent, the new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George and #039;s, University of London, is an expert in perinatal mental health …

7 November: Kingston University creative writing graduate Sumia Sukkar and #039;s debut novel inspired by Syrian conflict dramatised on BBC Radio 4
Kingston University creative writing graduate Sumia Sukkar and #039;s book about the war in Syria has been adapted as a Radio 4 drama.

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