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

17 October: Professor Mark Fielder's reddit AMA - Questions on Ebola, antibiotic resistance and how to pursue a career in microbiology
Medical microbiologist Mark Fielder took to reddit to answer questions on the spread of infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance and Ebola. The AMA session garnered a huge response from the reddit …

16 October: Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships 2014/15
Full and part-time Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding available for postgraduate research degrees. Application deadline 7 February 2015.

7 October: Denim and dunces' hats take centre stage as Kingston University MA Fashion designer makes catwalk statement on plight of Spanish economy
Esme Dominguez Pueyo makes a stand about the impact of economic austerity in her native Spain with her latest fashion collection.

29 September: Kingston art historian publishes book to acccompany exhibition of wartime painter and printmaker Nevinson
Kingston University Art historian Dr Jonathan Black explores the work of one of the 20th century's finest British printmakers in a new book and exhibition.

25 September: Kingston University MA Fashion student twists age-old traditions in to high impact London Fashion Week womenswear collection
The ritual of tying and untying traditional burial shrouds has inspired a Kingston University MA Fashion student to create a womenswear collection for London Fashion Week using sculpture-like knots …

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