- 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
26 September: Author Matt Haig talks to Kingston University students about writing, reading and what it means to be human
New students from every part of the University gathered on Wednesday to hear Matt Haig, author of The Humans, speak. The novel was chosen for the Kingston University's Big Read - a scheme that offers …
20 September: Kingston University launches new Integrity Research Group
The newly established research grouping aims to positively impact on the policies and activity of businesses, government and public bodies.
16 September: Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration
Legendary record producer Tony Visconti - who has worked with some of the world's greatest names in rock and pop such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Morrissey and U2 - is opening a new analogue …
16 September: Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week
A computer game that generates graphic prints and freedom-fighter inspired knitwear are among the works set to wow visitors at this year's showcase.
15 September: Kingston University MA Fashion student swaps catwalk for stage to captivate crowds on cusp of London Fashion Week
Kingston University's MA Fashion Show sets standards high on the eve of London Fashion Week, opening with Nigel Gu and eacute;rin-Garnett's collection unfolding on stage in a contemporary dance piece …