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

27 October: James Mullinger's comedic journey started right here at KU
KU English Literature alumnus James Mullinger secured a one-week internship at GQ magazine when he graduated in 2000, after writing to every magazine and newspaper in the country. 16 years later, …

24 October: Kingston University's Big Read project and author Matt Haig bring communities together through power of books
Guests at a local night shelter and students at the University of the Third Age (UA3) were enthralled during a visit by celebrated author Matt Haig, who talked about his novel The Humans and how he …

20 October: Astronaut Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities
Kingston University has unveiled it's new and pound;6.8m state-of-the-art science and technology facilities for students and the wider community, with cutting-edge new laboratories, a public …

19 October: Kingston and Shanghai Jiaotong University creative industries internship programme enters unchartered territory
Work experience programmes abroad are widely available but none offer the opportunity for designers to work in the burgeoning creative industries of Shanghai and London. A new pioneer scheme from …

17 October: Team from Grafton Architects outlines ways new Town House building will transform Kingston University's learning landscape
Kingston University's new landmark building will be a focal point both for the institution and the surrounding borough, according to its designers Shelley McNamara and Ger Carty from award-winning …

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