- 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
19 December: Double Booker prize-winning author Hilary Mantel announces winner of Kingston University and #039;s first international short story competition
Australian poet Michele Cahill took the honours for her story, Duende, set in Seville.
19 December: Telling stories with Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer as she awards prize in new short story competition
A teacher from Morden takes the honours in the inaugural Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud competition.
18 December: Kingston University research hits new high as results come in for the Research Excellence Framework 2014
Kingston University has doubled the amount of research that is world-leading and of internationally excellent quality, according to the latest Government evaluation of higher education research.
18 December: Launch of business incubator at Kingston Business School hopes to encourage and support Kingston and #039;s latest group of student entrepreneurs
The Kingston nest will provide a space for students to grow their businesses supported by Kingston Business School and the Kingston Entrepreneurs Society.
16 December: Kingston University and #039;s Learning Resource Centres gain Customer Service Excellence accreditation
LRCs recognised for achieving high standards of customer service throughout libraries on each campus