Kingston University

Kingston University

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
020 8417 9000
Vice Chancellor
Professor Steven Spier (Acting)

With nearly 20,000 students, Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in south-west London, offering an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University is a growing force in research and a pioneer in entrepreneurship.

The latest Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2014/15 reported that, for the sixth time, Kingston had the highest number of graduates starting up their own companies out of any institution in the United Kingdom.

A new report published in 2016 by BiGGAR Economics shows that Kingston University is making a substantial economic contribution to the local borough, London, and the UK as a whole. The report found that in 2014/15, Kingston University generated an estimated £921.1m and supported 12,500 jobs throughout the UK.

Recent news from Kingston University

22 February: Kingston University students impress judges with their Bright Ideas in entrepreneurship competition
Kingston University students pitched their ideas in the annual Enterprise competition, with the chance to win cash prizes for further developing a business plan.

10 February: Former Kingston University engineering student Anthony Sahota steps into spotlight on BBC 1's Let It Shine after surprise graduation ceremony visit from Take That's Gary Barlow
Mechanical engineering graduate Anthony Sahota received the surprise of his life at his graduation as Gary Barlow visited Kingston University to invite him to audition for the BBC's primetime show …

9 February: Kingston University secures and euro;900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security
Kingston University's Robot Vision team secure and euro;900,000 of European Commission funding to work on and euro;15m project investigating how latest technology could help improve security at …

8 February: Dangerous ingredients rife in health food supplements, according to research by Kingston University biomolecular scientist
Many herbal and sports supplements contaminated with hidden pharmaceutical ingredients.

7 February: Kingston University lecturer Pascal Anson has brush with fame as mentor on new BBC television programme The Big Painting Challenge
Senior lecturer in graphic design, product and furniture design and art foundation, Pascal Anson, will be offering his advice in a new BBC One show that puts the spotlight on amateur artists

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