Kingston University

Kingston University

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

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

20 October: Educational potential of Kingston University's flagship Town House building unveiled
Kingston University and Willmott Dixon have joined forces to provide educational opportunities for local schools and colleges through the Town House project.

13 October: Design Museum rolls out runway for Kingston University MA Fashion graduates in 10 year anniversary show
A selection of 10 fashion designers from the postgraduate degree course will unveil their work at the University's MA Fashion show, which is taking place at the world's leading contemporary design …

12 October: Street party marks launch of Kingston School of Art with celebration of creativity, innovative thinking and student enterprise
Kingston School of Art has launched with a celebration of the creativity and talent of the staff and students showcased in an on campus indoor street party.

10 October: Kingston University pays tribute to alumnus and architect of London Eye, David Marks
David Marks, who designed the London Eye and British Airways i360 tower, has died at the age of 64, following a long illness.

10 October: Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships
Kingston University is a member of two Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) consortia offering funded full and part-time doctoral studentships. Find out more about both doctoral studentships …

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