Student Accommodation in Kingston near Kingston University
History and Background
Kingston University is a public research university located within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, in South West London, United Kingdom. The university was founded in 1899. It first opened as Kingston Technical Institute and offered courses in Chemistry, Electric Wiring, Building Construction, Nursing, Dressmaking, and Clay Modelling. In 1926, the Board of Education formally recognized it as a Technical College and in 1951, the first Penryhn Road campus buildings opened. The Ministry of Education recognized Kingston as a Regional College of Technology in 1957. Then in 1970, The College of Technology and the College of Art merged to form Kingston Polytechnic, offering 34 major courses, 17 of which at degree level. In 1992, Kingston Polytechnic officially became Kingston University.
Why Study at Kingston University?
Kingston University is ranked in the top 40 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2021. It’s considered to be the top in the UK for design and crafts. It’s ranked 581 in the QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities. It has an overall ranking of 3.9 stars according to student reviews on Studyportals. It’s the third university in the UK and the top university in London for fashion, education, and textiles. It’s also the top university in London for biosciences as well as nursing and midwifery. Kingston University is considered a top 10 London University and it’s ranked among the top 200 young universities in the world. 95% of the university’s graduates are in further education or work six months after graduating. 60% of the university’s research submission was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading in REF 2014. Lastly, the Kingston School of Art’s fashion degree is considered to be among the best in the world in the Bussiness of Fashion listing.
Many famous people graduated from Kingston University such as English singer and actor, Ben Barnes, English retired rugby union player, Lawrence Dallaglio, former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Glenda Bailey, the British artist who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2002, Fiona Banner, and English fashion designer, John Richmond.
Divisions and Departments
Kingston University is divided into four faculties. Each faculty undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as undertake research in related areas. The university’s four faculties are the Kingston School of Art, the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Health, Social Care, and Education, and the Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Computing.
The Kingston School of Art includes courses in art, design, architecture, and creative industries at the Kings Park campus. Media, journalism, philosophy, publishing, English, creative writing, drama, and dance are taught at the Penrhyn Road campus. Music is taught, practised, produced, recorded, and performed at the Kingston Hill campus. This is the only faculty to span all three campuses.
The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences combines the modern and heritage capabilities of the Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care, and Education is a joint enterprise of Kingston University and St George's, University of London. It was established in 1996. This peculiar partnership provides a wide variety of social care, health, and education courses as well as training opportunities in London. The courses offered in this faculty include paramedic science, midwifery, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, radiography, education and research, and social work.
The Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Computing was established in 2011 and is comprised of three schools that bring together interdisciplinary research as well as encourage partnerships between academia and commerce and improve the scope of the student experience.
Kingston University continues to invest in a wide variety of resources and facilities to support its cutting-edge research. Research facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories as well as internationally significant collections and archives.
Kingston University - On-Campus Accommodation
Kingston University accommodation is offered for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as international students. Undergraduate students are guaranteed a Kingston University accommodation if they are full-time undergraduate students who firmly accept their offer. They are offered a furnished bedroom in a flat shared with other students. Full-time postgraduate students and first-year international postgraduate students are also eligible for Kingston University accommodation. Kingston University accommodation is offered in a variety of high-quality halls of residence consisting of single-study bedrooms arranged in flats with self-catering kitchens.
Kingston University - Off-Campus Accommodation
Casita offers off-campus student accommodation near Kingston University in Kingston. The off-campus accommodation offered is usually just a couple of minutes’ walk from the university’s campus or just a short ride away from it. Almost all of these off-campus student accommodation offer all-inclusive rents and Wi-Fi; the accommodation is usually fully furnished. Most of these accommodation offer laundry services and a number of other facilities with a wide variety of prices as well.