Kingston University - Overview & Background


1992 – gained University Status
1899 – Kingston Technical Institute


Professor Michael Gibson 

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Through Learning We Progress

University City

    Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



 £2.3 m

Campus Size

 99 acres

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

Kingston University, United Kingdom

Contact Details

+44 20 8417 9000


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USPs of the University 

  • Highly Ranked University
  • Diverse and Multicultural Environment 
  • Career-Focused Courses and High-Quality Teaching Imparted
  • Number 2 University for Graduate Startups in the UK

Jobs and Placements

  • Standard two years post-graduate placement programme
  • As of 2017, 95.1% of university graduates were reported to be working or studying within six months of graduating. 
  • The university was named in the top 50 institutions in England for student job prospects in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Infrastructural Facilities

  • Kingston University maintains a picturesque dream University image with world-class top-notch facilities at its disposal. Penrhyn Road, Kingston Hill, and Towns Hall make for the students' favourite spots in the university. 


  • Accommodation Option Names 
    • Halls of Residence/ Independent living 
    • Number of Rooms: A total of 2,220 rooms
  • Cost of Rooms
    • Chancellors Hall  
      • Refurbished en-suite - £8,650 per annum.
      • Premium en-suite - £9,200 per annum.
    • Walkden Hall - £8,450.00 per annum
    • Clayhill - £7,400.00 per annum. 
    • Middle Mill - £7,550.00 per annum.
    • Seething Wells 
      • En suite - £7,650.00 per annum.
      • Budget En Suite - £6,600.00 per annum.
    • 75 Penrhyn Road 
      • Studio - £15,750 per annum. 
      • Large Studio - £17,450 per annum. 

Notable Alumni

Some famous alumni from Kingston University, London include :

  • Anya Gallaccio, British artist, who creates site-specific, minimalist installations and often works with organic matter
  • Tosin Oshinowo, Nigerian architect, creative entrepreneur, public speaker and author.
  • Annabel Abbs, English writer and novelist.
  • Lavinia Elaine Greenlaw, English poet, novelist and non-fiction writer.
  • Charlie Amesbury, Former rugby union footballer 
  • Laura Anne Harling, British actress, theatre producer and artist who has played roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the Royal Opera House.
  • Yahya Assiri, Saudi Arabian human rights activist and former member of the Royal Saudi Air Force.
  • John Richmond, English fashion designer based in Italy.

Kingston University Location


  • River house 53-57 High Street, Kingston Upon Thames. 

Bus Stations

  • Cromwell Road/Fairfield (Additional free Intersite Bus service for students and staff)

Train Services

  • London Waterloo to Kingston Station

Nearest Airport

  • Heathrow and Gatwick airports

Recreational Sites

  • Hampton Court Palace
  • The Rose Theatre

Kingston University ​​​​​​Map ​Location

Address: 55-59 Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, United Kingdom

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