Welcome to Kingston University

We can't wait to meet you!

We are so excited to welcome you to Kingston this September. To make your journey to university as smooth as possible, these webpages will guide you through the steps you need to take in the lead-up to starting your course and answer any questions you have about what to expect from enrolment and Welcome and Induction Week.

We will update this page with new information over the coming months, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly. We can't wait for you to join us!

Key dates

For most courses*, the dates to put in your diary are:

  • Enrolment: You will be invited to complete enrolment from 31 August
  • Welcome Week: Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September
  • Teaching starts: Monday 25 September

*If you're studying one of the below courses, your course starts earlier than Monday 18 September. Your faculty will contact you with more information about your course induction.

  • PGCE (all routes)
  • Midwifery (BMid and MMid)
  • Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media Practice
  • Foundation Degree Nursing Associate (Apprenticeship)
  • Nursing Associate Foundation Degree
  • All postgraduate research courses.


Your Welcome and Induction explained

Follow our steps to Kingston where we outline everything you need to do, and when, before you join us. How enrolment works, the process you go through to becoming an official Kingston student and what you can expect from your Welcome and Induction Week.

Your steps to Kingston

1. Read the pre-arrival checklist

Make sure you're ready to join us by reading our handy checklist of things to do before you arrive.

2. Complete your enrolment

The most important thing you need to do to become an official Kingston student is to enrol.

3. Attend Welcome and Induction Week

Get the lowdown on what's in store for you on your first week at Kingston.

Help and advice

Whether you have a specific a question to ask or just want to speak to someone who's been there done that, we're here to help.

Ask KUBot for instant answers to your burning questions

Ask our friendly KU ChatBot anything you need to know, just click on the pink icon at the bottom of the screen.

FAQs for new students

Get answers now to the questions most frequently asked by new students.

If you have further queries and want to get in touch, email us at welcome@kingston.ac.uk.

Speak to a current student

Start a convo and chat with our current students to find out all about what life is really like at Kingston!

What to do before you arrive

Your pre-arrival checklist

Knowing what you need to do before you arrive at university, and when you need to do it, can feel confusing. To ensure you're ready to start Kingston feeling prepared, follow the appropriate pre-arrival checklist.

I am an undergraduate student

I am a postgraduate student

Useful information

Browse the pages below to find more useful information – we'll be updating this information throughout the year, so be sure to bookmark this page for more useful information.