Information for parents, carers and supporters of students applying to Kingston University

Having your loved one go off to university is not only a big event in their life, but it can be for you too, especially if they are the first to ‘fly the nest'.

Deciding which university to go to is one of the biggest decisions they'll face about their future. Whilst they are advised by their school or college, you can also help them in the decision-making process. Your guidance can play a vital role in helping them to make the right choice; you know them best, after all.

We welcome all parents, carers and supporters to attend one of our Open Days. You'll have the opportunity to find out about our campuses, facilities and accommodation, and find out more about their course of interest. You'll also be able to talk to some of our academics and the support staff that will be guiding your loved one through their university journey.

To find out more about supporting someone applying to University, please join our mailing list for parents, carers and supports.

Use the links below to find out more about Kingston University and see why we are listed as a top 50 UK university in the Guardian League table for 2022.

Choose Kingston University

About us

See why we are ranked a top 50 university in the UK by the 2022 Guardian University Guide.

University rankings

Find out about our rankings for the courses we offer.

Facts and figures

See what makes up Kingston University.


Find us where leafy Surrey meets London.


See how student life has changed over more than 150 years.

Campus development

Find out about campus development and see how £118m has improved facilities for our students.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

See how we aim to prepare our students to enter a diverse, international environment.

Order a prospectus

Find out more about what we have to offer.

Explore Kingston University further

Open Days

An opportunity for you to ask us any questions that you may have.

Campus tours

Take a virtual tour of our campuses.

Applicant Webinars

Whilst we cannot meet face-to-face, we have designed a whole host of online events to prepare our applicants for life at Kingston.

Applicant Experience Days

A brilliant opportunity for your loved one to test drive their course.

See also


View the latest information.

Term dates

Find out more about term and semester dates.

Student finance

Find out more about funding their degree.


Explore the different types of accommodation we offer.

Careers and employability

Find out more about our careers service.


Find out about the disability and mental health support we offer.

Health and wellbeing

Take a look at the range of wellbeing services we offer.


Explore the extra-curricular opportunities available for students.

Key staff

Learn about the Senior Leadership Team and how the university works.

Faculties and schools

Explore our faculties and schools.

Policies and regulations

View the academic and non-academic policies and regulations for Kingston University.

The first year

Find out how you can support your son/daughter during their first year at university.

Contact us

  • University switchboard: +44 (0)20 8417 9000
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: +44 (0)20 8417 2261
  • Kingston Business School: +44 (0)20 8417 5441
  • Kingston School of Art: +44 (0)20 8417 9000 ext 64237
  • Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education: +44 (0)20 8725 2247
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing: +44 (0)20 8417 9000
  • International Advisory Centre: +44 (0)20 8417 3645
  • Union of Kingston Students: +44 (0)20 8417 2974

Please note: Under the Data Protection Act 2018, the University is unable to disclose any information to you about a student without their prior written consent. This is to ensure that their personal data is kept securely and is not disclosed to any third party against their wishes. The University thanks you for your cooperation with regard to this legislation.