With an annual budget of almost £203 million and more than 2,500 staff, Kingston University is one of the town’s largest employers, contributing significantly to the local economy (£500 m annually).
Our academics and researchers provide knowledge and expertise to local organisations such as Hampton Court Palace and the Metropolitan Police to help them innovate and become more competitive.
The University contributes hugely to the region’s cultural, educational and social life both through public lectures, exhibitions and performances and by opening up its sporting, health, conference and other facilities to local residents, businesses, and community organisations. The University was instrumental in bringing the Rose Theatre to Kingston, and continues to offer it financial and artistic support.
Our staff and students are active in the local community, offering 3,500 hours of service to good causes each year through our award-winning volunteering scheme. We also have an extensive school visiting programme, offering educational support and encouraging local children to aim for university, particularly those whose family have no previous experience of higher education.
We celebrate in the rich diversity of our staff and students, which we want to share with the wider community. Through our One Kingston equality strategy, we look to host projects, events and civic engagements that promote diversity and inclusion.
The University’s head of equality, diversity and inclusion sits on the executive board of the Kingston Race and Equalities Council (KREC), which aims to support individuals who are experiencing racial harassment and discrimination, as well as being involved in Kingston’s various community engagement projects.
Our mission is to promote participation in higher education and the University’s Strategic Plan assesses our progress and looks to the future. The campus development plan is a multi-million pound investment in our estate to benefit students, staff and the local community. The University policies and regulations ensure we maintain high standards.
Academic staff and teaching at Kingston University are divided into five faculties. Each faculty offers undergraduate courses, plus undertakes research in related areas.
- Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Departments of Kingston University London