Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, United Kingdom. It was originally founded in 1899 and became a university in 1992. Campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton
Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a vibrant area on the River Thames in south-west London, only 25 minutes away from central London.
Kingston is consistently rated the safest borough in London (Metropolitan Police, 2013) and the happiest place to live in London (Rightmove, 2013). It’s also the sixth happiest place to live in the UK.
With so much to offer its residents, Kingston is the ideal location for studying and living. It’s also close to both of London’s main international airports.
Based on the River Thames, Kingston’s riverside is home to many annual events and activities, including the Dragon Boat Festival and the Regatta. The river offers picturesque walks, a great selection of restaurants and bars and boat trips in the summer.
Kingston encourages and nurtures entrepreneurship and creativity, producing the highest number of graduate start-up companies than any other UK university (Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey, 2012).