Kingston University, London in Kingston upon Thames is one of the UK's newest universities, having formerly been a polytechnic until 1992, when it changed status under the changes to UK higher education instigated by the then Prime Minister.
It is very conveniently placed for students within the south-west London area, with good rail, bus and road connections, both from central London, and also to towns and cities to the west and south.
Currently the university is intending to raise its research profile, and at the present time it has about 17,000 students.
The student profile is varied, and includes undergraduates who come soon after leaving school or college, mature students who may have been working for several years, and also postgraduate students studying full time, or part-time students who may be in employment, and wish to develop their careers.
It operates on several sites:
- Penryhn Road
- Kingston Hill
- Knights Park
- Roehampton Vale
- The official website of Kingston University: http://www.kingston.ac.uk