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Kingston College

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Overview
Overview

Overview

Kingston College is situated in the borough of Kingston upon Thames, in a part of South West London that has been voted one of the happiest places to live. Central London is around 25 minutes away by train.

The college offers a range of academic and vocational courses including:

  • Access to university courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • HNCs
  • HNDs
  • Foundation degrees
  • Honours Degrees

Priding itself on its lower tuition fees and small classes, the college aims to prepare students for working life, with career planning offered to all students, industry-standard equipment and environments for their vocational courses.

Job Prospects
Job Prospects

Job Prospects

The Student  Support Centre has specialist advisors available to help with career planning and employability skills. This includes a current job list which is updated fortnightly with new opportunities as well as the chance to get advice about your CV, interview presentation and work experience.

Graduates in job/further study
Course and lecturers
Course and lecturers

Course and lecturers

Access to HE

If you didn’t get the right grades or have the right level of experience to get into university, these access to university courses can help you. Helping you develop existing skills, as well as teaching you new ones, these university recognised qualifications can help you get your uni place.

HNCs (Higher National Certificate) and HNDs (Higher National Diplomas)

Equivalent to the first year at university, HNCS take between 1-2 years to finish. Once you have completed a HNC you can move onto a HND. Also lasting 1-2 years, a HND is the same as a second year of university.

Teaching and developing practical skills that you can take straight into a job or further study, the form of assessment tends to be practical assignments rather than exams to reflect the main method of teaching.

Foundation Degrees

Equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree and often practical in terms of its teaching. Due to their practical elements you’ll be assessed through practical work, exams, presentations, reports and project work. Depending on what course you take and whether you study it full-time or part-time, foundation degrees can take between 2-4 years to complete.

Students' Union
Students' Union

Students' Union

Students automatically become members of the SU on enrolment. Officers are elected annually by students. The SU is responsible for representing student issues and interests as well as raising money for charity through events and university social life.

Facilities
Facilities

Facilities

College facilities include:

  • The Undergraduate Centre, open to all HE  and Access students, has four different study areas, including silent study and group study areas as well as bookable rooms and access to PCs.
  • Headmasters Academy and Beauty Therapy – a professional facility for hairdressing and beauty therapy students.
  • Sports Hall seating 500 spectators and host to international tournaments
  • Gym
  • Music studios with the latest digital and analogue technology
  • Fully equipped workshops for: motor vehicle, general engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and aeronautical engineering
  • A theatre which can host over 160 people

A brand new Creative Industries Centre which offers state of the art facilities

 

City life
City life

City life

The bustling town centre has plenty of choice in terms of shops, restaurants and bars along with a theatre and cinema. Nearby Richmond and Hampton Court Palace are popular spots to visit in London with plenty of green space while the centre of the capital is just 25 minutes away on the train.

Cost of living
Cost of a pint This is the average cost of a pint.
Source: Hotcourses 2018

£3.65

per pint
Clubs and Societies
Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

While Kingston does have a student union, there is currently no information available regarding clubs and societies.

Student support
Student support

Student support

The Student Support Centre offers guidance to all students and will signpost to the appropriate services.

Fees
Fees

Fees

UK Students Per Year:

Fees depend on the course you take and how long it takes to complete. Contact the college directly for more info.

International Students Per Year:

International students may have different fees. Contact the college directly for more information.

Scholarships/ Bursaries
Scholarships/ Bursaries

Scholarships/ Bursaries

The Higher Education Inclusion Fund

Available to a limited number of students who encounter unexpected and unavoidable financial problems.

Progression Bursaries

The college offers 3 types of bursaries ranging from £500 - £2000 to eligible students.

Disabled Students Allowance

Available to selected students with a disability studying at undergraduate level.

For more information on the college’s scholarships and bursaries, head to their website.

Academic strengths
Academic strengths

Academic strengths

Engineering

There are a wide range of engineering courses to study at Kingston including:

  • Aeronautical
  • Electrical
  • Motor vehicle
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Mechanical

Students have access to purpose built fully equipped workshops which meet recognised industry standards. The School of Engineering has strong links with UK engineering businesses including British Airways Operations, Lufthansa Technik, Heathrow Airport Ltd and GlaxoSmithKline amongst others.

Music

With access to the Big Head Studios - comprising four recording studios with the latest digital and analogue technology - and a dedicated lecturing team, students will gain industry level training with courses that combine practical and theoretical areas to ensure you can progress on to a career in the music industry.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Engineering

This varies according to the level you wish to study at. The Access to HE Diploma in Engineering requires a grade C/4 or above at Mathematics and either English or Science but ideally both.

Music

This varies according to the level you wish to study at. The HNC/HND in Music Production requires a minimum of 40 UCAS points for HNC Year 1.

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What do students think?

Overall Rating
3.3
Job Prospects
3.0
Course and Lecturers
3.7
Students' Union
4.0
Accommodation
5.0
Uni Facilities
3.3
City Life
5.0
Clubs & Societies
4.5
Student Support
3.5

Masimba

Kingston College

12 Feb 18

Tell us about your overall university experience

Good experience. Loved meeting people and the course, lecturers are

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Kingston College

12 Feb 18

Tell us about your overall university experience

Has been good but has had it's fair share of problems as

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