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Kingston University London

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Overview of Kingston University London

Kingston University London (KUL) is a public research university situated in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, South West London, United Kingdom. It was granted college status in 1992, before which it was known as Kingston Polytechnic. Its origins, however, go back to the Kingston Technical Institute, which was established in 1899.

Kingston University London ranked among the top ten universities in London in the latest Guardian League Table (2019), a jump of 23 locations from the prior year. Many of their classes, such as design, fashion, journalism, pharmacy and sports science, also feature in the top ten nationally.

Location

Kingston University is situated in Kingston-upon-Thames, a lively riverside area, just 25 minutes by train to central London. The historic city center is lined with shops, bars and clubs, with easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The beautiful Richmond Royal Park, the Hampton Court Palace and the River Thames are within walking distance.
The University has five campuses, each with its own specific subjects. The Kingston Hill, Penrhyn Street, Knights Park, and Roehampton Vale campuses are located in or around Kingston City Centre. St George’s Medical Campus is also located in London, within easy reach of Kingston.

Alumni
  • Ben Barnes, actor
  • Eileen Aldridge, artist and illustrator
  • Glenda Bailey, journalist, Editor in Chief, Harper’s Bazaar
  • Richard Archer, musician, singer and songwriter, Hard-Fi
  • Kirsty Hayes, British Ambassador to Portugal
Fun Facts
  • The business hours of the City of London overlap with all the other business hours around the globe. That implies that those in town can trade in the morning with the Eastern Hemisphere and in the evening with the Western Hemisphere.
  • Cultural diversity is first on our list of London facts. As one of the world's most diverse cities, London has more than 8 million residents who speak more than 300 languages collectively, including Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, and English, of course. *
  • Big Ben is perhaps the most popular landmark in London. Surprisingly, the name ' The Clock Tower ' is actually intended to go, while ' Big Ben ' is the bell's name. Free to bear that reality to your friends and family if you ever go on a trip to London.