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Kingston University London

There are around 2,000 people working at Kingston, and 18,000 students learning with us, every year. We provide 260 undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship degrees, from fashion to entrepreneurship, from nursing to engineering.

Kingston is committed to academic research and working with industry partners throughout its disciplines. We contribute to the international research agenda across sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 60% of our research was judged either world leading, or internationally excellent.

Making education open to all is central to what we believe. In fact, 40 per cent of our students come from homes where they are the first generation to attend university, 60 per cent of our students identify as being from Asian, Black and other minority ethnic backgrounds, 50 per cent of our students commute more than 50 minutes to get here and a large amount of our students work alongside their studies to support themselves.

Making our workplace open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs is core to our ethos too. Because of this, the University is a vibrant and fair place to work. What’s more, Kingston is known for being a lively, historic town, with plenty of green space and excellent transport links to central London.

When working here we hope you’ll feel inspired and motivated by the investment we make in the student and staff experience. Such as our award-winning Town House building; our award-winning KU Cares programme which supports care leavers, estranged students, young adult carers and sanctuary scholars; our annual Big Read reading scheme where staff and students vote for a book to read together, available for free on campus and sent to students before their arrival.

Our staff deliver great results for our students, the University, and the wider community:

  • 92% of our graduates are in employment or further study after 15 months*.
  • Kingston is one of only 17 UK institutions recognised with a Race Equality Charter bronze award.
  • We have held the Athena SWAN bronze award since 2017 and have five departmental bronze awards for our commitment to advancing workplace gender equality.
  • The Guardian University Guide 2021 ranked us a top 40 UK university, a jump of 41 places since 2018.
  • We are also UK #1 university for design and crafts, #1 in London for nursing, midwifery and biosciences, #1 in London and #3 in the UK for education, fashion and textiles in the Guardian league table 2021.
  • Kingston School of Art's fashion degree is one of just two UK institutions to receive ‘Badge of Excellence' from the Business of Fashion.

We look for proactive and motivated individuals to grow with us and continue to innovate and deliver for our students. We have a diverse range of roles and offer training and projects to develop your skills and progress in your career.

*Higher Education Statistics Agency graduate outcomes.

Key Facts

  • 1,912 employees
  • 18,949 students
  • Four campuses within four miles of Kingston upon Thames and a faculty run jointly with St George‚Äôs, University of London
  • Ranked top 40 UK university in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Ranked 1st in the United Kingdom for design and crafts, 1st in London for nursing, midwifery and biosciences, 1st in London and 3rd in the UK for education, fashion and textiles in the Guardian league table 2021
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