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About Kingston University , London

Kingston Business School is a key part of Kingston University, the largest higher education provider in South West London, with more than 21614 students in total students including around 3891 international students from 154 countries enrolled on full and part-time courses. Its four campuses are located within a four-mile radius of the Kingston upon Thames town centre, which is 25 minutes from central London.

Among the most successful in the United Kingdom, Kingston University consistently ranks among the top institutions for student applications, is renowned for teaching quality and is a growing force in research. It is also highly regarded as a pioneer in e-learning and produces graduates who achieve impressive starting salaries as they enter the workforce. It is committed to opening up higher education to the whole community and encouraging students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds to further their studies.

The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes spread across five faculties.

Facilities

Recently invested over £30 million on new teaching facilities and we’re planning to spend another £35 million on developments over the next 4 years.

Opened three new buildings in 2007 alone. They provide state-of-the-art teaching and study space, with facilities including multiple projection systems, video conferencing, interactive displays and electronic voting systems.

Kingston University has the latest e-learning technology, 2000 computers, free internet in halls of residence and across campus, wi-fi hotspots and superb library resources. The laboratories, design studios and workshops are all fitted with the latest technical equipment.

The main libraries are open twenty-fours during academic term times. Features of our libraries include:
– 426,000 books
– 2,200 printed and 28,000 electronic journals
– Extensive computing facilities

For more information, see www.kingston.ac.uk/library

Kingston Business School

One of the largest business schools in the UK, Kingston Business School is a long established and leading provider of management and business education for business professionals at all stages in their career.

With a thriving community that embraces staff, students, external collaborators and alumni alike, Kingston Business School is a key player at the heart of both the academic and business communities. Kingston

International Recognition

Business School is among the most successful business schools in the United Kingdom and is consistently rated among the top business schools in London. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accredited the Kingston MBA in UK and in a growing number of international territories as well as our MA in Business Management as a Pre-Experience Master's in General Management (PEMM). The DBA programme is also accredited by AMBA. Kingston Business School is one of only 24 Business Schools in the UK with accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and one of only 43 worldwide with the EFMD's EPAS accreditation. The only Business School in the world with EPAS accreditation at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

League Table Rankings

  • The Complete University Guide Rankings 2014 ranked Kingston Business School 2nd among the modern university business schools in London for Business Studies..
  • The Guardian University Guide 2014 ranked Kingston Business School 11th out of 19 in London for business and management studies.
  • Eduniversal  Ranking gave Kingston Business School a 3 Palmes (Excellent Business School) rating and ranked  is 6th in London in an annual ranking of business schools and universities in over 150 countries by higher education rating agency EdUniversal.
  • The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 ranks Kingston Business School the highest rated among the modern University Business Schools in UK.
  • The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranks Kingston Business School in the top 10 of university business schools in London with a ranking of 9th out of 18 in London for business and management studies..
  • The Complete University Guide Rankings 2012 ranks Kingston Business School 6th out of 18 in London for Business and Management research excellence.

Our teaching is interactive and collaborative, encouraging debate and interaction between staff and students. Teaching is by a combination of classroom sessions, workshops and seminars. We place an emphasis on working in groups, and many of our courses offer practical components that enable you to test out the theory.

Learning Resources Centre

The Nightingale Centre (learning resources centre, LRC) at Kingston Hill is open 24 hours a day during term time, and gives you access to libraries, study spaces and computer facilities. A wide range of resources, including texts, periodicals, journals and newspapers are available. The University recently invested £5million in redeveloping the Centre, which provides an attractive, modern and airy environment for study.

There's even a learning cafe where you can study and socialise. The dedicated business and law library holds major texts, periodicals and computer learning packages, which can be accessed from over 2000 networked workstations.

New Business School

In 2012, Kingston Business School moved into a £26million building, enabling us to provide some of the best facilities for business teaching in the country. The new business school building has dedicated suites and work spaces, IT facilities, social areas students. A business research hub, which includes a Business Research Centre and research student offices. High-spec tiered lecture room, computer labs. There is universal Wi-Fi access and plasma screens throughout the atrium to keep students informed of important news and upcoming events. Kingston Business School provides a supportive and stimulating study environment

With 3,000 student-facing PCs across 4 campuses Kingston University provides access to latest IT infrastructure to students. Students have access to 368,598 books, 158,000 eBooks, 31,511 DVDs and audio-visual materials and 1,000 print journals apart from the 73,000 eJournals.



Linking Learning With Technology

Kingston is pioneering the use of ‘Blackboard', an online learning resource which is available across the whole University. ‘Blackboard' provides access to course materials, such as lecture notes and presentations, but at Kingston the system goes much further than that. Students can interact with staff and other students using online chat rooms and bulletin boards within each module. There are multimedia features too- for example, audio-visual lectures and tutorials, and videos of laboratory simulations.

Excellent Facilities
Kingston University has invested millions of pounds in new teaching space and the latest e-learing technlogy, giving you excellent facilities to explore your subject area. Extensive computer access and library resources complement specialist laboratories, modern design studios and innovative technical equipment.

Students at SVKM will have access to this system providing the opportunity to have an equivalent learning experience to their counterparts at Kingston University.


 


Lifestyle In UK

The United Kingdom is a diverse and multi-ethnic society, where students of all backgrounds are welcome and their involvement in local communities is valued.

Culture
The United Kingdom is a diverse and multi-ethnic society, where students of all backgrounds are welcome and their involvement in local communities is valued.
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Food & Drinks
Outside of the UK British food is often ridiculed as boring and tasteless. Eating habits in the UK have been steadily changing over the last few years, with the introduction of fast food restaurants and other diets.
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Clothing & Weather
The weather in Britain is rather changeable and unpredictable, but rarely suffers from extremes of heat or cold. The average daily temperature in winter is about 4C (39F), and in summer 18C (64F).
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Health
Britain has a subsidized health service, which provides free health care and treatment for people who are resident in Britain. Students who are enrolled on a programme that lasts for more than six months are also entitled to NHS treatment. If a doctor prescribes any medicines these are subsidized but there will be a charge made for each prescription.
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Travel
Britain has an extensive transportation network connecting all destinations by air travel, train or bus /
coach. Students can often receive discounts when travelling round the UK on providing proof of their student status.
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Money & Banking
The unit of currency in the UK is the pound sterling (£). One pound is divided into 100 pence (p).
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