Access participation and inclusion

Kingston University is proudly committed to fair access and providing equality of opportunity within higher education. We have a diverse student community, and place enormous value on our students' rich variety of backgrounds and life experiences. We have created a whole-institution culture that celebrates diversity and supports inclusion throughout the student life cycle.

As part of its registration with the Office for Students, the University has agreements and plans that set out our commitment to improving equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds. Students are covered for the duration of their course by the most recent agreement or plan that is in place when they start their studies.

View the University's Access Agreements for all years up to 2019/20.

View the University's current Access and Participation Plan (APP) for students. Or read a summary of the plan.

You can find out more about the range of initiatives the University offers to support fair access, participation and inclusion throughout the student lifecycle below.

Pre-entry support


Our Education Liaison and Outreach Team provide impartial information, advice, and guidance to enable learners of all ages and backgrounds to consider higher education for their future. Find out more about our work with schools and colleges.


Our distinctive Head Start events help new students settle into life at Kingston University through a carefully designed programme of activities and workshops that have been shown to enhance engagement and success.

On-course support


We offer a range of enrichment activities designed to enhance the university experience and help all students develop the skills and attributes sought by employers. Opportunities such as mentoring, volunteering, paid work (including becoming a student ambassador) and social innovation projects are delivered within or alongside our curriculum.

Financial support

Kingston University has a number of bursaries for students who meet certain eligibility criteria. You can find out more on our undergraduate bursaries webpage.


Kingston University offers a range of support services for students. You can find out more about support for disabled students, our KU Cares packages, wellbeing services, international student support and information for students who are parents.