A message from the Dean of FASS

In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences we value academic excellence. We
promote teaching and research of the highest quality. We insist on the very best academic standards. But we also want to be part of a university that makes an impression on the outside world, that influences the outside world, and that matters to the outside world. And we have a very strong reputation on all of these fronts.

By joining us at Kingston we ask you to share in the standards we set for ourselves, but more fundamentally we ask you to think of your education as something that will help you make an impact in your life and career beyond university. We have begun an ambitious programme to bring together the learning and training that we offer with real-world experience, including placements.

We seek to harness many of the the skills that students already possess, not least technical and digital skills, so that we can respond to how you learn and use your ability and experience to help you build a future for yourself.

We can teach you a variety of subjects, and make them highly relevant to the world you live in today, but we can also help you to think about routes into employment or further training, or how set up your own business after graduation.

We care deeply about your learning. We offer small group work wherever possible and seek to innovate to ensure that the way we teach has the strongest impact. We are always responsive to changing student needs.

Our buzzing campus—within easy reach of central London—is characterized by an impressive array of extra-curricular talks and events, and our university is a stimulating place for a rich cultural and social life. We are committed to the values of inclusiveness, opportunity, equality, and diversity. Join us, and help us make a difference.

Photograph of Professor Simon Morgan Wortham

Simon Morgan Wortham

Professor of Humanities
Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University, London