University of Kent
Canterbury | South East England
Ucas code: K24
What students say about this university856 comments (230 students)
The amount of teaching I got per week varied a lot - anything from 8 hours a week (these were revision lectures in the summer...
The amount of teaching I got per week varied a lot - anything from 8 hours a week (these were revision lectures in the summer term) to 25 hours per week. It depended on which modules were running, and also whether there were any terminal sessions (where we use specialist computing software to apply knowledge). The content is very challenging - a lot relies on other bits, so if you don't know one little thing you are essentially screwed! A lot of applied modules were also completely new, so other than the generic adding/multiplication skills we were learning from scratch which took a lot of effort. That said, it was extremely interesting, and so fast paced there was no time to complain! Generally we're given work sheets and exercises to do, most of which are not handed in, but gone over in lectures or office hours if we choose - a lot is done off our own backs which is what I expected. Coursework is in the form of exercise sheets, with one module including essays, and two modules including short worded answers. Feedback is not particularly great - but thats why I like maths, as its either right or wrong! I would love to do more group projects within my course, as its rare to talk to anyone outside my small friendship group. Course-specific features aren't really in existence. I'd like a study area specific for maths, preferably one we can talk in, as its difficult to find somewhere to meet up with friends to discuss problems. Library facilities for maths seem very poor.×
There are many sports teams available such as archery etc. For sports clubs which require courts however, the university has a...
There are many sports teams available such as archery etc. For sports clubs which require courts however, the university has a sports complex and you'll have to pay membership fees for the sports center and the sports club that you wish to join.×
Sports - range of different and new sportsReport
The cost of books is extremely high especially as half the time the required text isn't even usedReport
lack of contact hours - max 9 hours a week personal tutor care - didnt' receive anyReport
We have a Kent Union that is set up very much in a political way, with campaigns on issues and student elections. As well as...
We have a Kent Union that is set up very much in a political way, with campaigns on issues and student elections. As well as this, we have political societies - such as labour - and the current affairs society. That are seen regularly around campus.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students19,010
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate80%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time9%
of students are part-time
Male / Female53%
of students are female
Young / Mature9%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK24%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction71%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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