University of Kent

Canterbury | South East England

Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: K24

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 856 comments (230 students)
    • The downside

      Campus is very small and not very attractive.

      2013, 1st year

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    • Academic Experience

      The history course at Kent is really good if you want to pick which parts of history to study. In the first year you only have...

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      2013, 1st year, Modern History

      Academic Experience

      The history course at Kent is really good if you want to pick which parts of history to study. In the first year you only have 1 compulsory module, but apart from that you can choose whatever you want to study. Wild modules are also an option, which is great if like me you wanted to start learning a new language. In terms of workload you don't get many contact hours a week, it's generally around the 10 hour mark depending on how many modules you have in the term. Obviously there is a lot of work to do in your free time, you'll have to make notes on chapters for the following week for all of your modules, and some also require you to make a group presentation. In your first year most modules will require 2 essays around 2,000 words, so definitely try to choose the same amount of modules for the autumn and spring term. Otherwise you could have 3 essays all due in the same week. In terms of content and feedback that all depends on which module it is and who is teaching it, bit they're generally all of a high standard.

      2013, 1st year, Modern History

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    • The upside

      Feedback on essays and in answering questions

      2012, 2nd year, History By Topic

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    • Academic Experience

      My drama course has slightly less teaching time than other courses, but not so you would feel you don't do enough. The course...

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      2013, 1st year, Theatre Studies

      Academic Experience

      My drama course has slightly less teaching time than other courses, but not so you would feel you don't do enough. The course content covers a wide range of subjects from performance art to stand up comedy, so as long you have an interest in any aspect of drama, you will probably find something interests you. The assessments are a combination of essays, presentations and practical performances/workshops, which are evenly distributed either within a module or you can take one practical and one academic module.

      2013, 1st year, Theatre Studies

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount/ type of teaching you have each week: 8-10 hours mixed between seminars and lectures. The content of your course and...

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      2013, 2nd year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The amount/ type of teaching you have each week: 8-10 hours mixed between seminars and lectures. The content of your course and how interesting and challenging it is: It is generally fascinating for me. Coursework is easier, exams and tests can be quite difficult. The type of work youre required to do (such as essays, exams and practicals): There are essays in almost every module, some online quizzes, some written tests and some business reports. Most modules also have a final exam. The feedback you receive from tutors: Generally takes 3 weeks to get coursework marked. Feedback is quite basic, however they encourage e-mails or drop ins for additional feedback. What your course-specific facilities are like: The KBS facilites are quite decent, they are isolated and not shared with any other department.

      2013, 2nd year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      the union and nightlife

      2013, 1st year, Uk Legal Systems

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

57%

MED

Sporty

69%

MED

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

60%

MED

Creative

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,815

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

80%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

14%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

23%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

71%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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