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.
Source:University of Kent website

What students say about this university

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    • Political scene

      Does have opportunities for political debated etc.

      2014, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      There is a big library, currently being redeveloped and introducing new software and facilities, University facilities in...

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      2012, 4th year, English Literature By Period

      Facilities

      There is a big library, currently being redeveloped and introducing new software and facilities, University facilities in general vary from brand new to 50 years old but they all do their jobs and we don't have any unnecessary buildings or space. We've got a gym, six bars throughout campus, two grocery shops, a clothes store, a book stop, an alcohol retailer and a careers centre. Books are easy to get and if they aren't available, there is a next day service in both the book shop and the library. You can essentially live entirely on campus for the whole year without having to go off campus for anything, as the campus is all-inclusive.

      2012, 4th year, English Literature By Period

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    • Facilities

      The library would benifit from being open 24 hours and from having more books and more computers for working on. The staff are...

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      2012, 3rd year, History By Topic

      Facilities

      The library would benifit from being open 24 hours and from having more books and more computers for working on. The staff are helpful though

      2012, 3rd year, History By Topic

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    • Creative scene

      Variety of societies

      2014, 2nd year, Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Therapy

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    • Academic Experience

      I do psychology and the contact hours are good, there are a fair amount of lectures though I would prefer more. We have one...

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      2013, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      I do psychology and the contact hours are good, there are a fair amount of lectures though I would prefer more. We have one seminar a week which is not particularly/always related to course content so sometimes it feels a tad unnecessary but wqe are reminded that it helps with the paper reading skills and techniques that we will depend so much on in the next two years. The content is varied and engaging. Sometimes dry but the lecturers normally do well with this and try and make it morte interactive. We mainly have to do mini scintific reports. It would be good for the guidance but obviously uni is about independent learning so it is a good push into that direction. Feed back is really well structured and accurate and gives you room to improve. I personally feel that it could be given to you a bit softer but we are at an age where we shouldn't need mollycoddling about work. Course specific facilities that I am aware of as not many are used in first year other than the computers are really good, and what I hear from those using labs is that they are excellent. The academic support for my mental health and wellbeing issues are fantastic, I couldn't have hoped for better support I'm really impressed with that siude of things.

      2013, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Halls were very good, regularly cleaned as well as being modern and spacious

      2012, 3rd year, Others In Social Studies

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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,010

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

80%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

24%

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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