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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 1268 comments (333 students)
    • Academic Experience

      I have the course challenging and feel in certain aspects that the modules could have been taught with more enthusiasm. The...

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      2013, 3rd year, Law Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      I have the course challenging and feel in certain aspects that the modules could have been taught with more enthusiasm. The teaching time each week is good, however sometimes you get unfortunate and get most of your lectures and seminars all in one day. The content of the course is generally interesting and can be applied in every day life. We have a variety of examinations, essays, written exams, presentations and group work. You receive a wide range of feedback from tutors and they are always willing to help you. There is a law library provided where you can study and go to see law advisors for help, utilise this facility.

      2013, 3rd year, Law Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Law is pretty evenly split between exams and essays in terms of time spent (if not marks awarded). Generally Kent offers...

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      2013, 2nd year, Uk Legal Systems

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      Law is pretty evenly split between exams and essays in terms of time spent (if not marks awarded). Generally Kent offers brilliant academic facilities such as Templeman library, however conducting of lectures and seminars is always going to be a lucky dip based on who is the lecturer for that course

      2013, 2nd year, Uk Legal Systems

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    • Academic Experience

      Doing Maths at university can be pretty challenging although I have found at least half of my first year courses genuinely...

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      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

      Academic Experience

      Doing Maths at university can be pretty challenging although I have found at least half of my first year courses genuinely interesting and considering I had no choice in which courses to take, I think that this is very good. There's a lot of foundation laying to do in the first year before one can make an informed choice about which degree level courses he/she wishes to take anyway.

      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

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    • Academic Experience

      I feel that my course is not that great. I am doing a War Studies/History course, and I love History. The problem is we only...

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      2013, 1st year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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      I feel that my course is not that great. I am doing a War Studies/History course, and I love History. The problem is we only get 6 hours of contact time a week (that is three modules with a 1 hour lecture and a 1 hour seminar in each each week) and that seems a lot especially with the newly increased tuition fees. I did the course as it sounded interesting and I needed a backup in case of my hopes as a writer (which my course helps my genre) falls through. I find it disappointing and dull. The worst part is the way coursework essays are marked. There are so many different systems, even between teachers never mind between schools and faculties and if you are Joint Honours or taking Wild Modules this can be hard to pick up on. My course is fairly evenly split between these essays and exams and I feel it should just be essays as exams and memory based tests seem a bit void in a history-related course. Personal opinion though. Feedback is often prompt with regulations forcing the staff to not keep us waiting. Sometimes, however, it does seem rather vague - but there are plenty of ways to contact the seminar leaders for help, which is great. The lecture theatres and seminar rooms are very mixed - ranging from facilities little different to College/Sixth Form classrooms to proper lecture theatres or office-like seminar rooms. It depends a lot on what you get landed with on your timetable!

      2013, 1st year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Organisation of the lecturers is terrible, feedback is never given back on time and work is usually given back without comment....

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      2013, 1st year, Astrophysics

      Academic Experience

      Organisation of the lecturers is terrible, feedback is never given back on time and work is usually given back without comment. Course specific facility's are good with an observatory. We have a good amount of lectures and contact hours with workshops that are very helpful for all

      2013, 1st year, Astrophysics

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    • Academic Experience

      I study English and American Literature. The amount/ type of teaching you have each week. For my course, there were two...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      Academic Experience

      I study English and American Literature. The amount/ type of teaching you have each week. For my course, there were two hour seminars for each module you pick (which was four a term.) And one hour lectures for each module. For me, the seminars were the only real learning tool for me. I didn't get much out of the lectures and managed to pass my first year of university with a Merit without (but very naughtily) going to most of the lectures. Though i assume first year is MUCH easier than the rest of the degree! But for me, lectures were often not relevant to the essays. But for exams it was VERY useful! But I only had an exam in one module. The content of your course and how interesting and challenging it is - The content of my course was everything that I hoped it would be. I studied new and familiar authors and the teachers were very inspiring. Most of the reading I found interesting, and for the reading that I found a little less so, was still very enjoyable to discuss among other students in seminars. The essays were challenging in some cases, but in a good way! I feel like my writing style has improved because I have learned how to structure myself in a more academic format. The type of work youre required to do (such as essays, exams and practicals) I found that for my course, in comparrison to students doing other courses, there were more essays to write. But I expected this being an english student! I actually thought that there would be much more essay writing involved, but I did not expect how much time would be needed for each essay! At least a weeks reading and research is required for an essay, but I loved that! I loved taking the infomation discussed in lectures and seminars and then going off to research ideas and thoughts that were interesting to me further and writing a dialectic about it. I only had one exam this year however, whereas other courses had on average four -six exams. I found the exam to be just as an A-Level exam was, so though it appeared to be intimedating at first, it wasn't at all when you get down to actually taking it! The feedback you receive from tutors ALL of the teachers at Kent, including teachers that didn't actually tutor you personally would always be more than welcome to offer guidance and help! The feedback from essay writing and classwork was always useful and helpful when developing my learning. Not only would written feedback be attached to essays but one-to-one sessions would also be available for further feedback.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Creative

59%

MED

Political

57%

MED

Varied union activities

65%

MED

Sporty

66%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

60%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,670

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

79%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

52%

of students are female

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

24%

of students here are from outside the UK

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