The people and campus are amazing. The only thing that is bad is the way the university has deteriorated overall in the 4 years i have been here, going from a top 25 uni to in the 60s. The bureaucracy and poor student relationship between the students and central team is the main reason for this
Most courses have work placements as an option, they also have employability programmes and people within schools to help if you need it
The content and lecturers is always interesting but there needs to be more breadth to overall content. The bureaucracy of the uni is awful and creates a negative space overall
Theres no student union building or common space and apart from the elections, not much is heard from the union members
The library is new, and designed well but could have more seating for study space. The sports facilities are poor overall with a small gym and 6 pitches.
All accommodation is within a half hour walk or close to a bus route
Theres lots to choose from but access to sports societies is expensive so makes it hard for some people to get involved
Professors are easily contactable and happy to help, the wellbeing centre provides support for those who need it as well as the disability help being readily available
So far so good. It's been a nice experience, and I'm looking forward to the rest of it. University of Kent is in a good, quiet location as well, so definitely recommend.
I have made a number of new friends and learnt alot of new things. The course im doing is complicated but very enjoyable once you get the hang of the subject.
University isn’t what you expect. Make your own choices and find stuff out as you go along. Attend your lectures and try not to sleep too late. Enjoy mates and get smashed
Very interesting and mathematical
It’s taken me a while to get into the swing of my studies, but I have greatly enjoyed my university experience. The content in my degree is varied and allows you to choose which areas interest you most and I have enjoyed living in such a beautiful city.
They offer a range of placements through their employability points scheme. Separately, the SU lets you log your volunteering hours to claim as a reward document to show to employers.
The staff are clearly very passionate and engaged and there is a good mix of contact hours and independent study time. All seminar leaders are easy to contact and quick to respond
I do think our SU is good for trying to tackle a range of issues, particularly the uncertainty of Brexit, and making students as aware as possible. Very active on social media.
Excellent range, though living there in first year have to admit the laundry was rather expensive.
It’s a good 25 minute walk to the city but quicker on busses so not too far. You feel close to the city but within your own little community which has well stocked shops and food outlets.
A very good range, there is something for everyone. Though one of the things that has put me and others off of sports societies are their high membership fees, though I know with sports societies this can’t entirely be avoided.
Tutors are always on hand to offer feedback on assessments. The student support is fantastic and very good on checking in on pupils. If unable to come to an appointment they have still emailed me to ask how I am doing. However when I first approached the university for this support, it did take two to three weeks to get an appointment as it was so busy. As it was deadline season though, I can understand the reasoning for this.
Overall, fun and I’m looking forward to next term. The course can be tough but I enjoy it most of the time. I think you should definitely pick something you love, and also if your course allows really think about module choices.
They have a scheme which allows you to get employability points but I don’t understand it’s use. Not great advertising.
I like the most that we have a receptive structure of lecture and seminar but I think there should be more lectures in my course.
Very good, they always seem to engage with us. The night club is good and the on campus shops and bars are cheap and have a wide variety.
Overall, very good.
Yes it’s a good distance, 5 min walk from my house, 2 min walk to a local shop and 15 mins into the top of town.
Good. I play lacrosse which has been fun and welcoming but there seems to be a wide variety of choice’
Very good, academic staff always reply quickly. Personal counselling and wellbeing is very helpful, and the uni provides constant drop in sessions or one or one sessions.
helpful and friendly
email system good, very friendly
more open about disabilities etc
plenty of them, very friendly
Dining facilities are okay. Classrooms are good .
Very close to town
So much regarding mental health services
Careers help and guidance both individually and as part of studies
The university is hands on when it comes to offering students support
Town is about 20 minutes away