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    (Original post by Loz17)
    Make sure you still apply for accomodation though otherwise you'll be stuck.
    Don't worry, I applied months ago! It's like my subconcious knew Kent would be my insurance.

    (Original post by RosieRose)
    Ooo, I can definitely answer this Basically, Kent wasn't my first choice originally but I fell in love with it so much more than the other universities that I visited for the following reasons:

    +Unsnobby atmosphere-as I'm on my gap year, I've visited a few universities that my friends are at, and the snobbery is kind of stifling at a few of them. The same with some of the unis I received offers from. It was either 'you should be grateful you're here', or were looking down at the old poly uni next to theirs. At Kent, however, I got the impression that they were friendly with Christ Church and I found that a nice change.
    +Welcoming-when I went to the visit day, the students were so nice and relaxed.
    +Random outbursts-when I went I was in the lunch hall thing on the visit day, a choir burst burst into song which I thought was strange, but kind of cool. Same with the random people dressed as cats...
    +Area-not bleak and depressing, like some places, and I could imagine moving out into Canterbury in my second year
    +Graduating in Canterbury Cathederal-yes, this was one thing that actually persuaded me to accept :rolleyes: ... I kind of like old buildings...
    +Attractive students-yes, again, this was actually a factor. When I went to other unis, I really noticed how attractive Kent students are ^_^ I'm vain, I know.
    +Nice campus bars-they look pretty cool compared to others I've seen.
    +Near(ish) to London- I live in London, so it makes my life easier.
    +Arty place-I'm doing language and linguistics, but I want to go into film, so it seems like a great place to try and become a better film-maker. The film society looks pretty good too.
    +Societies-they all look interesting and kind of wacky, which I love.

    And a load of other things too, which I'll probably remember later. But I could really see myself at this uni, unlike the others I applied to, and it just suits me. Hope this helped... a bit
    I like this post!
    Annnnddd... Kent have a musical theatre soc. I'm not ashamed to say that's part of the reason I chose Kent over Lancaster! I will be in a musical at least once in my life dammit!
    I noticed really good looking people at the open day too! Nice little perk...

    (Original post by saaail)
    These are obviously things you'll have to decide individually, but for me Kent offers a great course within a great department. Overall, the university seems quite relaxed. Certain departments are better than others, as is expected, but it doesn't seem to smother people with academic incentives too much! It's far away enough for me to have independence from my family, but it's close enough so that I visit them when I need to which was really important to me.. and, well, it's in a really pretty town!

    My main motivations for choosing Kent was the location, really. Some of the other universities I'd looked at were better academically (at least in my department) but were far, far worse aesthetically. I know there are plenty of people who moan about the outdated buildings on campus, but my main concern was the surrounding area. I don't want to live somewhere for three years just because I happen to go to university there. For me, personally, the city has some amazing academic opportunities - but regardless of that, Canterbury is one of the nicest university towns I've come across :rolleyes:
    I really liked Canterbury when I visited. Part of me is kicking myself for rejecting Lancaster without visiting because it looked quite nice but considering the hassle and the price... I couldn't do that every term. I want to be close-ish to London and Lancaster is a bit far.
    Can I be nosy and ask what sort of academic opportunities Canterbury offer? I suppose I already have...
    (Original post by StefanieLouise)
    I've applied for English Literature which Kent seems to be ranked reasonably highly for so that's not at all a concern. It's rather far away from my hometown actually but I'd never really considered location to be a barrier - clearly, since I applied to Aberdeen haha.

    Those are my thoughts exactly - if I wasn't going to university and I was given the choice to live in either Lancaster or Canterbury, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to chose Canterbury. In fact, disregarding the overall university league tables where Lancaster has mysteriously jumped to six, they're both fairly evenly ranked. So I guess I just solved my own dilemma there.

    ...just firmed Kent.
    It is really funny how Lancaster randomly went up in the league tables... :rolleyes:
    Canterbury is beautiful... I have a thing for cobbled streets.
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    (Original post by diamonddust)
    It is really funny how Lancaster randomly went up in the league tables... :rolleyes:
    Canterbury is beautiful... I have a thing for cobbled streets.
    I figured that since I wasn't going to the likes of Oxbridge/UCL/Edinburgh/York etc. and I wasn't going to somewhere as dire as London Met./Wolverhampton either that my choices really wouldn't differ much as long as I stayed within the top 30 or so for English.
    But the cobbled streets. :sogood:
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    (Original post by diamonddust)
    Can I be nosy and ask what sort of academic opportunities Canterbury offer? I suppose I already have...
    When I said personal, I meant personal.. But as in 'this applies to no one else' not 'this is super secretive' aha

    I want to study early Christian art and architecture later in life, and seeing as Canterbury is home to one of the oldest cathedrals in England (which happens to have been restored in nearly every major architectural period, score!) it's a pretty perfect place for me to be. It has one of the largest libraries of early pastoral documents, too, which is why I choose to study somewhere less academically suited towards me (as in, the course focuses more on modern art than classical art, I didn't mean it snobbishly) so that I could indulge in such opportunities.

    Yeah, my friends think it's weird too, don't worry :rolleyes: But like I said, aside from that it's a beautiful city in a beautiful part of England!
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    Does anyone know anything about the sports facilities? Do they have a good basketball court and gym?
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    Just insured Kent for English and American Literature .
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    (Original post by Alittlenightmusic)
    Just insured Kent for English and American Literature .
    As I said above, make sure you apply for accomadation regardless. Otherwise you'll be stuck.
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    Wow, anybody doing visit days this week are in for a treat, had some awesome weather here..
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    Hi, could any current law and economics students at kent help me?

    I originally applied for law and received a conditional offer but I had a change of mind and wrote to them asking to change to economics L100 instead, they have given me a conditional offer for this too and I just need to confirm it.

    I haven't visited the economics department and have very little information about it so if anyone could let me what they think about the course and any advice would be really appreciated!
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    Wow, anybody doing visit days this week are in for a treat, had some awesome weather here..
    Just got in, it was a lovely day.
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    Hi everyone!

    I received my offer after interview and firmed Kent asap! Love, love, love Kent! Am doing English Language and Linguistics with English and American Literature Sooo excited now!
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    (Original post by AlexInWonderland)
    Just got in, it was a lovely day.
    Did you like the campus?
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    Did you like the campus?
    Yeah, I really like how green it is, a lot of the 60s universities seem to be far more concretey.he

    I forgot to mention earlier, the day absolutely confirmed my decision to firm Kent, I really loved it
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    (Original post by AlexInWonderland)
    Yeah, I really like how green it is, a lot of the 60s universities seem to be far more concretey.he

    I forgot to mention earlier, the day absolutely confirmed my decision to firm Kent, I really loved it
    Yeah, I like that too. The massive space between Rutherford and Eliot colleges, looking over at the cathedral is awesome. When it's less muddy, it'll be packed on there! But as a whole, the uni is really well kept!

    Good news
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    (Original post by DiZZeeKiD)
    Nice nice you should be fine - raised their grade requirements? What law course did you apply for?
    law and criminology....u
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    Yeah, I like that too. The massive space between Rutherford and Eliot colleges, looking over at the cathedral is awesome. When it's less muddy, it'll be packed on there! But as a whole, the uni is really well kept!

    Good news
    Yeah it's such an amazing view. I loved walking into the Rutherford dining room and seeing it straight away through that window opposite.
    It was a horrible foggy day when I visited in October so never got to appreciate it.

    Oh btw, Champagne Supernova is a great song, although Don't Look back in Anger is my favorite ever
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    Still haven't heard back from kent yet arghhh they are driving me insane!!!!!
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    (Original post by AlexInWonderland)
    Yeah it's such an amazing view. I loved walking into the Rutherford dining room and seeing it straight away through that window opposite.
    It was a horrible foggy day when I visited in October so never got to appreciate it.

    Oh btw, Champagne Supernova is a great song, although Don't Look back in Anger is my favorite ever
    It genuinely hasn't gotten boring yet :p: Ah yeah, I'm not surprised they took you that way on the tour :p:
    Ah right, fair enough Campus is much nicer in the sun

    Aha, Don't Look Back in Anger is indeed a great song. I don't think I have a favourite, far too many! :o:
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    Anyone know if there's a chance to convince admissions to let you in even if you haven't reached the required grade?

    I'm on a gap year and I had to retake a Maths module in Jan to get my overall grade up. My life was all over the place at that time so I couldn't revise and predictably I flopped, hence I haven't got the overall up.

    Obviously I can retake again in the summer and actually revise, I'm pretty confident I'll get what I need. BUT I missed the deadline for retakes so it's gonna cost like 120 and I really want to do some travelling from early May till September.

    Do you think there's any point in emailing admissions basically outlining my situation and feeding them some bull**** about how amazing Kent is and how A few months of travelling will help me develop as a person etc. I'll also mention the fact that all I need is about 10 more marks to get my grade up and the module I'm taking is in Decision Maths- a completely pointless and irrelevant section of maths- so the overall effect on my ability to study Economics will be practically non-existant.

    Have I got a shout?
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    (Original post by ceejaycoco)
    law and criminology....u
    Very nice - I'm doing the straight Law M100
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    Im visiting Kent on an open day this week! What should I expect to happen?
 
 
 
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