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Thankyou! So i presume Turing houses are very similar to ensuite? As i read something like "a bathroom is shared between 2 rooms'

Also out of parkwood ensuite, keynes ensuite amd turing houses what would you reccommend?

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They're similar but lack ensuite facilities. The rooms will basically be the same but without the ensuite.

Personally, I prefer Turing mainly for the fact that it's the newest accommodation and the extra large ensuite rooms would be ideal for someone like me (loads of medical problems so a nice place to escape to).
It's what I plan on putting as my first choice for accommodation but Keynes' ensuite facilities are equally as nice from what I saw.

I didn't get a chance to see Parkwood's flats so I can't comment on how nice they are, sadly! The virtual tour showed a nice room but I think the distance would put me off!
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They're similar but lack ensuite facilities. The rooms will basically be the same but without the ensuite.

Personally, I prefer Turing mainly for the fact that it's the newest accommodation and the extra large ensuite rooms would be ideal for someone like me (loads of medical problems so a nice place to escape to).
It's what I plan on putting as my first choice for accommodation but Keynes' ensuite facilities are equally as nice from what I saw.

I didn't get a chance to see Parkwood's flats so I can't comment on how nice they are, sadly! The virtual tour showed a nice room but I think the distance would put me off!
Yeah its the distance that bothers me about parkwood! I think i'll go for keynes.. tho it just seems so expensive (compared to my other unis haha)!

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Finally, Parkwood flats are a fourteen minute walk away.
No way.
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No way.
I'm only going off of Google Maps; as I understand it, you were a Kent student and so would be more knowledgeable than I am with regard to Parkwood's distance!
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Hi, I'm currently studying Law here and I live at Turing (the new accommodation on campus). Most are self-catered, I believe, but if you want an en-suite and to be close to Woolf lecture theatre (where pretty much all your lectures will be), I would suggest Tyler Court, although it may be a bit pricier than other accommodations.

If the en-suite option and a 10 minute walk isn't as big a deal to you, I would definitely go for Turing houses - you only share a bathroom with one other person and the rooms/kitchens are brilliant; it's also more affordable than Tyler Court. Good luck!
hey, i received an offer to study law at kent as well. going for my applicant day on the 28th of jan, excited because I haven't been to open day yet! Will defo be looking out to go tyler court and parkwood flats then. just wondering what you would say about
1) canterbury the area in general, is it diverse? like being from london i'm used to seeing chicken shops every corner :u:
2) how are you finding the course? how many contact hours etc
thanks x
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hey, i received an offer to study law at kent as well. going for my applicant day on the 28th of jan, excited because I haven't been to open day yet! Will defo be looking out to go tyler court and parkwood flats then. just wondering what you would say about
1) canterbury the area in general, is it diverse? like being from london i'm used to seeing chicken shops every corner :u:
2) how are you finding the course? how many contact hours etc
thanks x
Hey, congratulations on your offer! Hope you have a great applicant day
1) I'm also from London and Canterbury is understandably quite different but definitely in a good way! There's definitely not as many chicken shops as back home and much more greenery than you're probably used to which is pretty refreshing in some ways really. The city centre is where most of the shops and restaurants are and it is all quite cute. It's mainly different in that with London, you're used to greater choice in where to shop/eat out etc but regardless, the options are still quite great in Canterbury. There are also quite a few great clubs/bars that students frequent so the nighttime scene isn't too bad either.

2) The course is going really well in that the material is really interesting and the majority of the modules are taught by great lecturers (there are some outliers in this but you've got to make the best effort in your seminars for these ones). There's also A LOT of people who study Law every year (i think it's about 400 this year?) and is very international in that nearly half aren't from the UK which is quite cool! There are 11 contact hours which isn't too bad compared to other courses but you do have to spend quite a bit of your free time going over what's gone on in lectures/seminars or you could end up quite lost. However, it's great here in that if you do ever end up needing some extra help, there's a Law Skills Hub on everyday where you can just pop in and go through tricky areas.

I hope I helped and if you do need to ask some more questions, feel free to let me know! Good luck with everything.
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Hey, congratulations on your offer! Hope you have a great applicant day
1) I'm also from London and Canterbury is understandably quite different but definitely in a good way! There's definitely not as many chicken shops as back home and much more greenery than you're probably used to which is pretty refreshing in some ways really. The city centre is where most of the shops and restaurants are and it is all quite cute. It's mainly different in that with London, you're used to greater choice in where to shop/eat out etc but regardless, the options are still quite great in Canterbury. There are also quite a few great clubs/bars that students frequent so the nighttime scene isn't too bad either.

2) The course is going really well in that the material is really interesting and the majority of the modules are taught by great lecturers (there are some outliers in this but you've got to make the best effort in your seminars for these ones). There's also A LOT of people who study Law every year (i think it's about 400 this year?) and is very international in that nearly half aren't from the UK which is quite cool! There are 11 contact hours which isn't too bad compared to other courses but you do have to spend quite a bit of your free time going over what's gone on in lectures/seminars or you could end up quite lost. However, it's great here in that if you do ever end up needing some extra help, there's a Law Skills Hub on everyday where you can just pop in and go through tricky areas.

I hope I helped and if you do need to ask some more questions, feel free to let me know! Good luck with everything.
Hi, I have a few questions about kent law program, I'm hoping you can help me out. I was wondering about the assessments, are there essays, presentations, group work etc.? Also I'm a Canadian student and I was wondering if you know if there are a lot of other Canadian students in the law program? Finally, what are your general thoughts in the law program? Did you enjoy it? I"ll be doing the 2 year program so any info you have will be appreciated. Thanks
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Hi, I have a few questions about kent law program, I'm hoping you can help me out. I was wondering about the assessments, are there essays, presentations, group work etc.? Also I'm a Canadian student and I was wondering if you know if there are a lot of other Canadian students in the law program? Finally, what are your general thoughts in the law program? Did you enjoy it? I"ll be doing the 2 year program so any info you have will be appreciated. Thanks
Hey, that's no problem! So far I've completed 3 assessments and they've all been essay-based but in the forms of problem questions, case notes etc ... don't worry if you've never done these before, you will learn how to!

There are PLENTY of Canadian students (and I mean A LOT) on the course here who are doing the 2 year senior status program and the ones I've spoken to all seem to be enjoying it! I do really like the course as I'm really interested in the majority of our modules and the quality of teaching here in both lectures and seminars is brilliant. You also get a lot of help with your assessments and many lecturers are really down-to-earth and open to you emailing them or a brief chat after the lecture which I think is really important. I hope that's helped you!
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Hey there, I have been given an offer by the university of Kent. My course however, is on the medway campus. Kent has always been my first choice when looking into accommodation I ofcourse looked into the Canterbury campus. After finding out my course is located on the Medway Campus, I done more research into that only to see the liberty quays accommodation is smaller, less to no night life at all, not much to do etc lol. Is it possible for me to live in Canterbury - it's on-campus accommodation and still go to medway?


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hmmm... so outside campus is cheaper to live than on-campus accommodation?
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hmmm... so outside campus is cheaper to live than on-campus accommodation?
In most cases I believe so, I'm currently a first year student living off-campus (went through clearing) and I'm paying around £400 a month including bills, on a 9-month contract.

In my case, I believe it is quite a bit cheaper than the on-campus accommodation, that being said though, I do wish I was living on-campus for the "halls experience" etc.
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In most cases I believe so, I'm currently a first year student living off-campus (went through clearing) and I'm paying around £400 a month including bills, on a 9-month contract.

In my case, I believe it is quite a bit cheaper than the on-campus accommodation, that being said though, I do wish I was living on-campus for the "halls experience" etc.
Your first year? Wow I don't really see many first year students living off campus! And yes, that is actually quite cheaper than most accommodations in U of K especially compared to ensuite or large rooms.

May I ask what would be the pros and cons of living off campus?
(except for the on-campus experience)
Are there many off campus residence and easy to find?
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Your first year? Wow I don't really see many first year students living off campus! And yes, that is actually quite cheaper than most accommodations in U of K especially compared to ensuite or large rooms.

May I ask what would be the pros and cons of living off campus?
(except for the on-campus experience)
Are there many off campus residence and easy to find?
Pros:
• Living off campus means that you kind of get a whole house instead of just a room which is nice, so we have a large sitting room with sofas and tv/Xbox etc which is great for socialising and chilling out, which you don't really get on campus
• It kind of makes you feel more independant and things, like sorting out the bills and things
• Well there is no campus watch, so there is less of a chance of your house parties getting shut down and things, though of course you do have neighbours that need to be respected.

Cons
• it's not a 2 minute walk to lectures, so lie-ins aren't quite as glorious if you want to get to early morning lectures on time
• I would argue its a bit harder to meet new people. On campus you have loads of students around you, so socialising etc is a lot easier,
Although if you're willing to travel up to campus a lot then I guess that's not so much of a problem- depends how much effort you want to put in.

That's all I can think of at the minute. Though I would definitely recommend living on campus for your first year, it makes the transition from sixth form/college to university life that much easier. At the end of the day you'll get the opportunity to live off campus for your second/third year so you will still get to experience it anyway.

Though if you were looking for off-campus accomodation, there are loads of places around. Being a student city, canterbury has loads to offer. There is kind of "student neighbourhood" area quite close to uni called Hales Place which is packed full of students which is great.

Hope that's helped a little ������
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Are there many off campus residence and easy to find?
Put it this way - an awful lot of people sign for accommodation December/January/February, yet there is always accomodation to be found later on than this.... and if people such as the above go through clearing, they can also find available housing as late as August/September
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