(Note that I was at Kent 2000-2003.)
Personally how was/is the nightlife for you?
When I was at Kent, it was fine - in our first year we got mashed most nights at the Venue or Churchills (now Chicago Rock), and sometimes Studio 41 or Alberry's. Today, Westbar is also late opening, and Studio 41 has a reasonable regular gay/mixed night. Pub-wise (which was more my scene), Canterbury is unbeatable, with a reputed 366 bars spread across the city. The high street and the surrounding roads are filled with bars, Pub Golf is a reality, and half of them are Shepard Neame so do a decent range of lagers/beer. During the summer, though, the place is absolutely dead (except for the Camra festival, if that's your thing)!
The campus has a cinema and a good theatre, there's a big theatre in town and an Odeon. There's lasarquest in town too... these all make good nights out.
Are you/Were you/Have You been ever bored studying at Kent?
I studied history, which I enjoy, so no I wasn't particularly bored. Towards the end I did get tired of writing essays, so looked forward to having a break from study and earning real money, but actually it was quite fun. Plus if you do stuff on top of studying then you'll be fine (join a sports team, a society, or be active in the Union). As other people have said, the library is a fantastic resource and an asset to the uni.
How much were/are you paying for accomodation?
You'll love this - I lived in Eliot College in my first year, and paid about £700 a term. In my second year, living in Blean, I paid £200 a month, and in my third year in Tenterden Drive £216 per month. I understand prices are higher now!
Contrary to what anyone says, there is no 'best accommodation' at Kent - it's what you make of it. Eliot rooms that aren't being lived in look like prison cells, but I'm so proud to have lived there, made the room my own, had corridor-mates who were fun, and made the most of it. It helped that I was next to the laundry and the bar.
Was/is that accomodation en-suite? If not was sharing a bathroom with fellow students decent? was it clean? was it available when you needed it for that morning shower?
Each corridor had a communal toilet, a shower room, and a bath-room. In my view, if you desperately can't stomach the idea of sharing bathroom facilities, you're not a real student and you'll be disappointed in your second and third years. We had an informal agreement (i.e. a inherent respect for our corridor mates) that if you thought your toilet business was going to be exceptionally aromatic, then you'd walk the 10 yards to the college public loos. You would also leave the corridor facilities how you'd want to find them. I do remember once that one of the lads on my corridor left a sweaty jockstrap hanging over the towel rail though... so much fun!
Does Kent uni take in idiots/trouble makers, any experience of trouble erupting there? e.g. (halls of residence)?
The only trouble I had in Eliot was that there were regular fire alarms at weekends, because someone had come back drunk from the Venue. This can be annoying, but actually at 2am most people are still up and awake. The fire alarm also progresses through the college, so you train yourself to hear it coming, giving you time to put your ear plugs in. I used to make a cup of tea before going outside in the freezing cold to oogle at the sexy firemen (but then my corrdiro was by the fire exit and was on the ground floor, in case it was a real fire). In the exam term, there were no fire alarms, and the uni has a noise ban in place. Kent does take idiots, but nowhere near as many as some other unis.