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I have to choose between Aston, Uni of Southampton and Uni of Kent. All for the same course of Biological Sciences. I’m not sure what the Uni life is like for any of these. If you could give me any information on their diversity, general student life as well as living costs that’d be great! I will very much appreciate any information on their science facilities also!
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Hi there!
I'm a social media rep for the University of Kent and currently in my third year here.
We have a Unibuddy system where prospective students like yourself, can talk to current students studying the same subjects. You can ask them about how they find their course, exams, timetables, facilities, applications and what they're looking to do with their degrees. Here is the link; https://www.kent.ac.uk/unibuddy/

I've found life at Kent to have a really nice balance of plenty to do but also really chilled with a lot of space on campus with trees, fields and lovely views of the countryside, which gives the whole campus a really relaxed vibe. There's almost always some kind of event on during the week, right now there is a food festival on campus, sometimes there are book and poster sales, colour runs, and the other day there was an event on the field in front of the library for Holi which was pretty cool! The University of Kent campus also has a gym, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, sports pitches (some all-weather), a cinema and theatre, student union shops, music practise rooms, loads of cafes and places to eat, bars, a nightclub and lots of social spaces near the accommodations with ping-pong tables/pool tables/football tables and TVs. Also the campus is a 20 minute walk from the centre of Canterbury which has a tonne of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as the Cathedral which students can go to for free.
As a university, Kent is rather diverse with a lot of international students and students on years/terms abroad and European students too (as it is the 'UK's European University'). There are plenty of cultural societies as well. Here is a list of the societies Kent Union offers and the sports societies as well so you can get a feel for what's on offer;
Societies; https://kentunion.co.uk/activities/societies/
Sports; https://kentunion.co.uk/activities/sports

In terms of living costs, here is a link to the 2019/2020 accommodation prices so you can get a sense of how much that costs. https://www.kent.ac.uk/accommodation...tion-fees.html
Also you can do 360 degree virtual tours of all the accommodation so you can see what you're getting for your money.
https://www.kent.ac.uk/hospitality/v.../accommodation
Housing in second and third year (ie- off campus) is no more expensive that what you would find on campus.

If you get the chance I'd definitely recommend going to an applicant day or an open day so you can get a feel for the University for yourself, as that will really help you to decide where is the best fit for you.
I hope that all of this helps!
If you have any other questions about Kent at all, please feel free to ask

(Original post by Kelvin8041)
I have to choose between Aston, Uni of Southampton and Uni of Kent. All for the same course of Biological Sciences. I’m not sure what the Uni life is like for any of these. If you could give me any information on their diversity, general student life as well as living costs that’d be great! I will very much appreciate any information on their science facilities also!
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(Original post by Kelvin8041)
I have to choose between Aston, Uni of Southampton and Uni of Kent. All for the same course of Biological Sciences. I’m not sure what the Uni life is like for any of these. If you could give me any information on their diversity, general student life as well as living costs that’d be great! I will very much appreciate any information on their science facilities also!
On diversity, Aston is about 75% asian and Kent and Southampton will be mostly white. Will affect student life as otherwise Brum will be more fun than Kent. Both will not be that expensive. Southampton will prob be the best then.

Also Southampton is very well known for the quality of research

make sure you get lots of related and non-related work experience with that biology degree.
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