m_ents
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#1
Puddles the Monkey
Who's applying!? I got an offer yesterday so excited lol
2
reply
StudentRep Annabel
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 weeks ago
#2
Hey there!
I'm a social media assistant for the University of Kent and currently in my final year studying History with Data Analytics
If anyone applying to Kent for 2020 has any questions at all about applications, courses, accommodation, or life at Kent in general then please feel free to ask
Best of luck with your applications!
0
reply
m_ents
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#3
I am have been given an offer and quite confidently will take Kent as my insurance. I was wondering what Accomodation you would recommend.

I have the prospectus and will be attending this Saturday's open day however wanted an insider's opinion.
0
reply
StudentRep Annabel
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by m_ents)
I am have been given an offer and quite confidently will take Kent as my insurance. I was wondering what Accomodation you would recommend.

I have the prospectus and will be attending this Saturday's open day however wanted an insider's opinion.
So pleased to hear you're considering Kent as your insurance
When looking for accommodation it is definitely worth thinking about how much you want an en-suite and also if you'd like to be catered or self-catered, as these can narrow down your options.

Personally, from my experience, I'd recommend Turing flats and houses, Keynes flats, and Parkwood houses All of these are new or newly renovated accommodation so they're finished to a high standard and are in great locations on campus. Some people think Parkwood is a bit far from main campus, but it is very close to the Business, Maths, Economics and Sciences buildings and still only a couple minutes from main campus so it isn't really that far at all! Also Parkwood is like a little student village, with houses arranged into courts which gives it a really nice community feel and makes it a really social place to live.

I stayed in Turing flats, which are honestly so lovely and modern and all en-suite. The houses are done to the same spec but are cheaper because you share a bathroom with one other person, which makes them really good value. Keynes is exactly the same, just a few years older than Turing. Keynes and Turing are next to each other and slightly closer to main campus than Parkwood. Keynes and Turing are still really easy to socialise in, I think Parkwood feels more social because of its layout.

I'd really recommend checking out all of the accommodation open for viewing at the open day on Saturday, I believe that Keynes flats, Turing flats, and Parkwood houses should all be open, as well as several other ones too! If you can, view as many as fit your criteria for accommodation, as this is the best way to get a feel for everything!
I hope that this helps a bit And that you enjoy the open day on Saturday!
0
reply
m_ents
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#5
thank you so much!!!!
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#6
Report 3 weeks ago
#6
(Original post by m_ents)
Puddles the Monkey
Who's applying!? I got an offer yesterday so excited lol
Hi there,

Cool that you've gotten a place. I'm considering applying to Kent following the open day last Saturday and I found the department (Computing) to be very good (lecturers, students and most importantly, the course). My main worry is the student life, as I got a vibe that the city was quite DULL.

Any opinion/ experiences to the contrary? All opinions Welcome!

P.S I'm from London so Social Life is a major factor in my decision making.
0
reply
m_ents
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 2 weeks ago
#7
(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi there,

Cool that you've gotten a place. I'm considering applying to Kent following the open day last Saturday and I found the department (Computing) to be very good (lecturers, students and most importantly, the course). My main worry is the student life, as I got a vibe that the city was quite DULL.

Any opinion/ experiences to the contrary? All opinions Welcome!

P.S I'm from London so Social Life is a major factor in my decision making.
I didnt get the chance to go down to Canterbury but they have their own nightclub and several pubs down in the town, you can always travel out a little bit as well but I do understand I'm from london as well as that's something important to me too.

I think it's what you make of it to be honest maybe do some googling of their night life and city stuff
0
reply
StudentRep Annabel
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#8
Report 2 weeks ago
#8
(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi there,

Cool that you've gotten a place. I'm considering applying to Kent following the open day last Saturday and I found the department (Computing) to be very good (lecturers, students and most importantly, the course). My main worry is the student life, as I got a vibe that the city was quite DULL.

Any opinion/ experiences to the contrary? All opinions Welcome!

P.S I'm from London so Social Life is a major factor in my decision making.
Hey!
As m_ents has mentioned, nightlife in Canterbury is really what you make it! It is significantly smaller and quieter than London obviously, and it is a small city so there probably won't be the options available to you that you have in London. Personally, I've found Canterbury nightlife and student life to be perfect for me, but I do come from a small town! There are loads of bars and pubs though, so you certainly won't run out of places to grab a drink in town. As well as several nightclubs and lots of places to eat. There are 2 other universities in Canterbury so there are quite a few student nights in town and it does give the whole town a good student vibe especially on Wednesdays and weekends.
Canterbury is also about 50 minutes on a high speed train from central London, so it is really easy to have day trips out of Kent if you fancy a change of scene
There are other things other than eating and drinking in Canterbury, I know that a new rock climbing centre has recently opened and there's a few different cinemas and theatres.
Hope this helps a bit!
0
reply
sa194619
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 week ago
#9
(Original post by m_ents)
Puddles the Monkey
Who's applying!? I got an offer yesterday so excited lol
Hi! How long did it take for them to give you an offer? I’ve applied but i’m nervous because my course is asking for BBB but my predicted is BBC :/ Although i’m doing EPQ + other extra curriculars so hopefully they like that!
0
reply
m_ents
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 1 week ago
#10
(Original post by sa194619)
Hi! How long did it take for them to give you an offer? I’ve applied but i’m nervous because my course is asking for BBB but my predicted is BBC :/ Although i’m doing EPQ + other extra curriculars so hopefully they like that!
I got the offer the day after I applied and so did my mate so idk if that's average quick. dont worry though.your predicted grades can usually have an impact but as long as you put your best self out there and expressed your desire for he course I'm sure they'll give you an offer
0
reply
StudentRep Annabel
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#11
Report 1 week ago
#11
(Original post by sa194619)
Hi! How long did it take for them to give you an offer? I’ve applied but i’m nervous because my course is asking for BBB but my predicted is BBC :/ Although i’m doing EPQ + other extra curriculars so hopefully they like that!
Hey there!
Just wanted to put your mind at ease with the speed of offers, the time it takes for the university to send their offer to you often has nothing to do with your application, it just takes the recruitment and admissions team some time to get through everyone's applications and then send out the offers You should hear back soon as the admissions team make their way through the applications, so there's no need to worry!
0
reply
Anonymous #2
#12
Report 2 days ago
#12
(Original post by sa194619)
Hi! How long did it take for them to give you an offer? I’ve applied but i’m nervous because my course is asking for BBB but my predicted is BBC :/ Although i’m doing EPQ + other extra curriculars so hopefully they like that!
Hi! I am also anxiously waiting for a response! Kent is my first choice and its very nerve-racking. I applied over three weeks ago. So you're not the only one waiting
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you registered to vote?

18-20 years old (yes) (260)
54.28%
18-20 years old (no) (62)
12.94%
20-25 years old (yes) (80)
16.7%
20-25 years old (no) (9)
1.88%
25-30 years old (yes) (25)
5.22%
25-30 years old (no) (0)
0%
30-40 years old (yes) (24)
5.01%
30-40 years old (no) (3)
0.63%
40+ years old (yes) (9)
1.88%
40+ years old (no) (7)
1.46%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed