Kent or Hertfordshire

Watch this thread
suveer31
Badges: 2
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
Kent or Hertfordshire
Which city is better in terms of being modern, having fun and shopping wise? For students ofc.
Last edited by suveer31; 2 years ago
0
reply
fikayomipeters
Badges: 12
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
don't know much about Hertfordshire but I was a lot of friends that go to Kent a love it. two unis in the area so lots of young people and good nights out and pretty close to London if you wanna go on day trips and stuff
0
reply
kali8603
Badges: 14
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 2 years ago
#3
Um...Kent is not a city, neither hertfordshire. They are counties.

I live in Essx which is in between the two and is probably the best of bost. Hertfordshire is landlocked, and from my experience of driving through it, is very boring, with ugly, un-inspiring towns built in the 50s such as stevenage and welwyn garden whatever it is. Kent is better, its got a coast, towns a bit boring. Essex has the longest and best coast undoubtedly, fewer large towns like kent but quite a bit to do. Also its very integrated with the east end, very easy to travel between the two and culturally, especially in southern/west essex, very similar, albeit very "white" compared to london.

Oh, I'd also say Kent has Bluewater, hertfordshire has no centre like that, essex also has lakeside which is literally 10 minutes away. Kent is connected to mainland europe to obviously
0
reply
suveer31
Badges: 2
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#4
(Original post by fikayomipeters)
don't know much about Hertfordshire but I was a lot of friends that go to Kent a love it. two unis in the area so lots of young people and good nights out and pretty close to London if you wanna go on day trips and stuff
Thanks! Any areas to keep in mind?
0
reply
suveer31
Badges: 2
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#5
(Original post by kali8603)
Um...Kent is not a city, neither hertfordshire. They are counties.

I live in Essx which is in between the two and is probably the best of bost. Hertfordshire is landlocked, and from my experience of driving through it, is very boring, with ugly, un-inspiring towns built in the 50s such as stevenage and welwyn garden whatever it is. Kent is better, its got a coast, towns a bit boring. Essex has the longest and best coast undoubtedly, fewer large towns like kent but quite a bit to do. Also its very integrated with the east end, very easy to travel between the two and culturally, especially in southern/west essex, very similar, albeit very "white" compared to london.

Oh, I'd also say Kent has Bluewater, hertfordshire has no centre like that, essex also has lakeside which is literally 10 minutes away. Kent is connected to mainland europe to obviously
Thank you for the detailed answer. I create fashion content for brands but I dont earn enough yet to live in london. I wanna choose a place that is good for creating content outdoors like photoshoots for example.
0
reply
kali8603
Badges: 14
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#6
Report 2 years ago
#6
(Original post by suveer31)
Thank you for the detailed answer. I create fashion content for brands but I dont earn enough yet to live in london. I wanna choose a place that is good for creating content outdoors like photoshoots for example.
Both kent and hertfordshire have a lot of countryside, so does essex, none really that urban so depends on what backgrounds you're after.
1
reply
University of Portsmouth Student Rep
Badges: 16
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#7
Report 2 years ago
#7
(Original post by suveer31)
Kent or Hertfordshire
Which city is better in terms of being modern, having fun and shopping wise? For students ofc.
Hi suveer31!

I'm from Hertfordshire (Watford more specifically) and it's really fun and great shopping wise. Intu Watford (my local shopping centre) is really nice and only 20 minute drive away from the Uni of Hertfordshire. You also have Hemel Hempstead near by which is also good for shopping but Watford is way more modern and has restaurants/bars/clubs etc. Let me know if you have any more questions

Erin - Official Student Rep
0
reply
Anonymous #1
#8
Report 2 years ago
#8
I live near Canterbury which is a bustling student city. It’s a beautiful historic city with plenty of shopping. Like in previous posts, bluewater and MacArthur glen shopping centres 30/60 mins away. Loads of green space and it’s easy to get to the beach - 30 mins in nearly any direction! Good transport links, a minor injuries unit in the city - I’m not a student there but my mum used to teach so any questions let me know!
0
reply
suveer31
Badges: 2
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#9
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#9
(Original post by University of Portsmouth Student Rep)
Hi suveer31!

I'm from Hertfordshire (Watford more specifically) and it's really fun and great shopping wise. Intu Watford (my local shopping centre) is really nice and only 20 minute drive away from the Uni of Hertfordshire. You also have Hemel Hempstead near by which is also good for shopping but Watford is way more modern and has restaurants/bars/clubs etc. Let me know if you have any more questions

Erin - Official Student Rep
Hi Erin,
Thanks firstly! If I accept the offer from UoH, where do you think would be a good place to rent a flat? And any advice on travelling/ commuting to uni?
0
reply
University of Portsmouth Student Rep
Badges: 16
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#10
Report 2 years ago
#10
(Original post by suveer31)
Hi Erin,
Thanks firstly! If I accept the offer from UoH, where do you think would be a good place to rent a flat? And any advice on travelling/ commuting to uni?
Hi suveer31!

I'm not entirely sure as I don't go to the Uni/never visited it but I'd recommend staying in halls in first year no matter which Uni you end up choosing. This way you can really settle in, get to know the area well, and be close to Uni. At Portsmouth, I only live a walk away from Uni so I don't have many tips for commuting, but if you want to live further away from the Uni then definitely make sure to research quickest and nearest train/bus routes to the Uni. But overall it is really important to stay as close to the Uni as possible (preferably walking distance) to ensure you're on time to any lectures/group meetings/exams etc (also public transport can be unreliable so bare this in mind). I hope this helps

Erin - Official Student Rep
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

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

Were exams easier or harder than you expected?

Easier (24)
26.67%
As I expected (28)
31.11%
Harder (32)
35.56%
Something else (tell us in the thread) (6)
6.67%

Watched Threads

View All