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A friend of mine is having trouble choosing between Kent Uni and Brighton Uni.
How can I help him? Or which one would you choose?
Original post by TheUKStudent
A friend of mine is having trouble choosing between Kent Uni and Brighton Uni.
How can I help him? Or which one would you choose?

It would depend on which course you friend has applied for and what they "value" in a university. Student satisfaction? Social life? Location? Sports facilities? Accommodation? Quality of teaching? Graduate prospects? Course-related facilities (e.g. labs)? Diversity? Clubs/societies? Etc. etc.

Have they checked the course content at both universities? (By that, I mean have they gone through both the mandatory and optional modules to see whether one course of the other is more interesting to them?)

Do they have conditional offers? Are the offer grades the same? Are they both potentially achievable?
Original post by DataVenia
It would depend on which course you friend has applied for and what they "value" in a university. Student satisfaction? Social life? Location? Sports facilities? Accommodation? Quality of teaching? Graduate prospects? Course-related facilities (e.g. labs)? Diversity? Clubs/societies? Etc. etc.

Have they checked the course content at both universities? (By that, I mean have they gone through both the mandatory and optional modules to see whether one course of the other is more interesting to them?)

Do they have conditional offers? Are the offer grades the same? Are they both potentially achievable?


Thank you, that should give him a huge headstart
Original post by TheUKStudent
A friend of mine is having trouble choosing between Kent Uni and Brighton Uni.
How can I help him? Or which one would you choose?

Hi there :smile:

I've studied at Kent for the last few years so i'm hoping that I can give a bit of an insight as to what its like. I personally really love the campus as its very green and has everything you need. There is an on campus nightclub called Venue, multiple eateries and bars, coops, Templeman library, a bookshop, cafe Nero, gym and sports centre, theatre, cinema etc. If you live on campus you also get a free gym and sports membership for the year. I personally really enjoyed playing sports for fun with my flatmates as it was a great way to socialise and keep active. There are numerous events that take place throughout the year such as those run by the student union. I will leave a link below to the give it a go scheme where you can view some of the upcoming events like puppy yoga, foot golf and canvas painting. As for town, Canterbury is situated around a 15-20 minute walk from campus. There are lots of independent bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. Canterbury is very easily accessible by bus and there are also 2 train stations. Hope this gives you a bit of an insight as to what it's like here. Feel free to ask any questions and ill do my best to answer them!

Best wishes

Joanna
-Uni of Kent Rep
Canterbury, I simply prefer it. The universities accommodation costs are expensive though.
Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hi there :smile:

I've studied at Kent for the last few years so i'm hoping that I can give a bit of an insight as to what its like. I personally really love the campus as its very green and has everything you need. There is an on campus nightclub called Venue, multiple eateries and bars, coops, Templeman library, a bookshop, cafe Nero, gym and sports centre, theatre, cinema etc. If you live on campus you also get a free gym and sports membership for the year. I personally really enjoyed playing sports for fun with my flatmates as it was a great way to socialise and keep active. There are numerous events that take place throughout the year such as those run by the student union. I will leave a link below to the give it a go scheme where you can view some of the upcoming events like puppy yoga, foot golf and canvas painting. As for town, Canterbury is situated around a 15-20 minute walk from campus. There are lots of independent bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. Canterbury is very easily accessible by bus and there are also 2 train stations. Hope this gives you a bit of an insight as to what it's like here. Feel free to ask any questions and ill do my best to answer them!

Best wishes

Joanna
-Uni of Kent Rep

Thank you so much Joanna.

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