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for law is uni of kent better or uni of essex?
Original post by koko1244
for law is uni of kent better or uni of essex?


A good university is the one best suited to you. A little bit of time spent researching the course (which is the important bit) and the university will pay off. If you are holding clearing offers, they should have deadlines, you have until then to research your options. If you have more specific questions I am happy to help.
Original post by koko1244
for law is uni of kent better or uni of essex?

I would presume you will relocate or get an accommodation in either have you considered a comparison between both universities in terms of student life and cross curricular and extra curricular activities available and to offer as well as, facilities available in both and course structure, before maybe going to either universities for open days to find out more about what each campus has to offer. Even taking into consideration the mode of travel and how you’re going to get there. Have you tried having a look at the course prospectus.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/visit
https://www.essex.ac.uk/visit-us/open-days
https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/177
https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/ug00235/1/llb-law
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If you come essex I have a studio that I need to find a replacement tenant for. Premium studio for 44 weeks (1650 pounds cheaper than website and is 235 p/w). I did law in my first year at essex, got a distinction and the support from my lecturers is amazing. Moreover we have a law clinic which students can join and work on real cases giving them a competitive advantage over the rest of law schools without a clinic. Lastly the city itself is more lively, and you're only 45 mins from London. Best of luck! The law society has great connections with law firms, I myself am a campus ambassador for travers smith LLP.
Hi @koko1244

I will be a third year law student at the University of Kent, hope my experience at Kent can help to inform your decision. :smile:

I think to make an informed decisions, it is important to research what you are looking for in a University. For example: the local environment, the levels of support, the modules available, career prospects etc. Sitting down and comparing the 2 Universities will definitely help you to make your decision.

At the University of Kent, the environment is a good mix of city and countryside. The campus has a lot of greenery and the facilities are spacious. There is easy access to city centre, you can get there either by foot or bus, so living off campus would not be a problem.

Starting as a law student at Kent, I was pleasantly surprised with the levels of support I received. At welcome week, we were given a list of optional tasks to complete that introduced us nicely to the campus and helped me to meet other law students. During first year, we were also assigned a mentor (who were either a third or second year law student). I could go to them with any questions I had in mind and they are more than happy to provide their insights and advice.

For the course structure, if you are taking Law LLB at the University of Kent, first year modules are all compulsory, and most second year modules are as well (though you can choose either 1 or 2 optional modules of your choice) you can find a list of this here. In third year, you will be free to choose whichever modules you prefer. So when you are conducting your research, having a look at modules available is a good option.

Career prospects are very important to law students, as competition (not only for graduate jobs, but also) internships, vacation schemes and training contracts are very strong in the legal field. Therefore, any support you can get from your University can increase your chances of securing a successful legal career. The University of Kent offers an Employability Points Scheme and the Careers and Employability Service who can advice you on your legal career and give you chances to secure work experiences.

Overall, it comes down to what you value in your University experience. So researching about the University is important.

I hope this was helpful, if you have any further queries, I'll be happy to answer them. :smile:

Chloe :smile:
-University of Kent Student Rep
Original post by koko1244
for law is uni of kent better or uni of essex?


Hey @koko1244!

I agree with this above that taking some time to research the courses, the campus and the location to decide what is best for you!

Most university will have the course, and the course structure on their website. Our law course (linked here) has the details of exactly what you are going to learn in you 3/4 years studying with us. This is a great way to see if you will like a course, as you are able to compare this side by side with another university's course, where you can weigh up what you would like the most, and see who offers this.

In terms of making a choice, looking at a campus and location is one of the best ways to see if you will like a university! I could not recommend attending an Open day more for both university's. If you would like to see the campus before hand take a look at our virtual campus tours we offer here: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/virtual-tours/colchester/. This is a great way to see the university before you visit us!😁

In terms of our campus: Our gym is home to over 160 fitness stations, on-site parking, machines with TV and audio systems and 300 fitness classes every month. We have our 250-metre climbing wall with bouldering and top roping facilities, as well as having over 20 indoor courts including basketball, volleyball, squash, netball and futsal. Our 40 acres of outdoor sports space includes an 18-hole disc golf course, cricket pitch, tennis court, jogging routes, two rugby pitches and five football pitches.πŸ’ͺ🀸*♀️⛹️*β™€οΈπŸ‹οΈ*β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸ‡πŸŒοΈ*♂️

Overlooking the lakes at the heart of our Colchester Campus is the Albert Sloman Library. Use our paternoster lift to reach six floors of research resources, specialist materials, and of course a whole lot of books. It's the perfect environment for quiet reading or that last-minute essay. The library is open 24/7 during term time and has a wide range of learning resources; books, journals, British and foreign-newspapers, microfilms and audio-visual materials - most of course materials are online as well so you can access this from home just as well. πŸ“•πŸ“šπŸ“‘

We have over 165 societies and clubs to join and be part of! I personally did Cheerleading and enjoyed being in a competitive team, where we travelled across the country for competitions, as well as having social events together!πŸŽ€

Check out our website for everything we have to offer on campus: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/colchester-campus.

And check this out to see what is going on in Colchester: https://incolchester.co.uk/events.

I understand this is a lot of info but by having this all side by side can help you make a decision on what is best for you - Please do let me know if you have any questions at all, or would like an help or assistance with anything to do with university!

I hope this helps! βœ¨πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ“πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

Essex Official Rep - Morgan!!
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