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Essex Vs Kent

I got an offer for both of these universities for Kent my conditional offer is BBB and for Essex my conditional is BBC i'm going to pick either of these as my insurance but i'm not sure which one to pick. For firm i'm putting Cardiff which is AAB but i'm not sure if I will receive those grades so i'm most likely to go to my insurance but i'm not sure which uni would be better as ranking shows kent is a lot higher than essex.
Original post by ninnn
I got an offer for both of these universities for Kent my conditional offer is BBB and for Essex my conditional is BBC i'm going to pick either of these as my insurance but i'm not sure which one to pick. For firm i'm putting Cardiff which is AAB but i'm not sure if I will receive those grades so i'm most likely to go to my insurance but i'm not sure which uni would be better as ranking shows kent is a lot higher than essex.

Hey @ninn

Congrats on all your your offers! Have you visited either Kent or Essex yet? I do think visiting for an offer holder day or open day can give you a better idea of what campus life is like and where you can see yourself living for the next few years :smile:

Some of the stats for Essex Law

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we're ranked top 50 for Law in THE World University Rankings by Subject (2023)

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Law is 3rd in the UK for research power in law (Times Higher Education research power measure, REF2021)

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89% of our Essex Law School Undergrad graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023)β€―

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We have the Essex Law Clinic providing free legal advice to the community that can give you valuable real-world experience, as well as the Essex Human Rights Centre Clinic to have a global impact on the future of research.


On top of all that, being a campus uni has its perks and we've got a great community vibe with a really active SU hosting tons of events throughout the year. With more than 100 student societies and sports clubs you could choose from to get involved with, or you could start your own society with a group of friends!

We've got two on-campus nightclubs, two bars, a few restaurants and food stalls, a shop, a merch store, loads of social spots and cafes to chill and study in. We even have a market day on Thursdays during term time. The Albert Sloman Library and the Silberrad Student Centre are both open 24 hours so you always have a safe and cosy place to study at any time.

Hope you get a chance to visit and best of luck for your A Level Results!
Essex Student Rep - Hayley
Original post by ninnn
I got an offer for both of these universities for Kent my conditional offer is BBB and for Essex my conditional is BBC i'm going to pick either of these as my insurance but i'm not sure which one to pick. For firm i'm putting Cardiff which is AAB but i'm not sure if I will receive those grades so i'm most likely to go to my insurance but i'm not sure which uni would be better as ranking shows kent is a lot higher than essex.

Hi there

Congratulations on receiving your offers. It is great to hear that you are considering Kent as one of your University choices. πŸ™‚ I am a final year law student at Kent, and my experience here has been amazing. πŸ™‚ Hopefully I can give you some insights into what it is like to study here. What course are you interested in applying for?

The campus at Kent is really nice with a good mix of greenery and facilities. The buildings are really well kept and the campus is really spacious. The university also offers a wide range of accommodation options on campus. If you have a chance to, you could check out our next open days:

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Undergraduate Open Day (Medway Campus) - 22 June 2024

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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Open Day (Canterbury Campus) - 6 July 2024

I have lived in on campus accommodation for three years (at parkwood flats, woolf college, and eliot college), if you have any questions about accommodation, do feel free to ask. πŸ™‚

Kent offers students a good work life balance. The courses consist of several teaching hours (which vary for each module), its also includes a lot of independent studying time which students can allocate freely. I enjoy this way of studying. The lecturers and seminar leaders at Kent are really helpful, and I feel comfortable asking any questions and participating in classes. We are also able to contact our teachers outside of lessons if we need some extra support or guidance. For my course, and I imagine something similar for others: I was paired with a student mentor in first year, so I could adapt quickly into University life. Each year, we are also assigned an academic mentor, so we always have someone to go to if we need more assistance. Other than academic support, Kent is great in offering wellbeing support and career guidance, which are both services I have found really useful.

In terms of social life, students at Kent come from a wide range of backgrounds, which mean that you will surely be able to find your group of friends. The diverse culture makes Kent a bustling and friendly environment. A way to meet new people is through societies, and any student Union hosted events throughout the years. Participating in these events allow you meet students with similar hobbies and interests. By organising your time independently between studying and socialising, I am certain that Kent will provide an great University experience. πŸ™‚

I hope this gives you a brief insight into studying at Kent. If you have any other questions I will be happy to answer them! πŸ™‚ Hope this helps.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
(edited 1 month ago)

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