Member reviews of University of Kent

  • neonpingu's avatar by neonpingu on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    I honestly love it. Literally my only criticism is that things can be expensive but its just about being reasonable and not going out for restaurant meals or personal shopping every week.
    University:
    The uni has an amazing gym, library, places to eat ect. There's literally hundreds of societies so no matter what type of person you are there's something on campus for you.
    Course:
    Lecturers and seminar leaders are so passionate about their course and you can really tell that staff are doing the most to get us as many opportunities as possible. There's yet to be a week where something hasn't been hosted for us.
    Location:
    Easy to navigate city, you can get a bus pretty much anywhere. It can be a little expensive but you just have to budget.
    Accommodation:
    I got the more expensive accommodation, however I'm yet to hear anyone complain about their accommodation no matter how much they paid. It's cleaned every week and everything looks new. If you have any issues they get sorted within a couple of days.
    Settling in:
    I almost feel guilty to say that I'm yet to feel homesick. There's always somewhere to go and people to hang out with, and the city is so easy to navigate. The transition was so smooth every knew they could go to someone if they were having a hard time.
  • Pegsaround's avatar by Pegsaround on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Im so happy I chose this uni. After visiting my friends uni, this was by far the best. I wouldnt change uni
    University:
    Everything you need is available, even a bank. If there isnt a club you want to join you can make your own
    Course:
    Very interesting course, but very challenging at the same time.
    Location:
    Right next to town, only bad thing is its on top of a hill.
    Accommodation:
    Even the cheapest is very good, cleaners every week. And great atmosphere
    Settling in:
    Really easy to make friends when staying in the parkwood houses. So i settled in in the first week as I went to the uni club
  • Ed25's avatar by Ed25 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    I absolutely loved my first year at university, with great accommodation and helpful staff, I felt I fit into the lifestyle very quickly.
    University:
    There is everything that is needed either on campus or nearby. Several coffee shops/ kiosks, the huge Tenpleman library, a shop for essentials, campus security, a nigtclub, a well equipped gym and several sports halls and pitches, etc
    Course:
    The course itself is very interesting and provides lots of opportunity to engage and learn. The academic staff are all well versed and helpful and make the course inviting and fun.
    Location:
    Canterbury is a really nice small city, with the university being close enough to the city centre to travel on a daily basis, but far enough away to allow yourself to feel separate if desired
    Accommodation:
    First year students are guaranteed a place in halls on campus, something that is really nice and helps create peace of mind. Some of the accommodation is incredibly nice, with everything modern and working, with quick responses if there are any issues.
    Settling in:
    I settled in very quickly and easily, with a good group of people around. However, I do believe that I was incredibly lucky, and had I been living with different people, my experience would have been very different
  • aimee_murphy's avatar by aimee_murphy on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Very pleasant experience in first year and the same in second, informative lectures, pleasant lecturers, excellent services and accommodation
    University:
    Lots of services offered on campus. Large library and a number of shops and food outlets. Excellent gym, hundreds of societies
    Course:
    The course is similar to A level structure and lectures seem to be read off of slides yet at very informative and interesting
    Location:
    Connections to London, nice town centre, lots of transport links
    Accommodation:
    The house I stayed in in first year was immaculate, accessible and great fun to stay in
    Settling in:
    I settled in very quickly by thinking about the fact that I would be here for atleast 3 years so should get stuck into it
  • Ashleigh_Giles_'s avatar by Ashleigh_Giles_ on 20th November 2018
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  • Reecej97's avatar by Reecej97 on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Very good
    University:
    Plenty to do
    Course:
    Not the best timetabling, some lectureres and module planning wasnt that great but overall a good course
    Location:
    Quite far from the main housing areas and city centre But still a nice location
    Accommodation:
    Great, affordable and well run housing
    Settling in:
    Friendly community and social events available to help socialise
  • emilyshrimp's avatar by emilyshrimp on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Doing a Degree Apprenticeship with the Uni of Kent is a great experience and I am learning so much! Getting hands on in industry is a great application of what I am learning on the BSc course.
    University:
    Campus is lovely with lots of facilities and nice food! K-Bar was nice and chilled. I liked the Lecture buildings.
    Course:
    Study is flexible and I can fit it around my job as a Lab Scientist. Academics can be contacted easily to ask any questions or give feedback on assignments
    Location:
    Canterbury is very pretty and very near to the beach! Although was rather quiet when I was there during the summer.
    Accommodation:
    The halls we stayed in were nice for a short period of time. It was nice to have a double bed but the bathroom was quite small (but it was en suite which was good). The only communal area was the kitchen which wasn't too comfortable to sit together in.
    Settling in:
    This is difficult to answer as I am a Degree Apprentice with the Uni of Kent so never really had to settle into the Uni environment. But settling in to work at a large company was quite daunting but after a couple of months I felt more comfortable.
  • gaabrrieelaa's avatar by gaabrrieelaa on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    So far it's been Great! Would recommend Canterbury as a town to live.
    University:
    lots of nightlife and societies
    Course:
    Great university with a great programme for architecture. Tutors are really nice and helpful. Good conditions and a great studio for work!
    Location:
    amazing view
    Accommodation:
    I lived IN turing college. It was Great! Clean and big. A bit expensive.
    Settling in:
    really quickly.
  • laurenhowells's avatar by laurenhowells on 2nd October 2017
    Overall:
    I love it
    University:
    The uni is always buzzing with activity, even at the library at 10pm.
    Course:
    The facilities are incredible and the tutors are always willing to give helpful advice on assignments. The reading material is interesting and appealing to all types of readers, no matter their literary preferences.
    Location:
    Cants is bants
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation is fantastic. I live in Tyler Court, which has an en suite, which is perfect for me. However, the accommodation is insanely expensive.
    Settling in:
    I made friends on the first night after speaking on a group chat for 9 months and instantly fell in love with uni and its surroundings. Its so easy to navigate the campus and there are multiple central 'meeting points' which allow easy communication between friends.
  • ruby-h's avatar by ruby-h on 25th April 2017
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    Overall, i think it's great. I have no major issues with the uni and any problems have been dealt with efficiently. Seminar leaders are more than happy to offer advice or meet you during office hours, and lecturers ensure that you don't miss anything by uploading powerpoints to 'moodle'. For me, the location is perfect, the facilites are just what i need and the university itself has been very welcoming.
    University:
    I overall have enjoyed uni life, as I enjoy going out in the evening but also don't mind a quiet night in. There are loads of cafes on campus, as well as student budget friendly restaurants and a small shop for essentials. The gym and sports centre is excellent, with many activities going on - both as part of the membership and free ones. The library is perfect for studying, with also a huge range of books to support your studies. I have personally benefited from the Welfare office on campus, and although the waiting list for various service (i.e counselling) was five weeks , they still have been excellent in helping and supporting me. The on campus club is student friendly in terms of prices, (entry is a fiver before 12), and is great for the first few months before you can venture into town. Generally really pleased!
    Course:
    I think that the first year of this course is the driest, as for Spanish we spend the first year going over all the grammar that you already learn for A Level. However, I think this will be very beneficial for my studies. The optional modules for Spanish were not very inspiring as I only had a few choices. I studied French from beginners level so found it very challenging, however my seminar leader was very supportive and I had many contact hours for that module. There were many different optional modules to chose from, notably Questions of French Cinema which I enjoyed a lot. This course is great if you do love languages and want to become fluent and multilingual. Just be warned that the first year is probably not the most exciting!
    Location:
    I love the green campus, with trees and green spaces. Also, it's situated a 15-20 minute walk into town (or 20 minute bus journey from one of the many bus stops on campus). Being on the coast is a bonus as well, as the beach is a short train journey away, so it's the perfect balance of city and coastal life!
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation I chose (Tyler Court C) was one of the most expensive, and luckily my maintenance loan covered it. The rooms are a decent size (mine has a double bed) and my ensuite is very good. My block is located by some steps that lead into the town centre, as well as a large 'field' that is perfect to sit out and revise on in summer. I was very happy with the quality of the room, although the kitchen does seem rather small for around 10 people. However, the kitchen is cleaned once a week and the bathroom once a fortnight so you can't really fault it.
    Settling in:
    I settled into uni life very quickly, as i'm fairly independent already. I was lucky enough to make close friends early on with my flat mates, but I think the best thing for me was joining a society. Being part of the musical theater society meant I already had at least 40 people to make friends with. Also, it helps to be flexible and open to different activities.
  • golfsausage's avatar by golfsausage on 28th February 2017
    Overall:
    It is a really good university, and they look after you here and all students are nice
    University:
    I am part of the hockey club which is really enjoyable, and the clubs are really good, the only thing is the on campus shops are expensive
    Course:
    Very good with really good tutors, who always help!
    Location:
    Canterbury is a really nice city, and is far enough from home but not too far
    Accommodation:
    I am in expensive housing so accommodation is really good, and college masters and site team respond to requests really quick!
    Settling in:
    I feel right at home and work in a promotion company!
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  • _hayan10's avatar by _hayan10 on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    I've only started, but it's a great uni, highly recommended
    University:
    Nice green, big campus, with diverse societies also all facilities and essentials are on campus.
    Course:
    While I haven't learnt anything new in it so far, it is interesting still
    Location:
    City isn't the greatest, but that's because I come from London which is diverse and has more entertainment, but the uni is near the city centre so it's fine
    Accommodation:
    Its in the centre of the campus but it doesn't have a kitchen, but they do give you
    Settling in:
    I did feel homesick at the start but settled in well
  • OllieC141's avatar by OllieC141 on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    If you like a modern campus uni with large focus one team and individual envolvement and the option of spending time on campus or in town choose Kent.
    University:
    Lots of societies and clubs but location makes it more effort to go to them
    Course:
    Really enjoyable topics, and a wide variety of them, a relaxed timetable good seminar sizes
    Location:
    Good campus uni but close to Canterbury. Bit of a pain to get home Oxford
    Accommodation:
    Good quality accommodation, good value for money, but poor location too far from lecture and seminar locations as well as most the bars and clubs
    Settling in:
    I just found it easy to move on and make uni my home
  • DennyLeeLovesArt's avatar by DennyLeeLovesArt on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    My campus is situated in Canterbury so it is expected to be far from London. Town itself is nice. People ar e friendly here which I belive would be one of the essential factors for living your uni life with ease.
    University:
    I'm generally happy with everything here;)
    Course:
    Its not possible for me to understand absolutely everything but i generally am satisfied with the quality of communication between the lecturers and students.
    Location:
    Fairly near to the town, 9 minutes by taxi. But pretty far from London.
    Accommodation:
    Brilliant rooms and kitchen but passive housekeeping. May not be affordable for some but the pricing is reasonable.
    Settling in:
    Friendly environment.
  • Chandos Hoskyns's avatar by Chandos Hoskyns on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    So far everyody has been freindly and helpful! All the lectures are easy to follow and online help is always available afterwards!
    University:
    On campus club and bars
    Course:
    There is no aspect that i could complain about!
    Location:
    Very close to london and the beach! Also cantebury city is beautiful
    Accommodation:
    Nice room, new bathroom and a big kitchen!
    Settling in:
    Made lots of freinds in freshers and the lectures were helpful
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    i would give it a 4
    University:
    The services offered are amazing and up to standard
    Course:
    Apart from it helping me to channel my career the staff here are wonderful and very supportive
    Location:
    Its quiet and has the right amount of social credibility for students
    Accommodation:
    it is very comfortable though pricey for some people
    Settling in:
    It took me a fair amount of time
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    The university is in a wonderful location, the people here are all very friendly and open. The lecturers are engaged with all of us and keep me interested in the topic throughout. Student support is everywhere and I would not have imagined settling into uni would be so easy.
    University:
    There is everything to do here. From a good night out into the town or just a relaxed night in one of the restaurant on campus
    Course:
    Interesting and challenging
    Location:
    The town is full of student life. It's close to London.
    Accommodation:
    Not worth the money as it is too far from central campus
    Settling in:
    Everyone was super helpful and the new student like myself were also very open and friendly.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    If you like to study in an Uni with a big green field that u can have a view of the beautiful cathedral city, this will be it.
    University:
    I just love the green and the beautiful city centre and the academic here.
    Course:
    I like it during my undergraduate and hence i continue my master here. I like the environment and yhe helpful staffs.
    Location:
    We can just take busses to town whenever we want to.
    Accommodation:
    We need it, they have it.
    Settling in:
    The huminity in UK is different from my country and hence i have a sorethroat and some unwellness when i first arrive other than that i think the room and school is just fine.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate it as good but could be better. The uni and facilities are very nice. It's just the area, but you do get used to it.
    University:
    It just could be a lot better in a nicer area. Not feeling safe on a night out isn't fun.
    Course:
    I love the course, but the timetable and structure could be improved.
    Location:
    Uni is generally very nice. But in a very rough area, going out during the day or night can feel a bit sketchy and unsafe.
    Accommodation:
    It was nice accommodation but it was far too expensive for what it was and what you got included.
    Settling in:
    I don't live that far away from my uni so I could go home and feel better when I needed. I also made some amazing friends which really helped.
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