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UKEAS will spotlight one University each month going forth. Read more about this month's University of Kent, one of the leading research universities in all of the UK.

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The University of Kent is a leading research-intensive university based in the south-east of England and continental Europe. With its main campuses in Canterbury and Medway, and postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris and Athens, Kent has an international reputation for academic excellence, inspirational teaching and a fantastic student experience. The University is consistently rated as one of the best universities in the UK in the National Student Survey. In the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise, the University was placed in the top 15% in the UK for its world-leading research, with all academic schools and centres producing research rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

Kent is dedicated to helping its students gain a head start for when the time comes to begin or develop a career. A number of initiatives have been established to make this possible. These include a careers and employability advisory service, award systems such the Employability Points scheme and the Global Skills Award, Language Express – providing language learning for all, Kent Round One – a student enterprise hub, the on campus JobShop and Volunteering credit scheme, and Go Abroad – providing flexible short-term study and work abroad opportunities.

All students at Kent have access to a wide range of personal support services. These include: the Medical Centre on the Canterbury campus, the Counselling Service; the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service, with a team of tutors and support assistants, a multi-faith and ecumenical Chaplaincy team, and day nurseries. Kent also provides comprehensive academic support facilities, including the Student Learning Advisory Service, which provides free study support and advice.

Student life at Kent is lively and cosmopolitan. Students studying at Canterbury and Medway enjoy their respective campuses as the centre of their academic, personal and social life. Both campuses are home to accommodation, social and leisure facilities. The Canterbury campus hosts the annual festivals, ArtsFest, WorldFest and Keynes Stock. Medway students make use of the nearby Medway Park, a sports facility which doubles as an Olympic training camp. Students in Brussels, Paris and Athens are able to make use of the cultural, artistic and political access of these major cities.

Student Population: 19,665
Percentage of international students: 25%
City Population: 43,432 (Canterbury - 2001)
Date of Establishment: 4 January 1965
Location: Canterbury, Medway, Brussels, Paris, Athens
Centres of Excellence: Law, Business, Computing, Biosciences, Arts, Drama, English, Languages, Archaeology, Architecture, Conservation, Environmental Science, Sports Science, Pharmacy, Journalism, Physics, Electronic Engineering, Digital Design, Criminology
Cost of Tuition per year: £10,000 – 17,800
Estimated Living Costs: £190-400 per week, including accommodation

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