University of Kent

Cons

What are the worst things about studying at your university?

2018

"I think there's a lack of interesting societies and activities."
"The campus shop and laundrette are overly expensive."
"It would be nice to have more computers around campus that also have access to the software used in the Jennison building since it can be very tiring and unpleasant going to the same ugly room, day after day, during our most stressful times of the course."
"We don't have Wednesdays free, which means you may have to miss lectures to compete in some sports."
"The lack of parking can be frustrating."
"The organisation, admin and timetabling can be some of the less good things about the university."
"Campus shops and the gym are quite expensive."
"The generally poor quality of the off-campus accommodation, the lack of opportunity to further develop our progress in a particular subject beyond a one-term module and the fact that we can only choose between certain modules in certain terms."

2016

"Canterbury is very small."
"Local nightlife isn't great and there isn't much of a music scene around town."
"I want better facilities for music practice for the money I pay towards my tuition. There are not many good nights out in Medway but the problem can be partially solved by jumping on the shuttle to Canterbury."
"The workload tends to intensify towards the end of the year. The renovations and construction-in-progress are always a nuisance."
"The cost of accommodation and poor students' union."
"Some of the teaching isn't great and you can get little feedback on marked work. There's never a spare seat in the library to study. On-campus accommodation is too expensive and you don't get what you pay for (same goes for on-campus cafe)."
"The location of my campus (it's at the dockyard) makes me feel secluded. However, the addition of other schools joining us recently has diminished that slightly."
"Living costs are high. The accommodation on and around the university is really expensive."
"Lack of a student union. Inconsistency between lecturers of different modules, such as recording lectures and exam prep."
"Not a Russell Group or similarly prestigious university."

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