Meet the students who make up our School community and find out about their studies at Kent. Our first student is postgraduate student Valeria!
Why did you choose to study at the University of Kent?
I actually first came to Kent in 2014 to start my undergraduate studies in Politics and International Relations. I was attracted by the course reputation and also the location. I was looking for a small-town university experience and Kent ticked all the boxes for me!
What is your favourite part of the course?
Being able to tailor my current course to my own interests. At postgraduate level, there are definitely ways for students to choose modules that may fit with their future career aspirations – in conflict analysis, African studies and more.
How has the School supported you?
The school has positively supported me by encouraging me to give feedback on my modules/teaching. The staff are welcoming and if you have a problem then they are there to ensure that your experience at Kent is memorable.
Would you recommend studying at Kent?
Definitely! If you’re looking for a university with a great reputation in many subject areas and not too far from London/the major airports then do consider coming to Kent! There are so many ways for students to make sure they get the best out of their course and there are many off-campus activities to take advantage of as well.
What is student life at Kent like?
Vibrant and diverse! With so many societies and sports groups, there is definitely something for everyone – from musical theatre to debating and more! The university also hosts a number of fun activities during the year to get students out of the library and active. Also, the Canterbury nightlife is great – especially on the weekends if you’re looking for something to do.
What is the best thing about Politics and IR at Kent?
Hard to choose one thing – either the academic societies on offer that allow you to apply what you’ve learned in your lectures or the module variety. I have loved being a part of the POLIR societies especially Kent Model United Nations and being able to increase my knowledge on contemporary global issues.
What are your plans after you finish your course?
Unsure yet but I hope to move into a career in political analysis or journalism in the near future. Possibly considering PhD study as well in a couple years’ time.
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