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Why Study a University Programme at West Kent?

At West Kent College we pride ourselves in being a friendly, inclusive University community.

Our Higher Education programmes are delivered in partnership with world-class Universities and students consistently perform above national average with many going on to pursue careers within their specialism or continue on to postgraduate study with prestigious providers.

Our programmes are set up to accommodate students progressing from level 3 as well as mature students returning to learning who want to develop new skills and employment possibilities.

Whatever your study programme, personal needs and interests, being a University student with the Hadlow Group means that you will have a positive student experience from your initial interest and enquiry to the time you progress onto the next stage of your journey.

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Dedicated areas for our undergraduate students

Within West Kent College we have created dedicated areas for students studying one of our university-level programmes. These can be used for quiet study, for socialising with friends or for discussing tutorial topics with classmates. Each 'university hub' study area has full access to computers and printing facilities. In addition, undergraduates also have exclusive use of our fine dining and bistro restaurant, The Artisan, which is situated on the third floor. Here, students can relax in its surrounds and enjoy coffee, cake or the bistro menu.

A 'personal' student experience

Going to some universities can be daunting: thousands of students all in the same place, lecture rooms holding hundreds of people and tutors you hardly ever meet on a one-to-one basis. Studying with us is different, we believe in a personal experience, which means all students benefit from smaller class-sizes and one-to-one contact time with their tutor.

A quality provision

Our expert lecturers and links with industry, alongside our partnerships with some of the top universities, means we deliver high standards. Graded 'Silver' in the Teaching Excellence Framework, in 2016 98% of students at West Kent College achieved their qualification and 89% progressed into work or further study.

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Our Higher Education students say...

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