Recognised for its excellent student support, the University of Kent, one of the UK’s leading universities, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Support for Students award at the Times Higher Education (THE) 2018 Awards.
Maryam Ali, a current Kent student, talks about her experience of one of the University’s support programmes which helps students during exam season.
“The first aspect of the VALUE programme is revision and exam training. The second aspect is exam preparation conducted in a seminar style and organized by lecturers to summarise the core aspects of your modules. We have the opportunity to ask questions and see how our module content should be applied in an exam context.
The module sessions are amazing, they’ve literally helped me to regain my confidence. I’m able to really understand the content, and I’ve grown to the point that I realize the passion I have for my subject.
I would highly recommend the VALUE programme as it is helping me so much—I’ve passed my first-year exams because of it. If I had gone it alone, I would never have been able to progress. There’s no shame in accepting help and it’s important to use the tools available to help you succeed.”
In 2017, Kent won the Outstanding Support for Students award at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for its acclaimed Student Success Project, an innovative approach to improving academic outcomes for the least advantaged students.