Student review [37224] for University of Kent

Student review [#37224 ] for Journalism
at University of Kent

Canterbury, The United Kingdom
11 months ago
4 Years of Studying leading to the Graduate Funk

I loved going to the University of Kent. I attended the International Foundation Year on the Canterbury campus after graduating high school in Boston, MA. It was a lot for little old me to transition into higher education from a different country, but with the university’s help I was able to bond and connect with other students in the same position. I learned British politics, history, and how to write/research papers to that reflect a university scholar. With these skills I was able to branch out and apply to their Journalism program on their Medway campus. I met my best friend and had a lot of fun with hands on camera work and media studies, as well as learning how to write and interview the public. The only downsides that I experienced during my four years of higher education was that I felt my department was very disorganized. With those feelings, I applied to be a student representative to see what it what other students don’t see on the day to day. The disorganization that my fellow students felt came from a lot of department wide confusion and lack of communication which lead to assumptions. Furthermore, I wished that the teachers would help you more with the preparation of the “graduate funk.” After graduating in this weird climate (job market, economic recession/inflation, etc) I feel like I didn’t have a lot of direction of where I could have taken my career. Not everyone who studies journalism wants to work/report on local news or wants to be a copywriter. All in all, I had a lot of fun during university which lead to a lifelong friendship and pushed me to strive for a bright future, but the cons of university brought a tsunami of burnout and anxiety (especially with two years of COVID-19 interrupting my studies). Through my own research and connections, I had to solve my own “problems” which, in the end, I guess what going to university is all about.

Programme: Journalism
Degree: Bachelor's
Graduation: 2022
Campus: Canterbury, The United Kingdom
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