I chose to study at Kent because it was one of the only universities to offer Actuarial Science with a Year in Industry and I heard that there was a lot of support for securing placements. Plus Canterbury is a lovely place!
The best thing about studying in the School was constantly being challenged and pushed to achieve my best. All of the Actuarial Science lecturers have industry experience which meant that I was able to link theory to the actuarial industry, aiding understanding. This was particularly evident with modules like Survival Models and Actuarial Practice.
My favourite module on my course was Actuarial Practice because it is very different to all of the other numerical modules and helped me to gain a greater understanding of the actuarial profession.
It was really interesting to spend a year on placement to understand the type of work that I will be involved in once I begin my career. It really helped me to understand actuarial theory better in my final year.
The School’s placements team were outstanding, they have helped to open up so many opportunities for me and my university experience wouldn't have been the same without them. They were hugely supportive and a joy to be around! My placement experience was essential in securing my graduate role.
The Sibson building is absolutely incredible! It is such a fantastic, professional environment for students and staff – a real asset to the School. I think the Sibson Building means that students have access to more study spaces with whiteboards and computers, and are close by to lecturers to ask for help when needed.
Challenging. Rewarding. Valuable.
I’d definitely recommend studying at Kent. It is such an all-round amazing experience and I have loved every second of it.