Ana Assef Olmedo


I adore my seminar leaders, they've all been amazing and are interesting people

First-year Law student Ana Assef Olmedo secured her place to study at Kent, thanks to our flexible approach.

She’d been determined to study Law at Kent ever since attending an open day here. “I had a really great impression of Kent compared to other universities,” she says. “I was impressed by how passionate the lecturers were.”

Kent Law School made Ana a conditional offer, and she was awarded one of the University’s scholarships.

Covid-19 pandemic

She was set for success. But then the Covid-19 pandemic hit, making things tough for everyone, and especially students.

When Ana received her results over the summer, she’d missed the conditions of her offer due to her BTEC grade. With the support of her college, she started the appeal process with the exam board, and got in contact with Kent.

Kent Law School reviewed Ana’s circumstances and phoned her to reinstate her place.

“Immediately I said ‘yes, yes, yes’. It felt amazing. I think I scared them a bit by being so loud. I was so excited and happy, and I cried for about an hour afterwards,” she says.

School support

Ana started her Law degree in September 2020 and says her studies are going well.

“So far, it’s been great and the School has been very supportive. I adore my seminar leaders, they’ve all been amazing and are interesting people, lots of fun.”

Ana still has her scholarship, and her exam board appeal was successful – she was awarded a Distinction, her original predicted grade, in her Law BTEC.

“I’m immensely happy with everything, so well done to everyone,” she says.