International Student

Life in the UK

As an international student coming to the University of Kent you will not only have to adjust to life at the University, but life in the UK more generally. We understand that international students may experience culture shock living in another country, and have put together some information to help prepare you for living in the UK.

UK Profile

The United Kingdom (UK) consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain comprises of England, Scotland and Wales. 70% of the population identify themselves as Christians. The Anglican Church is legally recognised as the official church of State. The largest religious communities include Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Jewish. The UK is a constitutional monarchy and the Queen is the official head of state.

If you are planning to visit other parts of the UK while living in Kent, Tourism Boards can be an excellent place to start. They can give ideas of local sites to visit, events to attend and places to stay.


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Last Updated: 08/06/2016