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The University of Kent is ranked among the top thirty universities in the UK according to The Guardian's Higher Education League Tables (28th of 117 institutions) and has been the fastest growing university over the last five years. Excellent teaching Our teaching is research-led and delivered by world class professors and academic staff; Kent has a strong tradition of excellence in research, and is ranked 24th in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Kent has some of the best teaching staff in the country - In the 2011 National Student Survey we scored 88% for the quality of teaching. For three years running, National Teaching Fellowships have been awarded to Kent academics in recognition of their outstanding work. Kent has one of only 14 Higher Education Academy Senior Fellows in the country. Student satisfaction Kent has been twice voted the number 1 university in London and the south-east of England by its students in the National Student Survey, ranking it in the top ten nationally for similar institutions. According to the survey 90% of Kent's final year full-time undergraduates were 'satisfied' with the quality of their course. International Kent is the only UK university to have centres in Brussels and Paris and collaborative teaching with four other universities in northern France. We have students from over 129 different countries, including every country in the European Union. Our courses include a huge number of study abroad opportunities thanks to over 100 Erasmus exchange agreements with other European universities. The Guardian University Guide calls Kent 'the UK's top European university' and according to the Sunday Time University Guide, 'Kent can claim to be Britain's only international university'. Work in the community Kent has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the work of the Kent Law Clinic. The Law Clinic also won the Times Higher award for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community'. Kent has an vibrant volunteering culture on campus, supported by the Kent Union, this award winning scheme allows students to develop their skills, enhance their CVs and earn academic credit towards their degree, all whilst helping the local community. Research Kent is a research-led university with 24 schools and 40 specialist research centres spanning the sciences, technology, medical studies, the social sciences, arts and humanities. We are among the best research-intensive universities in the UK; every department has been recognised for producing research that is world leading or internationally excellent. In the 2008 Research Assessment exercise (RAE) Kent ranked 24th for its world-leading research. Our best ever RAE performance saw five subject areas given the highest rating and six placed in the top ten nationwide. Kent has a Graduate School and a £36m postgraduate college based on the Canterbury campus (Woolf College) which provides specialist residential and academic facilities for graduate students as well as specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels and Paris... Employment and skills Graduates from the University of Kent earn some of the highest starting salaries in the UK, according to the Sunday Times University Guide. The guide, which ranks Kent in the top 20 for starting salaries, also points out that Kent is 'consistently among the best performing in the UK in the National Student Survey'.
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