School of Computing

Welcome to the School of Computing

Our reputation for providing top quality graduates puts Kent third out of all computing departments for graduate prospects in the Guardian league tables for 2015.

  • Welcome to students starting in September 2015, find out what you need to know here.
  • REF 2014: Most of the research in the School is ranked world leading or internationally excellent.
  • Year in Industry: 75% of our undergraduates in 2014/15 are on a placement with leading companies including CISCO in California, HSBC in Hong Kong and IBM in the UK. Placements opportunities are available for all MSc students.
  • KITC: students gain first-hand experience of working as IT consultants as part of their degree.


'Operation Goldenpants' - Eerke Boiten's half marathon challenge The School of Computing’s staff and students have a history of taking on challenges for charity with previous efforts including marathons, triathlons and treks. However none have involved a pair of Kylie-esque golden running pants, until now. Senior Lecturer, Eerke Boiten, explains: ‘Straight to the point: if my supporters help me reach my fundraising target for WaterAid, I will run the 2015 Bristol Half Maratho...

24 August 2015

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Chess Grandmaster joins School anniversary celebrations International chess Grandmaster, John Emms, will be helping the School of Computing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Kent on Saturday 5 September. As well as giving talks about chess and computing, John will demonstrate his remarkable chess skills by playing blindfolded and by playing up to 15 people simultaneously. John will be in room SW101 in the Cornwallis Building on the Canterbury campus from 10.00 to 16.30 and everyone is welcome...

20 August 2015

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Computer Science fastest growing area of study Computer Science is the fastest growing area of undergraduate study in the UK with a 13% growth in applications this year. With an increasing number of applicants in the graduate jobs market it is more important than ever for students to gain the skills and experience that will make them stand out from the crowd. Interviewed on BBC breakfast news, IBM UK's Graduate, Student and Apprenticeship Programme Manager, Jenny Taylor said: ‘It's not ju...

14 August 2015

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RT @UniKentNews: Cyber security expert @UniKentComp says #Google 'does not like the right to be forgotten' @ConversationUK…

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'Operation Goldenpants' - What do @EerkeBoiten and @kylieminogue have in common?

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When was the last time you saw a #chess Grandmaster play blindfolded? Never? Well now's your chance!

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 26/08/2015