School of Computing

Welcome to the School of Computing

Our reputation for providing top quality graduates puts Kent fifth out of all Computing departments for 'Career after 6 months' in the Guardian league tables for 2013.

  • We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of Kent with the Kent Crypto Challenge. Can you crack the code?
  • 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.


School achieves Athena SWAN Bronze award The School of Computing has been awarded an Athena SWAN award for gender equality work. The Athena SWAN award recognises the School's commitment to combating underrepresentation, and advancing the careers of women in science research and academia. The University was awarded an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award in April 2014, which recognised that Kent has established a solid institutional foundation, through the development of policies, practices a...

23rd April 2015

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Charlotte's marathon run to thank cancer charity Final year undergraduate student Charlotte Hutchinson has very personal reasons for wanting to raise money by running the London Marathon for Children with Cancer UK. Charlotte, who is studying Computing with a Year in Industry, will be running the 26.2 mile route with her sister Harriet on Sunday 26 April. They can be sponsored on their fundraising page. Harriet said, ‘We have chosen to run the marathon as both a personal challenge and to raise money ...

20th April 2015

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Summerbuzz competition winner announced First year computer science student Matt Duff has won the £500 Summerbuzz prize after pitching – Dragon's Den style – to sponsor, Kinetic Solutions. Sixteen students from the School of Computing and Kent Business School  applied for this prize that rewards the best summer plan in terms of employability skills.  Five students from both the Canterbury and Medway campuses were shortlisted, and had to pitch their plan a...

2nd April 2015

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Good luck @Charlotte_H134 and Harriet, running the #LondonMarathon for @CwC_UK

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Second year student Harry Clarke has raised enough money for his sponsored head shave - we await the video!

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RT @UniKent: Well done @bio_kent, @UniKentComp, @edakent, @Medway_Pharmacy & @UniKentSPS for achieving Athena SWAN Bronze Awards http://t.c…

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Last Updated: 20/04/2015