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.

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


Goodbye to Peter Welch at Imitation Game screening The School of Computing staff party looked to the past as staff said goodbye to a Professor Peter Welch and found out more about the 'father of computer science' Alan Turing. Staff gathered in the Gulbenkian for a drinks reception followed by a viewing of The Imitation Game, a biopic of Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Fifty-six people attended, including the Dean and the Head of Sports. Head of School, Frank Wang said, 'Two years ago the staff te...

12th December 2014

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Cycle app wins Innovation Day More than 60 people gathered at Woolf College at the University of Kent last weekend for the Kent Connects Transformed by you Innovation Day to find the final winner of this year's challenge. There was a strong field of competition and very innovative ideas so the judges had a tough decision to make. The winning idea is an app called MyCycle and the winning team had three Computer Science students, Max Harris, Matthew Boakes and Jamie Pont, assisting with the development.The MyCycle ...

9th December 2014

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How could technology improve your neighbourhood? Kent is hosting an Innovation Day open to anyone with a good idea to improve their neighbourhood with technology. The Innovation Day, on Saturday 29 November, is a culmination of the 'Embrace Your Space' challenge,  run by the Kent Connects partnership and co-sponsored by the University of Kent. The challenge has already caught the imagination of local people and University students, who have posted over 100 ideas onto the Transforme...

21st November 2014

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Teaching begins again on 19 January but staff will be returning from 5 January if you need to get in touch. 2/2

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We made it - last day of term! Merry Christmas to all of our staff and students. We hope you enjoy your well-earned winter break. 1/2

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A @UniKentComp student organised a peaceful protest which has caught the attention of the local press @hernebaytimes

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

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Last Updated: 04/12/2014