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.


Launch of free online masterclasses in programming The University has launched a series of masterclasses in Erlang, a programming language that powers websites around the world, including WhatsApp. The free online classes  include contributions from Simon Thompson, Professor of Logic and Computation at Kent, and industry experts Joe Armstrong (one of the inventors of Erlang) and Francesco Cesarini (founder of the largest Erlang consultancy). The masterclasses build on the School...

2 July 2015

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First fundraising cycle challenge for Professor Richard Jones As preparation for a Paris to Canterbury cycle ride in September, Professor Richard Jones and colleagues from the University took park in a 60-mile charity bike ride on Sunday 28 June. In September a group of riders will be cycling from Paris to Canterbury as one of the 50th anniversary Goldstein Cycle Rides (named after Professor Laurence Goldstein, former Head of School for European Culture and Languages). Riders include ...

29 June 2015

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Athena SWAN award presented to School The School of Computing has been presented with a bronze Athena SWAN award for gender equality work. The award formally recognises the School’s commitment to combating underrepresentation, and advancing the careers of women in science research and academia. Head of School Professor Frank Wang, School Administration Manager Angela Doe and Kent’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Manager Tracey Lamb received the award from Professor Dam...

25 June 2015

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

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Last Updated: 20/04/2015