School of Computing



Schools & colleges liaison

Why not let your students experience the full depth and creativity of Computer Science? Through hands-on sessions including LEGO™ Robotics, Java and more, we aim to share the passion we have for the field with your students. Contact us for more information.


LEGO League

The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) sets scientific challenges to children aged 9-16. We hold regional events where teams compete as well as having a terrific day out.
FIRST LEGO League UK national website
FIRST LEGO League international website


Talks for schools

Our admissions staff are able to visit your school and talk to your students, covering topics such as:

  • Studying at University
  • Studying Computing at University
  • Unbiased advice about the variety of Computing programmes on offer
  • The UCAS applications process

Visits to your school

We are able to bring our activities to your school such as LEGO robotics workshops, Greenfoot Java workshops or informal panel sessions on any aspect of computer science. Contact us to find out more about our current offerings in this area.

Visits to campus

Students playing with LEGO robotics

  • Key Stage 2 and 3: occasional workshops with LEGO® robotics.
  • Key Stage 3, 4 and 5: workshops with Greenfoot — developing Java programs with animations.

Resources for schools

We have developed various resources for use with schools, including LEGO programming.

We support the University's strategy for widening participation by working with the University's Partner Schools and Colleges and Enrolment Management Services.

We contribute to the University's provision of Open Days, and to the Taster Days and Summer Schools run by the University outreach teams to cover all subject areas.

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

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 02/11/2017