The Kent experience
| School of Computing
| University campus
| Canterbury and Kent
The School of Computing
The School of Computing
is one of 23 academic schools at the University of Kent and is
situated in the centre of campus and close to all the main campus
It is home to about 35 academic staff, 20 administrative staff, over 100
postgraduate students and over 300 undergraduate students.
It comprises dedicated postgraduate rooms for teaching and research,
computer rooms and general teaching rooms as well as housing all
School of Computing staff.
Having both students and staff working in close proximity creates a very friendly
and supportive environment for all.
Our School is one of six academic schools in
the Faculty of Sciences;
the others are Biosciences, Engineering and Digital Arts, Mathematics
Statistics and Acturarial Science, Physical Sciences and Pharmacy.
We work closely with specialist centres within the Faculty's, particularly the
Centre for BioMedical Informatics,
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems,
Centre for Molecular Processing,
and UK Biometrics Institute.
The main campus is located in 300 acres of parkland on a hill
overlooking the ancient city of Canterbury.
Students enjoy an array of green open spaces, woodlands and lakes as
well as theatre, cinema,
and a lively student arts scene including a live music venue, all on campus.
Kent is one of the safest places to study and
there is a very cosmopoliton atmosphere with over 20%
of our full-time students from overseas.
There are plenty of
places to eat including
a traditional dining hall, bistros, cafes and sandwich bars which serve
a variety of foods at good prices.
Essentials such as a
Medical Centre and pharmacy, banks and cash points,
library, shops and launderettes are all provided.
Woolf College offers a range of modern flats for postgraduate students.
Opened in 2008, the college is situated within the central campus area
and has a strong community atmosphere.
All bedrooms have their own shower, wash basin and toilet and access
to a shared kitchen. Some rooms have their own kitchen.
Each room is networked to the University's main computer system.
Accommodation in Woolf College
is offered to all full-time postgraduate students who require
accommodation for 51 weeks (
by the deadline - 31 July for 2011 intake).
Students who do not meet these requirements may be eligible
for alternative University accommodation and should contact the
Extensive sports facilities
Our extensive sports facilities
include a gym, two multi-purpose
sports halls, squash courts, outdoor artificial and grass pitches,
and two sports pavillions.
We offer fitness programmes, courses and workshops, nutrition
consultations, leagues and competitions and nearly 40 aerobic/dance
classes every week.
Impressive study facilities
situated at the centre of the Canterbury campus, houses over a million
books, journals, and multimedia items, as well as subscribing to
a vast range of electronic resources to support your studies and
These facilities are available Mon-Fri 8.15am til midnight, Sat-Sun
You can also enjoy the use of study areas, computers, self service
borrowing and a cafe.
We have over 1000 public PCs available across campus though many
students choose to bring their own laptops.
You will be given your own Kent email address and have access to
the Kent Network and internet, self service printers and our campus
All study bedrooms on campus let you connect
your own computer to the Kent Network and internet.
This enables you to view TV programmes online and make
free/low cost telephone calls over the internet.
You can also connect from off campus and access your files,
resources and printers.
Help and advice for accessing
Kent IT Services
is available at help points on campus.
To help get you started we offer both training and online/printed
We have a great network of student support services where you can
go to get help and advice.
These include the
Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit,
Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS).
The SLAS is a free, friendly advice service providing guidance and
information on all aspects of effective learning and study skills
to all students from the minute they arrive at the University until
they finish their studies.
It is a popular resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, full-time,
part-time, mature, European and international students.
Canterbury in Kent
City of Canterbury
Canterbury is a small city with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
It was ranked as the safest university city in England by the Independent Good University Guide.
Only a 25 minute walk from the Canterbury campus, it is also on a direct bus route.
The city's medieval history is clear to see in its streets, buildings and the world-famous
Canterbury Cathedral where the University's graduation ceremonies take place each year.
In medieval times the city became a centre for pilgrimage, made famous by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
However, Canterbury is also a thriving cosmopoliton city offering
many independent shops and bookshops, large stores, restaurants and
bars, theatre and art galleries, and the St Lawrence County Cricket Ground.
The county of Kent
The county of Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', with traditional
villages, orchards, vineyards and walking/cycling trails.
Miles of beautiful coastline and historic sites are all within easy reach.
Canterbury benefits from good transport links to London,
mainland Europe and beyond.
Canterbury is only 56 miles from London.
High-speed trains run regularly between Canterbury and London St Pancras and take under an hour.
It is only 30 minutes to the Channel Tunnel or the Eurostar train
terminal, and from there you can be in Paris in about two hours.