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New Employability Coordinator joins School of Computing

Kate Buchan recently joined the School of Computing as Employability Coordinator. She is based at the Canterbury campus but will also be regularly visiting the Medway campus. Kate will be working closely with the placements team, the careers and employability … Continue reading

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Sharing best practice in employability for computing graduates

The School of Computing is taking a national lead in improving employability for computing graduates. Kent is one of 25 universities which shared their best practice in a series of national workshops which culminated in the report Building a Graduate … Continue reading

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How I built and sold my startup to the largest mobile game company in the world

School of Computing graduate Sebastien Marion will be returning to Kent to share his story of the ups and downs of his start-up success. His talk ‘The startup journey, how I built and sold my startup to the largest mobile … Continue reading

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The School Placement Team hits another century

Over 100 students have once again embarked on industry placements with the support of the team in the School of Computing. Placement Officers Sian Robson and Katie Van Sanden announced that 113 students will be on placement for the 2016/17 … Continue reading

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Employability Points success for Computing students

Students from the School of Computing have been active in the University’s Employability Points (EP) scheme, winning rewards for their participation. The EP scheme rewards students for their involvement in extra-curricular activities whilst studying at the University of Kent. Students can … Continue reading

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Computer Science fastest growing area of study

Computer Science is the fastest growing area of undergraduate study in the UK with a 13% growth in applications this year. With an increasing number of applicants in the graduate jobs market it is more important than ever for students … Continue reading

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Summerbuzz competition for Stage 1 students

A £500 prize is on offer to first year School of Computing students who can demonstrate that their plans for the summer will make them more employable. The prize is being offered by employer Kinetic Solutions, who has a longstanding … Continue reading

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Placement team used as a national example of best practice

A national report on industry placements for computer science students uses the School of Computing’s placement team an example of best practice. The report, Growing Experience: A Review of Undergraduate Placements in Computer Science by the National Centre for Universities … Continue reading

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Employability week 3 – 7 November

If you’re looking for careers inspiration or practical advice on how to get your dream job, Employability Week has something for you. Students looking to make the most of their skills and qualifications are invited to Employability week which is being held … Continue reading

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Employability Week 4th-8th November

It is Employability Week across the Canterbury campus. There are lots of events for School of Computing students to improve employability prospects: Placement Poster Fair (all week in SW101): Come and see what last year’s placement students got up to on their Year … Continue reading

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