Kent IT Consultancy

The Kent IT Consultancy (KITC) in the School of Computing enables you to gain real-world consultancy experience as part of your degree. As a student consultant you will work with local start-ups and small businesses to solve business problems and gain valuable experience along the way.

The KITC is situated at both Canterbury and Medway sites and is run by computing students who work as IT consultants. The relationships between the KITC consultants and their clients are managed by full time IT professionals and are closely mentored by staff members of the School of Computing.

KITC Mission

The KITC’s mission is to solve business problems with technology and makeĀ  the student consultants more employable. We deliver three core services to local start-ups and small businesses:

Technology Foundations – We deliver workshops that focus on how small businesses can harness the power of current trends in information technology in order to solve their business problems.

Guidance – We provide individual guidance to businesses by helping them to understand their IT needs, formulating these into requirements, and identifying solutions that meet these requirements.

Implementation – We help businesses implement technology solutions and provide the required training to get them up and running.

For our student consultants, the work that they do for clients gives them the opportunity to apply their academic studies and technical experience in a real life setting. This is backed up by the provision of specific, industry focused training and support from both academics and professional IT consultants.

The KITC is open to final year and Masters students.