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Peer recognition for placement student

Hubert Dziedziczak, a Computer Science (Networks) with a Year in Industry student, won the Employee of the Quarter award while on placement at the Wates Group. The award formally recognises individuals who perform tasks far beyond their job descriptions in … Continue reading

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Computing students reach final of start-up competition

Three students from the School of Computing have gone through to the final of the Business Start-up Journey (BSUJ) and will pitch their ideas at the Business Start-Up Journey showcase on Wednesday 4 April 2018. The BSUJ is an inspirational … Continue reading

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Alumna wins Tech Women 50 award

Computing with a Year in Industry Alumna, Charlotte Hutchinson, has been named one of the top 50 women in technology in We Are Tech Women‘s  TechWomen50 awards 2017, which celebrates emerging talent. Over 500 women were nominated for the awards … Continue reading

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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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