University of Kent

Based in Canterbury, Medway and Brussels, the University of Kent is a leading UK university that makes a major economic, social, and cultural contribution: by providing excellent opportunities in Higher Education for the most able students regardless of social and educational disadvantage, by undertaking innovative world-leading research, and by leading innovation, enterprise and creative activities

The Canterbury campus which is built on 300 acres of park land and is half and hour’s walk from the City Centre, is home to the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. The School opened its doors in 1969. Since then it has expanded to include specialization in digital arts and offers a wide range of BEng honours degree programmes incorporating state-of-the-art technology, which are accredited by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET). The School also offers MSc, MPhil and PhD degrees which are available in the areas of: broadband and wireless communications; image and information engineering; instrumentation, control and embedded systems; and digital media.

Key Figures

  • University of Kent is home to 19,665 students
  • 2,840 of these students are postgraduates
  • 12.2% of students come from outside the EU
  • There are 18 different schools within the University
  • Kent recruits from 125 countries
  • The university has 2,887 members of staff
  • 97% of academic staff work with schools or centres where the research is rated as internationally or nationally excellent (RAE 2008)
  • The School of Engineering and Digital Arts was ranked number 22 in the UK for electronic engineering in the 2011 Guardian University Guide
  • The School was ranked first in the 2010 National Student Survey, for the third time
  • In 2010, 67% of the graduates the School produces achieved a 2:1 or greater

Involvement in the project

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts are developing path planning, guidance, navigation, hazard avoidance and control algorithms using weightless neural networks to improve real time task execution. Frequency selective surfaces and ICMetrics developed at Kent are being utilised to pioneer secure uninterrupted communications between patients and medical staff.

School of Engineering and Digital Arts Team

Prof Sarah Spurgeon Prof Sarah Spurgeon
Area: Guidance, Navigation & Control
Email: S.K.Spurgeon@kent.ac.uk
Dr Gareth Howells Dr Gareth Howells
Area: Secure Communications
Email: W.G.J.Howells@kent.ac.uk
Dr John Batchelor Dr John Batchelor
Area: Wireless Communications
Email: J.C.Batchelor@kent.ac.uk
Mr Steve Kelly Mr Steve Kelly
Area: Medical Application
Email: S.W.Kelly@kent.ac.uk
Ben McElroy Ben McElroy
Area: Guidance, Navigation & Control
Email: bm208@kent.ac.uk
Paul Taylor Paul Taylor
Area: Wireless Communications 
Email: pst4@kent.ac.uk
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman
Area: Secure Communications
Email: dwn3@kent.ac.uk
Michael Gillham Michael Gillham
Area: Guidance, Navigation & Control
Email: mg350@kent.ac.uk

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