We are a student staffed IT consultancy helping Kent's small businesses be the most digitally enabled businesses in the country.
The KITC (Kent IT Consultancy) was founded in October 2004, and is part of the School of Computing at the University of Kent. We operate as a simulated business, providing both commercial services and an educational experience in a safe and reflective atmosphere.
All our student consultants are at the University situated at either the Canterbury or Medway campuses. Many of our consultants have completed industrial placements at major companies such as Intel, IBM and Microsoft, giving them significant experience in both business and technical roles.
All 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.
- Empower Kent SMEs to embrace digital technology
We provide services that allow SMEs to grow their digital capability.
We demystify technology, and guide our customers in making confident, informed technology decisions.
We support our customers to build long term plans for growth using technology, and support them as they take the first steps of that journey.
- Enhance the employability of our graduating consultants
We develop our student consultants to be “client-ready” when they graduate into industry.
We support our graduates to develop advanced communication skills, through client facing experience.
We challenge our student consultants to create value for our customers by using their innate technical skills and understanding.
- Contribute to the University of Kent’s regional impact
We create lasting relationships with the University and Kent SMEs.
We help Kent businesses to benefit from the skills, talent and enthusiasm of our students.
We build a pipeline of professional graduates, ready to enter Kent’s workforce.
Guidance on small business digital transformation, websites, health checks (currently cyber security and digital accessibility)