About the School of Computing

Dean Simon Stobart

Management team

Dr Simon Stobart
T: 01642 342645 | E: s.stobart@tees.ac.uk

Professor Marc Cavazza
Assistant Dean (Research)
T: 01642 342657 | E: m.o.cavazza@tees.ac.uk

Alison Johnson
Assistant Dean (Quality, Learning and Teaching)
T: 01642 342375 | E: alison.johnson@tees.ac.uk

Dr Gary Griffiths
Assistant Dean (Curriculum Development and Recruitment)
T: 01642 342664 | E: g.griffiths@tees.ac.uk

Gordon Smyrell
School Manager
T: 01642 342607 | E: g.smyrell@tees.ac.uk

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I believe we in the School of Computing are at the forefront of current technology. Trying to predict future advances is both exciting and challenging. There has never been a more exciting time to study with us.
Dr Simon Stobart, Dean

We deliver high-quality courses, research, and consultancy - and are a centre of excellence in the creative and technical aspects of computing, games and animation, web and multimedia.

Excellent teaching

Teaching programmes range from higher national diplomas and foundation degrees to undergraduate, master's and research degrees. We have an excellent reputation for innovation and our teaching staff combine academic excellence, world class research and industrial experience.


The School is the home of Animex - the International Festival of Animation and Computer Games - animators, directors, artists and designers share knowledge and skills to promote the art of animation and computer games.

Fantastic facilities

We have more than 30 networked laboratories and studios equipped to industry standard and running the latest software. Dedicated facilities are provided for animation, web and multimedia authoring, video editing, web service development, games, networks, digital post-production and digital music studios.

Software ranges from general purpose packages, programming languages, IT applications and a selection of internet software to specialist packages such as 3D Studio Max, Actinic Suit, Alias Wavefront Maya, Softimage XSI, Steinberg Cubase and Virtual Reality Builder.

We also provide multiple server based services to help you produce your work such as:

  • a games server
  • your own web space
  • a range of the latest web servers including Apache and IIS and .NET
  • database services for a range of platforms.

School prizes

You may be eligible for one or a number of School prizes.
More about our School prizes

Student advice and support centre

Our student advice and support centre offers academic and administrative help. The IT resources centre is an integral part providing students with software manuals. You can access laser printing, photocopying and video viewing facilities here.