We are now requiring all students to have a laptop on a 1-to-1 basis to facilitate flexible learning around the campus and at home.
Find out what you need and what we recommend for you to return in September.
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We would recommend that you purchase and use your own device at college.
All modern mobiles, tablets, Chromebooks and laptops will be compatible with the systems we use at college. However, for the best experience, and maximum compatibility, we recommend a modern Windows 10 laptop.
If you’re struggling to find a good machine, we highly recommend Dell laptops due to industry leading quality control and reliability.
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You can access the college’s Office 365 services on any device connected to the internet or through mobile apps available for Android or iOS stores (app stores).
We would recommend that your laptop would have the following as a minimum:
To engage in learning activities, you will need a headset and microphone. Some laptops have these built-in so it’s worth checking the laptop specification before purchasing additional equipment.
The following would be suitable for most use case scenarios if you do not have a built-in cameras or microphones.
Please feel free to contact the IT team for further information or discuss what might be best suited to your needs.
The college will supply theOffice 365 package free for up to 5 devices that you own, for the duration of your course.
This package comprises of; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams. You can install this on your laptop or smart device.
You also have the option of obtaining a free copy of Windows 10 Education from plumpton.onthehub.com
Sophos Home – free anti-virus product for Windows devices (includes parental website filtering).
We recognise that not all of our students will have access to a laptop or device and if you meet certain criteria, we will be able to supply a laptop from our loan pool or purchase a device via our bursary scheme.
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There are also desktop drop-in rooms and self-service laptop lockers around the campus which can also be utilised during the day.
Modern devices have a range of accessibility options, however there might be a requirement for specialist software or hardware to help you with your digital studies.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
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