IT access for study

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.

IT Inductions

Please find below all the information you need to get started with the IT systems here at the college – if you do have any problems or questions, please contact the IT Team at helpdesksupport@plumpton.ac.uk

Visit plumptoncollege.sharepoint.com and click on the Student Intranet page and then ‘Microsoft Office 365’ and sign in with your login details. Here you can access your college emails and you can install all of the Office 365 applications to your own device free of charge!

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Login Details

You should have received your college login details in your enrolment confirmation letter – your login details will be:

Email Address: Your 8-digit student number followed by @plumpton.ac.uk e.g. 99999988@plumpton.ac.uk

Password: For new students, your password will be your date of birth in DDMMYYYY format e.g. if you were born on 1st January 2000, then your password would be 01012000 – we recommend you change this at the earliest possible moment.

For returning students, your password will be the same as it was the previous academic year.

WiFi

With some devices you can on-board to our WiFi remotely from the comfort of your own home so that you automatically connect when you step on-site for the first time – to remotely connect your device to our WiFi, please follow the instructions below for your relevant device:

How to On-Board your Android Device to the College WiFi Link A

How to On-board your Windows Device to the College WiFi Link B

How to Connect Your Apple Device to the College WiFi Link C

Getting Started with College Systems

We’ve put together some instructional video guides to help you get started with some of the systems at the college, please watch the quick videos below and if you have any questions, please contact the IT Team at helpdesksupport@plumpton.ac.uk

Download Microsoft Teams 

You will need to download Microsoft Teams.

Find out how to download Microsoft Teams here.

Download Microsoft OneNote 

You will need to download Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook.

Find out how to download Microsoft OneNote here.

Your Questions Answered

Find out what you need and what we recommend for you to return in September.

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What device will I need?

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.

Our recommended models are located here

We have partnered with Dell to offer student discounts of up to 20% on a range of Dell consumer products - see the offer here.

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:

  • A multi-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • SSD hard drive storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Windows 10 Home or better

What else do I need?

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.

What Software will be supplied?

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

Our IT Team will be providing plenty of video tutorials so that you are fully aware and familiar of our systems before you begin in September. 

 

Other important software

Sophos Home – free anti-virus product for Windows devices (includes parental website filtering).

 

What if I can't bring my own device to College?

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.

Please contact helpdesksupport@plumpton.ac.uk for more information.

There are also desktop drop-in rooms and self-service laptop lockers around the campus which can also be utilised during the day.

What if I need specialist/assistive technology to study at Plumpton?

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 helpdesksupport@plumpton.ac.uk for advice.

Helping you Feel ready and comfortable to start

Visit our Induction Pages, with informative videos and guidance on the online systems you will need to complete your studies at Plumpton College this year. 

Plumpton College Student Induction

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