Devices and Requirements

Devices

From September 2022, students are invited to use a tablet/laptop as part of their studies at College.  You should think of this as another tool in your pencil case which will complement handwritten work and provide access to countless digital resources to support your studies. 

If you already have a suitable device at home, we encourage you to bring it into College with you.  

If you are purchasing a new device, please ensure that you have noted the required specifications below.  Please note however, there is no requirement to purchase a new device.

 

Requirements

10 inch screen or bigger (that's the size of a regular iPad).  Your device might be a tablet or a laptop - your phone/mini tablet does not count as a device.

Your operating system should be either:

  • Google Chrome OS updated to latest version
  • Microsoft Windows 10 or later
  • Apple iPadOS 13 or later
  • Apple MacOS 11 or later

Your browser must be either:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • 'Desktop class' Safari (available since iPadOS 13)

Your device battery needs to last at least six hours.

We strongly recommend you bring a device with touchscreen and stylus support for digital note taking and more.  However, if you have an otherwise fully functional device without a touch screen, please don't rush out and buy a new one!

Please bring wired or wireless headphones/earbuds with you every day to College.  It is also recommended you have a webcam/microphone built in to your device (almost all devices do).