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The Kingston University IT team is passionate about providing excellent IT services to our students, giving you all the digital resources you need, right at your fingertips, whether at home or on campus.

As soon as you are enrolled as a student at Kingston University, you will immediately have access to many excellent IT services to support your education. In addition, you will also get access to some great offers.

We look forward to welcoming you at the University and helping you to study smarter and be as successful in your studies as possible with all the digital technology on offer.

All enrolled Kingston students have access to:

PCs, MACs and laptop loans

We have over 3,500 computers across all four campuses in libraries and teaching rooms including PCs, Macs as well as laptops you can borrow.

Printing, scanning and photocopying

There are over 130 Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) at the University located across the libraries at each campus and other locations. Each device allows you to print, scan and photocopy. There are also wide format printers available for larger format prints.

Please note, there are costs for printing and photocopying.

Box cloud storage

As a student you get unlimited file storage with Box, the University's official cloud storage service. Box offers simple, secure file sharing and collaboration from anywhere and on any device.

Software

The Kingston AppStore provides all your software needs with access to hundreds of specialist software applications on Windows 10 including Adobe Photoshop and many more. Specialist software for Macs is also available in certain teaching rooms.

eduroam WiFi

eduroam provides you with a fast internet connection and access to secure online University resources. It is available across all campus sites, including the halls of residence and when visiting many other institutions worldwide.

Kingston University App

The Kingston University Mobile App gives you easy access to your timetable, Canvas virtual learning environment, Students' Union news and activities, Library resources, IT Support, bus arrival times and many more, all in the palm of your hand.

Free stuff

In addition to these standard services, if you prefer to use your own computer, you can also take advantage of the following great offers.

Microsoft Office 365

You can download Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel and PowerPoint for FREE on up to 5 of your own devices including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Anti-virus

You can use Trend Micro Maximum Security anti-virus software for FREE on up to 3 of your own devices including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. 

Upgrade to Windows 10 for Education

While you are a student at Kingston, you can upgrade your home edition of Windows 10 to Windows 10 Education on your home computer.​

Great offers to shop around

The good news doesn't stop there! If you haven't got your own device but are thinking of buying one, we would always advise you to shop around. Get started with these great offers:

Exclusive discounts on PCs, Macs and laptops

theEDUstore is an online site offering significant savings across a wide range of IT products including Apple products.

Apple Store for Education

Shop at the Apple Store for Education and save up to £270 on a new Mac and up to £93 on an iPad.

Please note, you will be asked to verify your student or staff status with UNiDAYS or via Apple. UNiDAYS offers discounts to students and staff (with a University/College email ending in .ac.uk).

Support and advice

With all of the IT services we provide at Kingston, we are always here to help you with any IT Support or advice you may need.

Access and additional support

We also provide a number of services using specialist IT equipment and software for those with learning differences. We provide access to specialist equipment in the Access Technology Rooms (ATRs) in each library with specialist software and tools for using the computers and reading documents.

Digibytes Email Service

We have a weekly Digibytes email containing top IT and digital tips to help you study smarter throughout the academic year.

Digital Skills

We have a range of theme-based digital skills training available on the Canvas virtual learning environment including Windows 10, Word, Excel and Cyber Security.

IT Matters

When you start at Kingston University you can check out our online IT information pages including our IT Matters guide and video.

IT Help and Support

We are here to help you get the most out of the IT Services, so we provide you with IT Support face-to-face, via chat or you can call our IT Service Desk.

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