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There are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available for short-term loan. Additionally, students can apply for long-term laptop loans and eligibility criteria are provided below. Free Wi-Fi is available on each of the campuses and Halls of Residence.
We have a number of laptops available to students for short-term loan.
As well as short-term laptop loans, we also have a limited number of devices available to students for long-term loan. You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:
Please note that we cannot guarantee a long-term loan for everyone. Additional criteria will be applied to prioritise access to long-term loan devices should applications exceed the number of devices available.
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.
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.
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.
Free Wi-Fi is available on each of the campuses and Halls of Residence.
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.
You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residences, or for periods when you are unable to travel to campus.
If you do your use your own PC, laptop or tablet, we recommend the following minimum specification for your device:
For specialist courses higher specification devices may be recommended by the course team.
In addition to our standard services, if you prefer to use your own computer, you can also take advantage of the following great offers.
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.
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.
While you are a student at Kingston, you can upgrade your home edition of Windows 10 to Windows 10 Education on your home computer.
If you haven't got your own device but are thinking of buying one, we would always advise you to shop around. Listed below are some of the offers available to students.
theEDUstore is an online site offering significant savings across a wide range of IT products including Apple products.
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).
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.
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.
We have a weekly Digibytes email containing top IT and digital tips to help you study smarter throughout the academic year.
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.