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The first time you login to your University of Worcester student account, you will be prompted to register for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
If you already have a laptop or similar device, it is likely you will be able to use this for your learning needs at the University but check below to ensure you have a device that will support you in your studies at University.
Portable: A portable device is recommended so that it can easily be used at home or any other location.
Wi-fi enabled: This is essential to be able to access the internet across campus sites and beyond.
Camera: This will enable you to take part in collaborative sessions with ease from the comfort of your own home or other locations.
Cost: it is best to weigh up your personal needs and the needs of your course against your budget. Some courses will not require high-end specifications for a laptop. For example, a course requiring use of Microsoft Word will have vastly different needs to a course requiring a lot of work with computer graphics. If you are studying a GameArt or Computing course It may be worth contacting your School to check on recommended specifications for your course.
To help we have detailed two computer specifications to help you purchase an appropriate device. Note that operating system is your choice, however we recommend Windows 10 (Full Version) to give the best experience using University’s systems.
Students who own the recommended specification devices should be able to work without relying upon virtual services or on-campus machines.
Students that own minimum specification devices may need to make more use of virtual services and on-campus physical provision, depending on their course.
These aren’t essential but could help improve your comfort while studying:
If you are experiencing financial difficulties that mean you are struggling to manage your costs, the Hardship Funds may be able to assist you to find out more click here.