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To get the most from your studies, you will need your personal computer or laptop (Windows 10 or Mac OS) and an internet connection in your home. When you join St George’s you will have the ability to use Office 365 as part of our institutional license and to access St George’s software via AppsAnywhere. In addition, we offer Office for Mac via office365, but only the following applications are available for Mac: Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote. Web-based Office applications are available on Mac. 

Hardware requirements

Minimum specification

We recommend students are equipped with a laptop with the following minimum specification:

  • Intel Core i3 @ 2.2Ghz or equivalent
  • 4Gb RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1080p screen

Recommended specification

We recommend the following specification if you are planning on upgrading your laptop:

  • Intel Core i5 @ 2.2Ghz
  • 8Gb RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1080p screen

Please be advised that we do not recommend the use of Chromebook as this does not allow access to some software applications, including those that may be necessary for assessments.

Support for those unable to meet these requirements 

We understand that it will not be possible for all students to meet our laptop requirements and so will be loaning laptops to the following priority groups:

  • Students who are eligible to receive a grant from the St George’s Opportunity Fund
  • Students who are eligible to receive a grant from the Access to Learning Fund
  • Students who are registered disabled, care leavers and/or have caring responsibilities
  • International students who may have difficulty sourcing an appropriate device on arrival in the UK

Students who meet the criteria above should email IThardship@sgul.ac.uk to discuss obtaining a loan laptop.

If you do not fit into one of these groups but think you will struggle to meet this requirement, please email IThardship@sgul.ac.uk to discuss potential support options available. 

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