Bring Your Own Device
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at BHASVIC
We are advising all BHASVIC students that they should have a personal laptop to enable flexible learning when in college and at home.
As sixth form college students preparing for employment or further study, we believe it is essential that you develop your digital skills in preparation for your next steps. Our learning materials are made available through our online platforms. You will need to work on your assignments in class, around college and at home. With your own device your work is stored securely, available anywhere and at any time and you can make full use of customisation and accessibility tools.
If you do not own a laptop that you can bring into college then a limited number of laptops can be loaned on a short-term basis from the self-service lockers in the Elms Building. Free long-term loans are available for students that meet certain criteria (such as bursary students for example).To enquire about eligibility for a free, long-term loan laptop, please contact the Student Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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To use the WiFi at the college you will need to on-board your device. You can do this before you come on site to enrol so that you are ready for study.
To remotely connect your device to the college WiFi ahead of time, please follow the instructions below for your relevant device:
- How to On-Board your Android Device
- How to On-Board your Windows Device
- How to On-Board your Apple Device
Aimed primarily at enhancing the student experience, myBHASVIC, the BHASVIC app, signs students into the systems they use at college and helps to build your sense of belonging to our BHASVIC community. The app is also available as a web portal from our student dashboard for students to use on any device. myBHASVIC is the primary way for students to find out about important college news and events, access services and resources, and become more involved in college life. You can download the app onto a smartphone from your preferred app provider, sign in with your college login. To access the app on your laptop, visit mybhasvic.bhasvic.ac.uk
You will have received your college login details in your invite to Moving On Day email. You should keep your login details private and not share them with anyone.
Please see the drop-down menus below to find out what you need and what we recommend for you to return in September plus more information on the Dell Student Discount Promotion.
We are encouraging all students to purchase and use your own device for college. Any modern tablet, Chromebook or laptop will be compatible with the systems we use at college. However, for the best experience, and maximum compatibility, we recommend a modern Windows 10 or 11 laptop.
We have partnered with Dell to offer student discounts of up to 20% on a range of Dell consumer products - see the offer here. Student Discount | Dell UK. The Dell Inspiron range Dell Inspiron Laptops | Dell UK will meet the needs of most students at college and onto further or higher education.
You can access the college’s Office 365 services on any device connected to the internet or through mobile apps available for Android or iOS stores (app stores).
We would recommend that your laptop would have the following as a minimum:
- A multi-core processor
- 8GB RAM
- SSD hard drive storage
- Windows 10 Home or better
The college can supply the Office 365 package for free for up to 5 devices that you own, for the duration of your course. This package comprises of; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive. You can install this on your laptop or smart device.
If you are studying Media, Film, Fine Art, Textiles or Graphics you will be given an individual licence for Premier Pro once you have enrolled.
If you are studying Music A level, Music BTEC, Computer Science and Computing BTEC desktop machines are available within the departments for you to use at college with specialist software loaded.
We recognise that not all of our students will have access to a laptop or device so we have invested in some day-loan machines that you can borrow from the self-service lockers in the Elms Building. There are also desktops in the Library for students to use for silent study.
Students are responsible for the care and maintenance of their own devices. We recommend that you invest in insurance and a laptop sleeve protective case. Laptops should be brought to college fully-charged each day. There are charging cabinets located around the college to top up charge between lessons – laptops and phones should not be plugged in to charge during lessons.
Modern devices and software have a range of built-in accessibility options, however there might be a requirement for specialist software or hardware to help you with your digital studies. We can provide advice on enrolment.