Using your own laptop
Having your own laptop and internet access gives you the flexibility to study where and when you want. For most courses we recommend the following minimum laptop specification.
- Windows 10
- Intel® i5 or equivalent processor
- RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 256 GB SSD
- full HD screen.
You may also use a Mac of an equivalent specification, but please note that not all software provided or used by the university is available for Mac.
Some courses require a more advanced specification and there are workstations that meet this specification on each campus for you to use.
If you have a disability, mental health issue or long-term illness, you may be eligible to receive a laptop and other equipment tailored to your needs through the Disabled Students Allowance.
You’ll also be able to book time on one open-access computers at locations across our campuses (please log-in using your university username and password).
If you are on a course requiring access to specialist equipment and software then high specification workstations are also provided on campus.
After enrolment download the Microsoft Office 365 software package via My Brighton. Some teaching will take place via the online meeting app, Teams accessible only through your university email account.
Microsoft Office 365 package includes:
- University email account
- One Drive file storage
- Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams etc…
We also provide you with these software packages free of charge whilst you are studying with us:
- EndNote (academic referencing)
- NVivo (qualitative data analysis)
- Mind Genius (mind mapping)
- LinkedIn Learning (online study skills)
- SPSS (statistics).
Other specialist software may also be provided or required depending on your course and information about this will be provided by your school.