What other costs do I need to consider?
Depending on your course, there may be equipment and clothing that are required. During our Open Events, our academic team will run you through everything that’s needed for the course you’re interested in. In addition, all full-time college students must pay an annual £70 campus fee, which is non-refundable. As at other colleges, the campus fee contributes to enrichment activities for students throughout the academic year, such as towards the cost of trips and visits.
A range of computers/laptops are available for you to use in our Learning Resource Centre. If you wish to purchase your own, we recommend the following minimum specifications:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 or MacOS 13 (Ventura)
Processor: Intel Core i5 10th Generation or better.
RAM: At least 8gb
Hard Drive: 250GB or more (SSD recommended, but not essential)
QGIS, SPSS and Office 365 are available free to students once they have enrolled.
For Design students who wish to purchase a license to use Adobe Creative Suite on their own device, we also recommend 2GB VRAM dedicated DPU or Integrated Intel Iris graphics.
You'll also receive £4 printing credit when you join us. This can be topped up in our Learning Resource Centre.