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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Thanks to ample charging facilities and superfast WiFi across College, you’re free to bring in your own devices for studies, independent learning, and digital development.

What is BYOD?

Bring your own device (or BYOD) means that instead of using one of our laptops, desktop computers, or Macs, you bring in your own laptop or tablet. You’ll then be able to use your Franklin log-in details to access our network and use Google Workspace, Office 365, and Adobe Full Created Cloud Enterprise Suite.

Once connected, you’re free to utilise our digital learning environments including The Bridge where there’s plenty of charging facilities and workspaces to ensure you can focus on your learning.

If you want to bring in your own digital device, please make sure it’s a laptop or tablet and not a mobile phone.

What are the advantages of BYOD?

+ Enables flexible working

+ Enables continuity of education

+ Student familiarity with devices

+ Enables collaborative learning

+ Student productivity

"Digital skills are becoming near-universal requirements for employment. The move up the career ladder from low- to high-skill jobs comes with increased demand for specific digital skills. Acquiring specific digital skills makes career progression as well as a pay increase more likely. In certain fields, job seekers need to develop digital skills related to specific technical tools of their chosen discipline to advance their careers."

- From the 'No Longer Optional: Employer Demand for Digital Skills' report

What will you have access to?

As a Franklin student, your log-in details provide you access to:

Google Workspace

Google Drive; Classroom; Meet; Docs; Sheets; Slides

Microsoft Office 365

 Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook); OneNote;
OneDrive; SharePoint; Teams

Adobe Full Creative Cloud Enterprise Suite

Photoshop; Lightroom; Illustrator; InDesign; Premier Pro; After Effects

Recommended Devices


Tablet (Good Value)

10-inch display | 4GB Memory | 64GB Storage | Android or Chrome OS

e.g. Lenovo Tab M10


Tablet (High Spec)

11 or 12-inch display | 6 or 8GB Memory | 128GB Storage | Android, Chrome OS, or iPadOS

e.g. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 or iPad Pro


Laptop (General use for most subjects)

13 to 15.6-inch display | Intel Core i3 or i5 processor | 8GB Memory | 128GB Storage | Windows 11 Home

e.g. HP 250 G9 or Lenovo V15 G3


Laptop (High Spec)

15-inch display | Intel Core i7 or Apple M2 processor | 8GB-16GB Memory | 256GB Storage | Windows 11 Home or Apple MacOS

e.g. Lenovo V15 G3 or Apple MacBook Air

Specialist Subjects 

Please be aware that some subjects may have different requirements for BYOD devices – including Digital Games Design, Music, Maths, Photography and more.

Check in with your course tutors to find out the specifics.



Did you know? 

Students are eligible for Education Pricing at Apple

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Next steps

If you have any queries about courses, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team. You can contact them on 01472 875004 or email for more.

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