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Student Starter Packs

We’ve combined a selection of our favourite student tech into useful packs to get you started this term. Add our Essential, Premium or Ultimate Pack to your new laptop and enjoy great savings on printers, laptop bags, cloud storage and more.

Essential pack

Only £79

Essential pack
  • Knowhow Cloud 2TB
  • McAfee LiveSafe
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal

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Or for just £20 more…

Premium pack

Only £99

Premium pack
  • Knowhow Cloud 2TB
  • McAfee LiveSafe
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal
  • Laptop essentials bundle (including 15.6" laptop bag, mouse, HDMI cable and screen wipes) or Logitech mouse

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Or for just £30 more…

Essential pack

Only £129

Ultimate pack
  • Knowhow Cloud 2TB
  • McAfee LiveSafe
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal
  • Laptop essentials bundle (including 15.6" laptop bag, mouse, HDMI cable and screen wipes) or Logitech mouse
  • Canon PIXMA Printer

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Booster pack

If you have an ac.uk email address, for an extra £100 upgrade to a 3 year version of McAfee LiveSafe, Knowhow Cloud and Microsoft Office University 365* to keep you online throughout your degree. *requires .ac.uk email address

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Broadband wherever you are

Without a contract

3G Mobile WiFi pay as you go

Mifi

THREE Huawei E5330 3G Mobile Broadband
£59.99

Enjoy the best of mobile WiFi without any commitments. With your own pocket-sized router you can connect smartphones, tablets and laptops to the internet. All you need to do is top up and you’ll be able to get online wherever you go with your personal hotspot.

Available for home delivery
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Everyday use

3G Mobile WiFi pay monthly

Mifi

THREE Huawei E5330 3G Mobile Broadband
£29.99

+ £15.99 per month for 5GB data per month (1 month rolling contract)

Stay connected while you’re on the go with reliable pay monthly mobile WiFi. Capable of connecting with up to five devices, you can check emails while you’re travelling to university, read the latest Facebook posts on the train and research the web while you’re away from home.

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Super fast

4G Mobile WiFi pay monthly

Mifi

EE Osprey 4G Mobile WiFi
£29.99

+£20 per month for 15GB data per month (1 month rolling contract)

Surf the web, stream HD video and download content without restrictions with super fast 4G WiFi. You can connect up to 10 devices at once and enjoy the fastest speeds on all of your devices. You can even share your WiFi hotspot with friends.

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PS Have you thought about

…backing up your work?

Don’t wait until it’s too late to back up your coursework, store your documents, photos and music with our range of reliable USB sticks and hard drives.

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A USB stick is the most compact and convenient way to carry your files with you, with some models boasting USB 3.0 for rapid transfer rates. A portable hard drive offers a safe and reliable way to store photos, documents and films, providing you with instant access on any computer with a USB port. Network hard drives offer even more convenience, allowing you access your files anywhere you go via the internet - ideal for students with multiple devices.

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…reliable WiFi at home?

With a strong wireless network you’ll be able to send emails, do online research and catch up with friends without restrictions.

Read more | Shop Networking

Get online and stay connected with our range of high-performance routers. Households with multiple devices such as desktops, tablets and Smart TVs should opt for Powerline so that everyone in the home can benefit from a stable and reliable internet connection. For larger houses and internet in the garden, consider a range extender for wider WiFi coverage.

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…printing coursework?

Make printing coursework hassle-free with a fast and reliable home printer and great value XL ink packs.

Read more | Shop Printers and Ink

Whether you’re looking for reliable, everyday essay printing or you want to print photos of friends and family, we have the printer for you. Individual inks and superior print heads make Canon models perfect for photography students while the rapid print speeds and high-capacity cartridges found on the HP Officejet and Epson WorkForce ranges make them great for printing coursework and dissertations.

You can print more in one go with great value XL ink cartridges. Look out for our value packs that come with office essentials such as professional printer paper and envelopes.

Discover HP Instant ink - the most convenient way to order new HP cartridges. Instant ink is automatically ordered by your HP printer when you’re running low and your new ink cartridges are posted to your door.

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…the software you might need?

Our range of software makes creating, editing, saving and sharing your work easier than ever.

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Our software covers everything from word processing to accountancy, including Microsoft Office, Parallels, Intuit QuickBooks and SAGE Accounting. For creative students our Design and Creativity software has everything you need to achieve great results. We also have a selection of fun hobby software that lets you create greetings cards, event invites, calendars and more.

Since students rely on the internet it’s important to stay safe and protected while online. Protect yourself from cyber threats with basic anti-virus cover or reap the rewards of full comprehensive cover with safe search, password protection and family protection with a full internet security suite.

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…catching up on entertainment?

Ideal for student digs and family homes alike, a Smart TV streamer will provide fast and convenient access to your favourite entertainment - great for when you’re enjoying some respite.

Read more | Shop Media Streamers

You can turn your TV into a Smart TV and access BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Netflix, Facebook, YouTube and more in the comfort of your living room, and all from one compact, remote-controlled box. Some models also let you stream content from smartphones and tablets to your TV.

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…accessories and gadgets?

Personalise your device with a protective bag or case and don’t forget essentials such as keyboards and webcams.

Read more | Shop Accessories

Stand out from the crowd and customise your laptop or tablet with an accessory in your favourite colour. Get a great start to the new term and enhance your productivity with a keyboard and mouse purpose-designed for Windows 8, and don’t forget

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…parties and get-togethers?

Discover our compact docks for music on the move and our powerful Hi-Fis for room-filling sound.

Read more | Shop Hi-Fi & Speaker Docks

Whether you’re hosting a BBQ or relaxing outside with friends, play your music wherever you are with a portable dock. Connect your phone to a Bluetooth-enabled dock to stream your music wirelessly. If it’s more power and extra features you’re after, a Hi-Fi could be the answer.

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…music on the go?

Enjoy your favourite songs while you’re travelling with our range of headphones.

Read more | Shop Headphones

If you’re on your way to class, studying at home or doing sport, we have a collection of stylish in-ear, on-ear and sports headphones to suit your needs. Look out for models with remote controls or built-in microphones - they’re ideal for use with smartphones.

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…watching films and TV?

A small screen TV lets you enjoy your favourite programmes and saves on space.

Read more | Shop Small Screen TVs

Compact and versatile, our small screen TVs range from 19" to 32" and could be the ideal solution if you’re short on space. You can watch TV live or on catch up with the Smart TV feature, and enjoy your music or photos via a USB connection. You can choose a model with a built-in DVD to watch movies or view content from your tablet or laptop via HDMI or VGA inputs.

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…essentials for the kitchen?

Don't forget kettles, toasters and anything else for the kitchen.

Read more | Shop Small Kitchen Appliances

From the simple and affordable to the ultra-stylish - make sure your kitchen is properly kitted out this term. As well as all the essentials such as kettles and toasters, you’ll also find a wide range of colourful appliances including blenders, juicers, food processors, fryers and toastie makers. Cater for every scenario from cooking a meal, rustling up a quick snack or making a healthy smoothie to start the day.

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