Freshers Checklist: Tech Edition

This post is brought to you by Apple. Whether you’re heading to Uni for the first time this September, or you’re just wanting to upgrade your kit game, we’ve got you covered with seriously good tech, and even better offers.


From online lectures, to essays, presentations and the inevitable Amazon Prime binges - your laptop is soon to become your new best friend. Thankfully, a Mac comes equipped with everything you need to kick off the new term. A few of our favourites include Pages for essays, Keynote for presentations and Apple Photos for getting that perfect Insta shot.

We know speed and power is important, which is why the new M1 chip brings both - allowing you to zip through tough tasks with Microsoft 365 or get those creative juices flowing with Pro apps like Final Cut Pro. Plus, with up to 20 hours of battery life, you’ll be able to take on the day (and the all-nighters!)

One of our favourite things about a Mac? They work seamlessly between all other Apple products - meaning you can switch between iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices with iCloud, giving you the freedom to work where you want, in the way you want.

And we’ve saved the best until last… Buy a Mac or iPad for university before the 11th October 2021, and you’ll get a set of AirPods* *Limited time offer.

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Small in size, but big in capabilities. Going to be out and about a lot? An iPad might just be for you - easy to take around campus and with its long-lasting battery life, it’s perfect for capturing lecture notes - add an Apple Pencil or Magic Keyboard to make life even easier.

One of our favourite things about the iPad? The versatility between type, sketch, play, store (and lots more!).

Plus, consider your productivity levels upgraded with the ability to work across multiple apps at once using Slide Over and Split View. Fancy a discount? Shop iPads here.

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Whether you’re dialling into seminars, giving ASMR a go for deadline concentration or just trying to tune out from everyday disturbances - you’re going to need a good set of headphones. Fancy going wireless? Don’t forget, if you buy a Mac or iPad for university, you’ll get a set of AirPods too .

Apple Music

Music is good for the soul, but we’ve heard free music is even better for it. Claim 3 months of free Apple Music (and Apple TV+!) with purchases.

Today at Apple Virtual Sessions

New to iPad or Mac or just need a refresher? Join us for free virtual sessions to get the most out of your Apple devices. Together live with Apple Creatives, you’ll explore hardware, settings, and ways to stay productive. Then we’ll cover the latest features and share a few of our favourite tips.

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