One thing the majority of students come to Derwen College already knowing about is how to use a computer! In this technological age you expect to be able to access ICT not only as part of your education, but as part of your social time as well.
The Bradbury Centre gives you that opportunity. The computers are accessible during sessions, and also at break times, in the evenings and at weekends. The building has wifi allowing you to bring in your own devices, be it smart phones, tablets or laptops.
The benefit of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is that you are familiar with your own devices. This allows you to use technology in a way that is comfortable to you. It also gives you the confidence to keep in touch with family and friends via instant messaging, FaceTime, Skype, or simply to email them without needing to log on to the computer.
It is recommended that devices have a Meraki app installed onto them for support, monitoring and tracking purposes. For further information about Meraki, BYOD and social networking please click here.
Whether or not you have your own devices, you can use the computers in the Bradbury Centre. If you have difficulties with communication or motor skills, you can book regular Skype sessions to keep in touch with family.
The Bradbury Centre is the ICT hub for Derwen College. Staff are always on hand to provide you with support, ensuring your safety online, helping you keep in touch with family and friends, or just supporting you to use your devices. One thing’s for sure – there is always plenty going on in the Bradbury Centre!