How to use student PCs

Log into student PCs on Canterbury and Medway using your Kent IT Account.

Software on the PCs

Student PCs run Windows 10 with Microsoft Office and this student PC software.

If you don't find what you need try searching for it - sometimes not all software shows in the All apps list.

Save your work regularly

Especially before leaving the PC inactive

If a PC in the Templeman Library hasn't been used for 10 minutes, you are warned on screen that Take a break will automatically start and you will lose any unsaved work.

  • The PC is locked for 20 minutes. Only you can unlock it
  • Others can't use the PC in your name or access your content
  • After 20 minutes it logs you out so that others can log in
  • If you left unsaved work open, it will be lost

Lock the PC - use Take a break

Before you leave your desk and PC unattended, go to the desktop and click Take a break. This stops someone else using the PC under your login: you will be held responsible for all activity on your account.    

  • Save your work
  • Click Take a break on the Desktop
  • Log back in within 20 minutes, or unsaved work is lost. The PC logs out

How to project the screen

  1. Hold the Windows key (Windows icon in the bottom left on the keyboard) and press the P key
  2. Click Duplicate

Use your storage on the Kent network

Save a file from a student PC and open it on your laptop.

How to log off (it's not obvious!)

  • Right-click on the Windows start icon
  • Select Shut down or sign out
  • Then Sign out (please don't choose Shut down as this delays the next user)
Right-click the Windows Start icon. Hover over 'Shut down or sign out'. Click Sign out.


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