Operating Systems

Study Tips

  • Block off study time with Windows 10
    In the run-up to exams, block off time on your calendar for specific tasks to avoid interruptions with focus assist. It gives you full control over which notifications get through to you and which get silenced.
  • Optimise your desk space
    Struggling to study pre-recorded lectures, notes and library resources all on one screen? Make the most of your screen with Snap Assist. This Windows feature allows you to split your screen between two or more open windows.
  • Quickly Jump between open webpages and items with Windows 10
    Use Alt + Tab to toggle through all the apps and items you have open, allowing you to quickly jump between tasks on your laptop or PC.
  • Studying late? Set your display for nighttime
    Your display emits blue light, which can keep you up at night. To help you get to sleep, turn on the Windows night light or Night Shift on your Mac and your display will show warmer colours that are easier on your eyes.

Sync with Your Phone

  • Sync your Phone to your Computer
    Get your documents, to-do lists, stick notes, and calendar from your phone with Microsoft Launcher, available in the play store (Android only).
    You can also sync all your Office apps on both iPhone and Android by downloading the Office Mobile App. This combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint to make it your go-to productivity app. Perfect for making last minute, on-the-go changes to assignments and presentations.
  • Sticky Notes
    Write quick reminders, memos or to-do lists with Sticky Notes on your Windows Desktop and view them on your Notes app across all your devices, including your phone and tablet. Get started with Sticky Notes.
    On Mac, use the notes app to write notes, make lists and checklists. You can then view this app across all your Apple Devices, including iPhone and Macbook.


  • Take a snip of what’s on screen
    Take a screenshot of what's on screen quickly and easily using the Snipping Tool.
  • Find your documents
    Quickly find your documents using Window's 10 search function.
  • Video Editor
    Did you know Windows 10 comes with a free video editor app? This can be used to create or edit videos.

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