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Apple in Higher Education

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Apple in Higher Education

Bring Apple technology to your campus, and unlock a world of new opportunities for your staff and students. Whether you’re looking to enhance your computing, media and music departments with the latest Macs, or to bring mobility to your University with iPad – we’ve got you covered.

Apple has quickly become the industry standard in a number of fields, including education, healthcare, media, pro audio, design, and computing. In fact, looking specifically at Mac: 55% of all businesses use Mac¹. When we look at preparing students for the world of work, providing students with an education that prepares them for their chosen sector is essential.

As an Apple Authorised Education Specialist, Sync are perfectly placed to support your University through its adoption of Apple. Our team of technical, curriculum, procurement, and project management specialists can help you to fully integrate Apple technology in to your existing environment and curriculum.

Choosing a Platform

78% of millennial employees believe access to technology they like makes them more effective²,
so ensuring that your staff and students are equipped with the right tools is key to success.

The power of Mac

Whether you're looking at creating a powerful and versatile shared resource, like a computer lab - or you're keen to enable portable productivity across your campus, Mac helps your staff and students to power through daily activities.

Why Universities choose Mac:

Productivity - Give lecturers the power to create incredible learning resources on the go, with apps like Keynote and iMovie.

Powerful performance - Apple's M1 chip gives your staff and students the speed, graphics, and battery life needed day-to-day³.

Creativity - With powerful built-in apps, and compatibility with industry leading software titles like Logic Pro X and Final Pro X, Mac can help your students do more.

Accessibility - Using the built-in accessibility features, users can customise their learning experience, with options for vision, hearing, mobility, and more.

Easy to manage and deploy - IT departments can deploy Mac wirelessly, using a 'zero touch' approach; saving time, resource and money.

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The mobility of iPad

iPad offers your staff and students true mobility, without compromising on power. Its lightweight design, all-day battery life³, and incredible range of apps and tools make iPad the perfect campus companion.

Why Universities choose iPad:

Mobility meets productivity - From lectures to the library, iPad is the perfect tool for students and staff to take notes, do research, and collaborate on the go.

Compatibility - iPad is compatible with the tools your rely on most, like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace.

Creativity - With powerful built-in apps, ability to run leading apps like Adobe Photoshop, and compatibility with Apple Pencil, the iPad is a true creative powerhouse.

Accessibility - Using the built-in accessibility features, users can customise their learning experience, with options for vision, hearing, mobility, and more.

Easy to manage and deploy - IT departments can deploy iPad wirelessly, using a 'zero touch' approach; saving time, resource and money.

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The benefit of choice

People do their best work when they have access to the best tools. In fact, 78% of millennial employees believe access to technology they like makes them more effective.

Furthermore, studies reveal that employee choice increases levels of innovation, in addition to workplace and job satisfaction - and when given the choice, around 75% of people choose Apple².

Why Universities adopt employee choice:

Employee-centric experience - Through a choice programme, employees can choose the best technology to suit their needs. This empowers employees, putting their needs first.

Finance - Universities can adopt a range of flexible finance options to accommodate choice, such leasing, or Device as a Service, which can help maximise residual value.

Streamlined provisioning - Devices can be deployed via a zero-touch workflow, meaning that your IT team won't need to touch your tech in order to provision it.

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Bringing Apple to your Campus

Sync offer a range of services to help you bring Apple to your campus.
We can work with you to support your staff, students,
or technical team to ensure success.

Engage a Specialist

Our team of Education Consultants work with Universities across the UK to create tailored technology programmes, encompassing the financial, curriculum and technical elements of each project.

Get in touch to chat by email, phone, video chat, or arrange a meeting at your campus.

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Online Procurement

With our organisation account, your institution can obtain quotations and place orders for Apple products and accessories online - with access to exclusive education discounts across the entire Sync catalogue.

Apply for an organisation account for your institution today.

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Apple Financial Services

We partner directly with Apple Financial Services to provide a range of different financial models to aid with your programme - including a variety of lease and payment options.

Learn how Apple Financial Services make it easier than ever to bring iPad to your Campus in a simple, cost-effective way.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

A structured CPD plan is crucial to the success and impact of the project. We have worked closely with organisations from across the UK to deploy Apple, and have developed a programme to best support ongoing CPD.

Learn how our teachers can work with you to integrate Apple in to your curriculum.

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Apple Tools for IT and Deployment

Apple has built powerful tools for institutions that support IT in every step of the deployment process, helping you to streamline your iPad or Mac deployment - with tools like Federated Authentication.

Learn more about Apple School Manager, Classroom App, and more...

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Deployment Methodology and Device Management

Jamf Pro is a powerful Mobile Device Management (MDM) system - giving you control over your Apple estate, including the ability to manage devices, deploy apps, and provide self service options.

Discover how Jamf Pro could help with your University's deployment workflow.

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Apple Technical Training and Certification

As an Apple Authorised Training Provider, we offer everything from Apple Certification courses, to bespoke sessions. Courses start from just £195 exVAT.

Learn more about our technical training today by checking out our full course list.

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Onsite and Remote Technical Support

It’s important to have someone to turn to should any technical challenges arise post-deployment. Our technicians can work onsite, or remotely to support your team.

Learn more about the different support mechanisms available to your team.

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Get in touch with our education team about the right solution for your institution.

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1. Source: https://www.parallels.com/blogs/mac-survey/ | 2. Sources: Tech.pinions / Creative Strategies — “Millennials will Drive the Digital Transformation of the Workplace”, “The 2015 Millennials Majority Workforce Study”, “Millennials at Work”, PWC
“US Workplace Survey 2013”, Gensler Research, Jamf “2016 Employee Choice Program Survey” | 3. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/uk/batteries for more information.