Working away from College
You can read lecture notes, submit homework, see your timetable and more when you're not at college. The links you'll need are below.
Access your college email
Log in with your college email address and password.
Create and store documents
With your MS Office 365 account you can create MS Office documents on any computer. You have 25GB storage on your MS OneDrive account that you can use outside college.
Once your course finishes, you'll no longer have access to your MS Office 365 and OneDrive accounts. Make sure to save the documents you need elsewhere before the end of your course.
There are two steps to log in. On the first screen, enter your college email address into the log in box without entering your password. On the next screen, log in using your student id number and password.
Your calendar and college timetable
You can see and edit your calendar by logging into your email account. Your college timetable is automatically uploaded to your calendar.
Use Office 365 to submit your homework online and access course materials.
Log in with your student id and password.
ProPortal (grade tracker)
You can track your grades during your course using ProPortal.
Log in using your student id number and password.
Computers and the internet
Logging onto computers at college
Your username is your student id number. You can find this on your student swipe card.
Your password is PassDDMMYYYY. Enter your date of birth instead of the letters DDMMYYYY.
Changing your password
You will need to change your password the first time you log in to a college computer. Your new password must have a minimum of six characters. If you want to reset your password again after this, you can press CTRL+ALT+DEL while logged onto a PC or visit the library and ask a member of staff to re-set.
We give you print credits at the start of your course and monthly after that. If you need to top up your balance, you can buy more at one of the college libraries. Any unused print credits at the end of your course are non-refundable.
You'll need your id card to use the printers in the libraries. During your induction you'll be shown how to register your id card the first time you use the printer.
South Thames College has two wireless internet networks on each campus which are available to use if you have a wireless enabled device. Before connecting to either of the networks, you must comply with the South Thames College AUP.
If you are an existing student, you can use the ‘GUEST’ network and the password souththames. Once you’re connected, you'll have to enter your student id number and password to get onto the internet.
Alternatively, you can use the ‘eduroam’ network if you are an existing student or from another participating institution that uses the Eduroam service (Home and Visited). Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. (http://www.eduroam.org/) (https://www.ja.net/products-services/janet-connect/eduroam)
For further information about connecting please visit: https://eduroam.kingston-college.ac.uk/
If you're using a college computer for personal reasons, you'll need to log off if another student wants to use it for studying.
Do not use the computers to visit sites containing offensive or inappropriate content. Details of the websites you visit on college computers are recorded.
You have 100MB of storage on the college servers for your work. You will need to clear this at the end of the year. Don't store large files such as music and films as this will take up your storage space.
For more information check the IT services area on the VLE.
For quick and easy payment in our cafés and canteens, swipe and go with your ID card.
Top up online
Top up your ID card on the WisePay website using your WisePay username and password (all new students are emailed this automatically). You can check your balance on WisePay too.
Top up on campus
Use the top up machines outside the big canteen at Wandsworth, and next to reception and the refectory at Merton. Just touch your ID card on the sensor and insert your money. If you need to reset the machine after someone has used it, press the round, silver button. You can also check your balance at the machines.
Lost ID cards
If you lose your ID card your balance will be transferred automatically to your new card. Student Services can help you if you need a replacement ID card.
Money left on your card at the end of the academic year, or at the end of your course, will not be returned. Make sure you spend your balance so you don’t lose out!
Free College Meals
If you qualify for free college meals your card is topped up automatically every day. You must spend it on the same day as the balance will not be carried over.