So you're off to earn your diploma, and fancy acquiring a new smartphone to help you with your studies? Or perhaps you know a student heading to university and want to splash out on a luxurious gift. Check out our picks for a new smartphone, or one of these other tech essentials or tech toys.
The Galaxy S6 is slim and gorgeous, with a quick-launching 16-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facer that's fantastic for selfies -- potentially a handy ice breaker during freshers week.
The pen is sometimes mightier than the laptop. For a lightweight way to jot notes in lectures or seminars, the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 gets information down. A comfy stylus gives tired typing fingers a break, while the 16-megapixel camera and expansive screen help make it one of the best phones around.
For Apple fans, no phone is better value that the iPhone 6. Its camera, processor, and screen are all at fighting weight, and if you already own a MacBook, you'll find no smartphone integrates better with an Apple laptop.
If you're determined to make your student life a stylish one, investigate the HTC One M9's luxe metal styling and likable take on Android. This comfortable, beautiful phone fits practically any lifestyle, and looks rather lush.
Student life isn't known for its pecuniary rewards, so you might need a smartphone that you can buy on a budget. If so, the Moto E is a penny-saver's dream. It's cute and easy to use, and at 4.5-inches, is compact enough to lug around in your pocket.