Information Services

What will I need to take part?

Options for joining a Top Hat session.


A computer (PC, laptop or tablet), an Internet connection to run the session and (optionally) a projector to display the questions to students (though questions are delivered to the students’ devices).


A web enabled device will be required to register votes with Top Hat. The range of devices that can be used include:

  • Smartphones - there are apps for iOS and Android but also a web application for those who can’t (or don’t want to) install the app.
  • Tablets - apps available as above.
  • eReader - tablet-like eReaders such as the Kindle Fire range.
  • iPod Touch
  • Chromebook
  • Laptops PC or Mac

Additionally staff have the option to enable SMS voting in a session, meaning that you could also take part in a session with a phone that does not have the ability to browse the Internet.