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Support with your studies

It is extremely important to us that you continue to get the support you need to successfully pursue your studies, regardless of how your teaching arrangements may change through the academic year. We fully appreciate that studying during a pandemic can be difficult.

While our campus resources, facilities and in-person teaching arrangements have operated in line with national and local restrictions, we also understand that some students have felt more comfortable accessing many resources from home and that others have been required to self-isolate for periods of time. To help with this we have increased our online provision and all students have access to:

We’re also keen to support students who, for whatever reason, do not have the necessary equipment to complete their studies online. As well as our annual University Hardship Fund, we currently have the additional support schemes in place:

  • Dongle scheme – students with insufficient data/broadband speed to undertake academic work remotely can apply for a mobile broadband “Mi-Fi” device, which will provide 4G access to the internet through a monthly data allowance. 
  • Laptop loan scheme – this scheme is designed to address the needs of students in digital poverty and will provide laptops for successful applicants.
  • Remote computer teaching service – provides access to specialised software and computing power for students to access remotely

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