Ulster University has announced that during 2020/21 there will be a blended approach to teaching and learning.
It is important therefore for students to have access to technology that will enable them to access their courses.
In response to this, Widening Access and Participation, in partnership with the Development and Alumni Relations Office and Student Experience and Wellbeing have set up a Technology Fund to provide laptops for those students who will be least likely to be able to provide the technology themselves.
The fund is designed to support students with a household income below £19,203 (ie the threshold that would trigger payment of the Widening Access Bursary). As resources are limited the laptops will be allocated in stages to eligible groups of students using other criteria also, such as, the ranking of their permanent home address using the Northern Ireland Statistical and Research Agency’s Multiple Deprivation Index.
Please note that:
- Availability of this technology is severely limited, so we would ask that students only apply if they do not already have access to an appropriate device;
- If demand exceeds availability then the laptops will be distributed on a first come first served basis based on the time the application is received.
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All students who met the eligibility criteria should already have been invited to apply by set dates.
The fund has been closed for academic year 2020/21.