Digital Support Fund

Students experiencing financial hardship can get funding for IT equipment to help you engage with your studies.

The University has invested in a Digital Support Fund to assist financially vulnerable students who may be struggling to fully engage with online learning at the University with their existing IT equipment or connectivity.

This fund may be able to help you if you need assistance to purchase a laptop and/or related IT equipment or costs to enable you to undertake your studies.

The Digital Support Fund will provide successful applicants with a standard contribution of up to £350 towards a laptop.

Students on certain courses within the School of Geographical Sciences or School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths (SCEEM) requiring higher specification equipment will receive a contribution of up to £500. This also applies to students on the Aerospace Engineering (BEng and MEng) courses.

What we can help with

We may be able to help you meet the costs of online learning. We could make a contribution towards the cost of:

  • buying a laptop
  • wifi and internet connectivity.

The fund cannot be used to help pay for tuition fees.

Who can apply

Any current student experiencing financial hardship is eligible to apply for funding. This includes:

  • UK and international students
  • undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • full-time and part-time students

How to apply

Students who believe that they need financial help to purchase IT equipment can apply online.

Funding enquiries or money worries

Funding queries:

Call our Student Services:
+44 (0)117 428 3000

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