College hands out more laptops to help students stay online

Published: February 11, 2021

Telford College is handing out another 249 laptops to help vulnerable or disadvantaged students stay connected while studying at home.

The laptops are being delivered to students in receipt of bursaries, on outreach programmes, or deemed to be disadvantaged or vulnerable.

It will take the total number of laptops distributed by the college since the first Covid-19 lockdown to around 350.

It is all part of the college’s ‘blended learning’ timetable, which has been adapted to allow students to divide their studies between time on campus, when permitted, while also working at home.

Jon Greenway | Desktop Support Engineer | Laptops | Telford College

Desktop support engineer Jon Greenway preparing the latest Telford College laptops for dispatch

David Candlin, the college’s director of estates and IT, said: “We are pleased to have been granted these latest 249 laptops by the Department for Education.

“This will now enable us to support a greater number of disadvantaged students, and students struggling with access to technology.”

The laptops are also available to students in receipt of bursaries, and learners on the college’s Aspire outreach programme.

A guide to online learning resources has been created for students, and can be found at www.telfordcollege.ac.uk/remote-study-resources.