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University of Bath

Supporting you to access technology

Find out about your options for accessing the technology you need for your course.

Purchasing a Laptop

You may wish to purchase your laptop from IT Purchasing. To ensure that you have ongoing access to your laptop, consider purchasing a maintenance package and make sure your laptop and other devices are insured.

Early Payment of Bursaries

If you are a new first year undergraduate student receiving a Bath Bursary or Gold Scholarship, we will make an early payment of £500 to support your purchase of technology before teaching starts. In order to receive this payment you must have completed Registration On Line and all of the administrative tasks associated with accepting the bursary or scholarship including provided the University with your bank details by 20 September 2020.

Short Term Interest Free Loan

If you would like to purchase a laptop, but are awaiting your next loan/stipend instalment or would prefer to spread the cost through the year, you can apply for a short term interest free loan to support your purchase of a laptop.

Hardship Fund

If you are unable to afford the technology that you need to access your course, then please apply to the University of Bath Hardship Fund . The application will look at your overall expenditure and income and will make an award based on overall need.

Laptop Loan

If your laptop is temporarily unavailable, for example if it is undergoing repair, if you are waiting for a new laptop to be delivered or you are awaiting a hardship fund application review, DDAT have laptops which are available for loan.