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Digital Provision Scheme

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Digital Provision Scheme

This scheme has been provided by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council to support learners at RGU by providing you with the necessary equipment to engage in remote online learning.

What is the Digital Provision Scheme?

The Digital Provision Scheme has been introduced by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council to support learners by providing students with the necessary equipment to engage in remote online learning. The scheme will allow for students who are in most need to apply for equipment in order to support remote online learning.


How the scheme works

We will assess your eligibility using the criteria in the Eligibility section and contact you if we need further evidence of meeting the eligibility criteria. If you are eligible, we will contact you with further details on how to collect your equipment. The scheme and its equipment are subject to availability and all equipment is owned by Robert Gordon University, where you will be ‘loaned’ this equipment for the duration of your time at RGU. 

Due to COVID-19, there is a very large demand for IT equipment, specifically with laptops, which means that, unfortunately ,we have been informed by the supplier that we will not receive the laptops until the end of November.

We realise this is not ideal as we want to issue laptops to students who require them, prior to any learning and teaching taking place. But the global pandemic has led to an unprecedented high demand for laptops and this therefore means we are not able to receive and distribute these until the end of November (exact date to be confirmed).

If you have any questions about the scheme, please email: Access@rgu.ac.uk.


Apply 

You can apply to the scheme using this application form.


Eligibility

To be eligible for the scheme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a registered Home or Rest of the UK student
  • Your current annual household income is below £34,000
  • If you are in receipt of discretionary/hardship funding or other social benefits such as Universal Credit
  • You must be an enrolled student on a full or part-time course at RGU

You will not be eligible to receive the full relevant allowance in this policy if you already receive and will continue to receive funding from a different source to provide access to online learning such as:

  • Through the Connecting Scotland Initiative (or classed as a disabled student who are in receipt of an allowance, such as the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) or Additional Support Needs (ASN) funding, that covers the purchase of the necessary technology the students require to support their own additional support needs).

Contact us 

If you have any questions about the Digital Provision Scheme, please email us at: access@rgu.ac.uk

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