We have a limited stock of King’s loan laptops and Mifi sticks (wifi dongles) that can be sent to students who do not have access to a laptop/computer or Wi-fi/internet to study online.
All students can request equipment. However, due to a limited stock we will be prioritising students who are in receipt of the King’s Living Bursary, are in a priority group or receive support from the King’s Disability Support Service.
To submit a request, please complete the Equipment loan for remote study form.
Please only submit the form if you really need the equipment so that we can support those most in need.
What happens next?
- Your request will be processed by the Student Success Team.
- After reviewing your application, if we're able to supply you with the equipment required we will pass your details onto our external suppliers.
- King’s will then contact you with an expected delivery date.
- You will need to show your King’s ID to sign for the delivery.
When will I need to return the equipment?
The equipment loan scheme has been extended until the end of the 2019-20 assessment period. When our campus is open again we will contact you on the email address provided. You will be expected to return the equipment to a King’s library within 2 weeks of receiving the email. If you are a final year student not returning to London we will arrange for the laptop to be collected from you.
Important update regarding MiFI sticks
Due to the extremely high demand for remote working equipment, our supplier is experiencing shortages of MiFi sticks. The King’s IT team are working hard to source more of MiFi sticks as soon as it's possible to do so.
In the meantime, if you have a mobile phone with internet access you may be able to use it as a WiFi hotspot to provide a more reliable internet source.
How can I use the data allowance on my phone to work online?
You can use your data allowance on your phone to work online, by tethering your mobile to your laptop or other devices, in order to access the internet. Depending on what phone you have, you'll need to follow a specific set of instructions.
To find out more about tethering to your Android, take a look at the guidance from How to Geek
To find out how to tether to your iPhone, take a look at the guidance from How to Geek
Important to Know: Before tethering from your phone, always check that you have enough of your data allowance left to go online. If you don't, you should get in touch with your mobile provider, and arrange to increase your data allowance. Using data beyond your monthly, contracted allowance can be very expensive.
- You should also check your current settings, so that you do not mistakenly use data outside your allowance, if you do not wish to do so. If you have any concerns or need further advice, please get in touch with your mobile provider.