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Important to know:
If you are experiencing problems with funding, you may be eligible to apply for the King’s Hardship Fund. Take a look at the King’s Hardship Fund 2020-21 webpage for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

 

Equipment loans for remote study
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 WiFi/internet, and who meet the eligibility criteria set out below. 
 
 
Due to the limited stock remaining for the 20/21 academic year, we are able to meet requests only from students who are in receipt of the King’s Living Bursary, are in a priority group (Sanctuary Scholar, care experienced, estranged from your parents), and/or receive support from the King’s Disability Support Service.
 
 
How do I submit a request?
To submit a request, please complete the Equipment loan for remote study form. Please only submit the form only if you meet the criteria outline above.

 

What happens next?

  • After reviewing your application, if we're able to supply you with the equipment required we will pass your details onto our external suppliers.

  • You will receive a ticket from the IT Service Desk with your order confirmation.

  • You will need to show your King’s ID to sign for the delivery.

 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the IT Service Desk

 

When will I need to return the equipment?
IT will be in touch when your equipment needs to be returned. 
 
 
MiFi sticks
Due to the extremely high demand for remote working equipment, our supplier is experiencing shortages of MiFi sticks. We will do our best to get one to you as soon as possible.

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. 

Android 
To find out more about tethering to your Android, take a look at the guidance from How to Geek 

iPhone 
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.

 


Laptop loans on campus
Laptop loan cabinets can be found in all the campus libraries and as a King's student you can borrow a laptop for one week. You will need to book a collection slot at your chosen library to both borrow and return a library laptop. Find out more about borrowing a laptop at a library.