Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art

Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art

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The Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Inclusion Scheme 2021/22 is in place to offer the long-term loan of GSA laptops to students to enable them to study online, where they may be unable to access this equipment otherwise due to financial hardship, digital exclusion, or other relevant circumstances.

The GSA is seeking to support students through the long-term loan of laptops and access to a standard suite of software for the duration of their studies at the GSA. This support is targeted at groups of students who will benefit most from this support and can evidence that requirement.

The scheme is open to full and part time undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at the GSA in 2021/22 who do not already have access to appropriate IT equipment for their studies. Eligible students will have been assessed by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) or other UK equivalent as being one of the following:

  • Having a household income of no more than £34,000
  • Care Experienced (anyone who has been, or is currently in care)
  • Students under 25 estranged from their parents

UK students will be have been assessed by Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) or other UK equivalent and be able to provide evidence in line with the above criteria. Please note that although all students are eligible to apply, those from outside the UK (and therefore have not been formally assessed by SAAS or other UK equivalent) must be able to produce evidence in support of their application that highlights economic hardship and lack of access in line with the above criteria.

Applications can be made via the online application form, which can be accessed here, or by request via email to digitalinclusion@gsa.ac.uk. Guidelines for application are available here.

Students should ensure they upload/forward copies of supporting evidence from SAAS or equivalent to ensure applications are dealt with in a timely manner.

There is a limited budget for the supply of laptops, so eligibility does not guarantee that students will receive a laptop although every effort will be made to support students in some capacity. Priority will be given to those on the lowest household income.