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A University in the UK is lending Microsoft Surface computers to poor students so they can buy them cheaply after graduation

via:凤凰网     time:2022/6/21 20:01:23     readed:67

Middlesbrough College in the UK is lending Surface devices to its full-time students in an effort to combat digital poverty on campus, according to Microsoft.

From the start of the new term in September, Middlesbrough College has promised new Surface devices to around 4,500 full-time freshmen. When students graduate from university, they can choose to buy the device at the lowest cost, but details of the cost are not disclosed.

Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive of Middlesbrough Academy, said students and teachers liked using Microsoft Teams. They wanted a reliable device with a long battery life, which is why the university administration chose the Surface. However, it is unclear which Surface devices will be loaned to students, but it is likely that the latest Surface Laptop Go 2 will be available to students.

IT House understands that this is part of Middlesbrough College's five-year digital strategy to provide technology to all students so that they can learn anytime, anywhere. In addition to loaning Surface devices, the five-year digital strategy will also ensure online security and improve business productivity through Microsoft 365.

The college will not only provide Microsoft devices and services for students and faculty, but is also looking to work with local broadband providers to ensure free broadband connections for students who do not have access to Wi-Fi at home.

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