Students’ technology needs push up costs

“First-year students need £3,500 (US$5,400) of ‘essential’ kit including a laptop and smartphone before embarking on their university career. A new study by technology website eXpansys reveals that parents and grandparents are often forced to pay for expensive goods, including broadband access and printers, to ensure freshers are prepared to begin their degree study …” (more)

[Fiona Macleod, University World News, 5 September]

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