Laptop Loan Scheme

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City Laptop Loan Scheme 2022/23 

The City laptop loan scheme is open for students to submit a loan request. Please note, applications for a loan of a laptop will be added to a waiting list and if laptops become available we will contact students (please see list of priority groups below).

Eligibility and Priority Groups

To be eligible for a laptop loan you must meet the criteria below:

  • You must be a Home (UK) student and meet the Residency Criteria.
  • You must be an enrolled student.

Register for a laptop - Register your request for a laptop

In order to register for a laptop, you will need your student reference number.  This can be found in your College website account which you created when you applied to City.

Where the demand for laptops is greater than the supply available, we will prioritise the following student categories:

  • Full time students.
  • Those with additional support needs such as a disability or care experienced student.
  • Those from low-income families (we may require evidence of your funding status).

The following are examples of types of laptops and software that will be required for your course and that the College can provide through this loan scheme:

  • Type 1: entry level for basic applications. 
    Example: CPU i5, RAM 8gb,  Storage 256gb SSD, GPU Intel XE (equiv), Display 14", Camera 720p HD
  • Type 2: mid-range level with more storage and faster processing.  
    Example: CPU i7, RAM 32gb,  Storage 512gb SSD, GPU Intel XE (equiv), Display 15.6", Camera 720p HD
  • Type 3: higher range specification for computing, digital and gaming courses. 
    Example: CPU i9, RAM 64gb,  Storage 1TB SSD, GPU `Discrete (RTX equiv), Display 15.6", Camera 1080p FHD

This scheme is limited and operated subject to availability. All loan equipment is owned by City of Glasgow College.  

We will be in touch with applicants with further information.

Terms and Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions represent an agreement between City of Glasgow College (the College) and you (the student).
  2. Loan of a laptop will be made to eligible students subject to availability.
  3. Students must have enrolled and accepted the College’s Terms and Conditions of Admissions.
  4. Upon collection of the laptop, the student will ensure that it is in full working order and in good condition. The student is responsible for returning the laptop to the College in the same condition as when they borrowed it.
  5. Students should return the laptop upon request from the College, or immediately where a student withdraws or is excluded from their course.
  6. Failure to return a laptop when requested will result in the student being invoiced for the full replacement cost of the laptop and we may place a hold on graduation until the laptop is returned.
  7. Students who damage or lose the loan laptop will be charged for the repair or replacement costs and will be ineligible for further equipment loans.
  8. Any laptop loaned by the College is for the sole use of the enrolled student for academic purposes only. It is not to be loaned to any third party or family member.
  9. In agreeing to these terms and conditions you will abide by the College’s IT Acceptable Use Policy.
  10. The College’s decision on the allocation of laptops in accordance with eligibility criteria and priority groups is final. There is no appeals process.