To be eligible for a laptop you must be registered as a full or part-time student in 2020-21 and be from one of the designated 'disadvantaged' groups eligible under this government scheme. Eligibility will be on a needs basis and in accordance with the guidelines. UL must be satisfied that a student who receives a device under this grant has demonstrated the financial need for the device to access their programme of study - e.g. they or their family do not have the means to purchase such a device themselves. In deciding which students should receive a device, institutions are required to allocate them on the basis of the target groups identified in the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015 - 2021:
Students registered with a disability at UL or who have accessed UL through DARE and who can demonstrate a financial need
Further Education Award holders - i.e. those who have entered UL via QQI/FET pathways and demonstrate a need
Members of the Traveller and/or Roma communities
Other ethnic minorities, asylum seekers or University of Limerick Sanctuary students domiciled in Ireland
Any combination of one or more of the above.