‘Digital poverty’ could lead to lost generation of university students, vice-chancellors say

Higher education bodies tell Gavin Williamson little has been done to help disadvantaged students access remote learning

Tens of thousands of university students in England need urgent help to stop “digital poverty” from hindering their studies during lockdown, according to a group of vice-chancellors and higher education bodies.

While the government has provided laptops and other devices to disadvantaged school pupils and college students in England, the group says university students have been ignored, with little or nothing done to help them access remote learning while campuses are off-limits.

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