Our priority is to provide you with a high-quality education which will involve a mix of on-site face to face and digital learning and teaching.

We recommend that you have your own laptop computer as there will be lots of online resources, recorded lectures and activities for you to engage with, to support your independent learning, both on and off campus.

Your first step is to discuss any special equipment or software requirements with your programme to ensure you have what you need from the start.

  • For most programmes, a Windows laptop is recommended with an Intel i5 processor with 8GB Ram.
  • For creative arts programmes e.g. music or media related courses an Apple MacBook may be more appropriate.
  • If you are studying computing or engineering subjects you may wish to consider a higher specification laptop to support your studies, for example an i7 processor with 16GB Ram.

Make sure your device has the latest system updates, anti-virus protection and is protected with a password or PIN code.

Remember you get access to free and discounted software including Microsoft Office, software to keep you safe online, and programme specific software.

If you do not have a laptop, when on campus, there are many PCs and Apple Macs to use in our study spaces. 

Long term laptop loan

We are offering a long-term laptop loan scheme for students who are unable to access the right IT equipment for them to digitally engage with their programme.

To qualify you must:

  • Be registered as a Christ Church Student, If you are joining us this year you can apply but the loan will not be issued until you have completed registration.
  • Have no access to a computer device of your own (including mac book/ipad)
  • Have no other access to specific financial support towards the cost of a computer e.g. Family or Disabled Students' Allowance.
  • Not have more than £350 disposable income within the month of application.

How to apply:

Please complete this form to be considered for the loan scheme and ensure that you read the Terms and Conditions. It can take up to two weeks to process. 

Please note that there is a limit on how many devices are available and are issued at the discretion of the University. 

For further enquiries and advice about support to access IT equipment please contact our Student Wellbeing Advisers on studentwellbeing@canterbury.ac.uk