Pupils given IT boost during school closures
A computer donation scheme has been accelerated to help pupils continue their studies during school closures.
The University has worked with the City of Edinburgh Council to support pupils across the city whose learning has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The computers were donated to help computing students in Edinburgh and Perth who do not have access to a computer at home.
The computer donation scheme was led by the University's Data Education in Schools team - part of the Data-Driven Innovation programme - and the PC Reuse Project which aims to reduce the environmental impact caused by disposing used computers.
By refurbishing old computers and donating them to good causes, the hope is to extend their life while providing benefits to the wider community.
Since the PC Reuse Project launched, more than 1,800 computers have been donated to charities and community groups in Edinburgh and the wider area.
The University is delighted to be loaning these computers to pupils to help them keep up their studies and improve their computing skills through the coronavirus closures.
The University of Edinburgh is collaborating with Heriot-Watt University to deliver the 10-year Data-Driven Innovation programme.
The initiative is a key part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal and aims to help organisations and all people benefit from the data revolution.