SERC loans 700 computers to students

SERC COMPUTERS RI Farm
DELIVERY: Ready to deliver another batch of computers to students are Joanne White (Lisburn), Nicola Newell (Bangor) and Stephen George (Newtownards).

SOUTH Eastern Regional College (SERC) has loaned 700 computers to students to ensure they can continue their studies online during the pandemic.

Ken Webb, Principal and Chief Executive of SERC, said: “This year has presented many challenges for students but we are determined that students should not be disadvantaged due to lack of equipment or access to software in order to continue with their studies. When we went into the first lockdown, SERC remained open and online, upskilling staff and students so that our business of training and education could continue.”

He added: “The college has prepared and issued 700 PCs to date. Our IT and support teams are organising equipment for collection or, if necessary, delivery, for students across our catchment area. We have reconfigured all our computer suites so that students and staff can adhere to social distancing and that means we have removed computing equipment which is being distributed to students who need support.”

Ken concluded: “At SERC we are keen that our students focus on the future, by continuing with their studies, working to gain the qualifications and training that will give them the best chance in the market place – whether they wish to secure employment or further their studies – ready to be part of the next generation of professionals to support the economic recovery.”

n Be part of the next generation of professionals. Visit www.serc.ac.uk to find out about webinar online open evenings, 4.30pm to 8pm, from Monday to Thursday, November 23-26.

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