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Kasa
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It is evident that DSA aren’t going to fund me with a laptop anytime soon because of my belated application, and that, unfortunately, leaves me in heavy predicament. I was considering buying a Chromebook, but I am worried that will negate DSA handing me a laptop that will obviously be more specialised to handle such software.

What should I do? Wait for a new one or wait for DSA to fund me one..
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What course are you doing? Will not having a computer affect you a lot, or only a little?

No idea how long the DSA will take etc. but if you're doing something arts based (English, History etc.) then it might be better to get something, but if it's science particularly then i'd just wait and see. Your university will have computers available for you to use in the library, and potentially in the department as well.
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Depending what your disability is and your degree area e.g. Arts, Science, Education or Engineering; you may not receive a laptop as part of your DSA.
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(Original post by Nymthae)
What course are you doing? Will not having a computer affect you a lot, or only a little?

No idea how long the DSA will take etc. but if you're doing something arts based (English, History etc.) then it might be better to get something, but if it's science particularly then i'd just wait and see. Your university will have computers available for you to use in the library, and potentially in the department as well.
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Depending what your disability is and your degree area e.g. Arts, Science, Education or Engineering; you may not receive a laptop as part of your DSA.
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Contact the Disability unit at your intended Uni and see what advice/help they can offer about DSA and if there is any sort of laptop loan arrangement there.
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(Original post by Kasa)
It is evident that DSA aren’t going to fund me with a laptop anytime soon because of my belated application, and that, unfortunately, leaves me in heavy predicament. I was considering buying a Chromebook, but I am worried that will negate DSA handing me a laptop that will obviously be more specialised to handle such software.

What should I do? Wait for a new one or wait for DSA to fund me one..
Talk to your disability department. They can make suggestions and let you know whether you may be eligible or not and could possibly point you towards the loaned laptops if your uni has any.

I was in a similar situation and the university let me have a 24 hour laptop for a couple of weeks while I waited.

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Contact the Disability unit at your intended Uni and see what advice/help they can offer about DSA and if there is any sort of laptop loan arrangement there.
I have phoned them several times already and they still have not got in contact.

Goodness they are really bad..
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