The Access Office operates a confidential and professional service to encourage and support prospective students and current full time students to engage and participate fully in student life at South East Technological University.
- Learner Disability and Learner Support Policy
- Carlow Access Programme for CAO applicants
- DARE - Disability Access Route to Education
- Disability Supports
- Financial Supports and Student Assistance Fund
SETU Carlow Laptop Loan Scheme
SETU Carlow operates a scheme for the long-term loan of laptops. Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Laptop Loan Scheme is aimed at supporting disadvantaged students to access laptops for academic work learning. In accordance with Government guidelines, eligibility criteria applies, and priority will be given to students from specific target groups. Funding is also available to eligible students through a means tested application to the Student Assistance Fund to help with costs associated with internet connectivity.
Laptop Loan Scheme
Who is eligible to apply for a laptop loan?
Students will be advised of how to apply once they commence their course of study at SETU Carlow. All registered students, both full-time and part-time, studying on a programme of not less than one year in duration leading to a major award and who do not have access to a laptop can apply. In accordance with Government guidelines, priority will be given to the following:
- Students who are experiencing socio-economic barriers
- First-time mature students on low incomes
- Students with disabilities
- Lone parents
- Students who are from an ethnic minorities
- Students who are members of the Traveller or Roma communities
Who is not eligible?
- Persons who are not normally resident in Ireland or the EU are not eligible for the Laptop Loan Scheme. Students who are not taking a programme which is leading to a full SETU Carlow award (e.g. those taking single modules only) are not eligible for the Laptop Loan Scheme.
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their SUSI grant or means-tested social welfare payment to prove eligibility, or be registered with the University’s Access Office as having a disability.