Protect Your Bubble Looks At How Student Computer Use Has Changed

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A recent survey indicates that over 85% of students regularly used their own computer, with less than 5% regularly using those found on campus.

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It’s now more likely than ever that students will have their own computer, rather than relying on rooms supplied by the university or college.

A recent survey by UCAS indicated that over 85% of students regularly used their own computer, with less than 5% regularly using those found on campus. It may not come as too much of a surprise, but PCs take the lion’s share of student computers, with laptops making up the bulk. This makes sense when you consider the likelihood of students moving house, visiting parents and relatives, or even taking laptops into university with them.

There are still a good proportion of students using desktop computers though, while Macs, both laptop and desktop also have a strong presence among the student community.

The current survey suggests that less than 1% of students own a tablet computer. Whether these changes as the devices begin to grow in popularity and accessibility remains to be seen. A tablet computer would seem like a more convenient item to use in lectures and classrooms, rather than lugging around a heavy laptop computer.

One of the most interesting findings of the UCAS survey is that over 43% of students bought (or had bought for them) a new computer before starting university. A remaining 23% were hoping to upgrade or buy a new model at some point during their studies. With so many students owning brand new computers, it’s important to ensure that adequate insurance is purchased. As students are also incredibly likely to be carrying around laptop and tablet computers around with them, it’s even more important.

It’s unusual for student accommodation to come with contents insurance as standard, and student’s belongings may not be covered by parental or family insurance once a student has moved away from home.

Protect Your Bubble is a specialist provider of cheap laptop insurance, covering for all manner of problems including breakdown, accidental damage, theft, water damage and cracked screens. Gadget insurance is also available for tablet computers and other personal computers.

About Protect your bubble:
Protect your bubble is a specialist online gadget insurance provider, offering low-cost insurance cover for iPhones, Smartphones, iPads, laptops, tablet PC’s and more. Quotes can be obtained for your gadgets via the following URLs:
Gadget Insurance: http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/gadget-insurance/
Laptop Insurance: http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/li-laptop-insurance.html
iPad Insurance: http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/ipad-insurance.html

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