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HIGHBURY College has given out 100 laptops to its A-level and full-time students to help with their studies.

As well as having access to thousands of apps, at the end of their course the students will be allowed to keep their devices.

IT director at Highbury Paul Rolfe is optimistic about the scheme.

He said: ‘We recognise the impact that making use of digital technologies can have on the way you learn, and prepares you for future study and work.

‘We believe having your own device, pre-loaded with the right software and with access to our wireless network, will enable students to make the most of their experience at Highbury.’

The initiative is part of Highbury College’s Digital Futures strategy, which aims to transform education programmes through investment in IT.

Other pioneering projects are under way to help students learn in new ways through technology and prepare them for the next step in their careers.