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  • 10 score
    14 voters

    Replace Laptop Lockers With a System That Works

      The laptop loans system currently employed at the university is non-functional and falls far blow the standard required by the students. When a laptop loan is required, it can take up to half an hour to actually release a laptop, including the time taken to search the building for a locker which is currently functional. The system is unnecessarily complex, and relies too heavily on unreliable software which is not maintained and assessed properly. The laptop lockers do not release laptops when the proper process is carried out, while still accusing students of having loaned laptops, for which they are financially responsible. When the IT team have been informed of this issue, they are either unwilling or unable to solve it. This leaves students searching the building for a locker that works, while being threatened with fines up to the entire value of the laptop. This entire system is a disgrace. It does not function as required, and therefore should be immediately scrapped in favour of a more reliable analogue system. While it is in place, students who need to borrow laptops are unfairly disadvantaged, which is a clear case of discriminatory practices.
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