OCF commissioned Oxford University’s Student Consultancy to measure the size of the digital exclusion problem and consider solutions – including the role of the University in these.

Key insights from one of the reports included an estimate of the number of school students without access to a device – over 9,300 in Oxfordshire; the potential donation pipeline – 39% of Oxford University students have an unused device; and the ease of the refurbishment process. This led to recommendations around a local network of collaboration to create a scale and long-term support.

The Student Consultancy is a unique programme run by the Careers Service at Oxford University, offering students the opportunity to work on a real business challenge and prove their consulting and teamwork skills.

Publication Date: September, 2020

Author: External

Topic: Digital

Grographic Area: Oxfordshire