Tablet FAQs

The Kick-Start Scheme electronic tablet devices FAQs

University College Birmingham is piloting the provision of tablets to selected groups of students. The pilot will help the University make decisions about how we can most effectively support our students to enable them to succeed and reach their full potential. The tablets, which come with a case and a keyboard, are configured to provide you with simple and easy access to a range of interactive technologies including the Student Portal, UCB’s Library Login, Canvas, Microsoft Office and a range of apps that we hope you will find useful whilst at UCB. Working in partnership with our students, UCB is committed to supporting our students to be successful at UCB. 


You must meet one of the following categories of eligibility criteria to qualify: 

Year 1 Sports Therapy students’ eligibility criteria:
Year 1 Early Childhood Studies
Progressing from a UCB College course to Higher Education study eligibility criteria:
Joining UCB from one of UCB’s partner schools/colleges eligibility criteria:
Why am I not eligible for a tablet?

Tablet Questions

Is it a loan? Do I have to give it back?
If I withdraw from my course do I have to give my tablet back?
What happens if I transfer from Sports Therapy / FdA Professional Studies in Childhood to a different programme?
What happens if I lose my tablet or it is stolen or accidentally damaged?
What if my tablet develops a fault?
How will I be supported in using my tablet?

Getting your Kick-Start electronic tablet

When do I collect my electronic tablet?

Other Queries

I have a query that isn’t answered in the FAQs, where can I find out the answer to my question?

If you have a query about your Kick-Start account that isn’t answered here please visit Student Services, Summer Row or email with your query. Our team will then either assist you with your enquiry about The Kick-Start Scheme or direct you to someone who can help.