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Students own 2k worth of gadgets

Tuesday July 23rd 2013

Tablets, netbooks, online journals and digital textbooks are the must-have technology for today's university students, according to new research.

The survey, conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS), found that the average student takes £2,266.91 worth of technology to university with them.

The poll of over 1,700 students found that while 96% of students have a laptop or netbook and nine out of ten have a smartphone, just one in five (20%) own a TV and 17% have a stereo.

The average student will have £1,328.96 worth of physical items such as phones and £715.07 worth of music. Today's students will also have £98 worth of online journals and £124.88 worth of digital textbooks.

The research also found that 58% of students will spend between one and four hours a day on their mobile phone and the same amount of time socialising face-to-face.

The increasing use of technology by students highlights the need for the right insurance policy to cover the items in the event of theft or an accident.

Copyright Press Association 2013