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At Renewed we provide reliable refurbished IT to customers in a wide range of sectors, including the education sector. For over 24 years we have worked closely with schools, colleges and universities to supply refurbished IT equipment across the UK.

Choosing to purchase refurbished IT from Renewed is beneficial to your setting in several important ways:

  • Cost-effective; with an average 40% saving versus new

  • Sustainable; reducing your e-waste and carbon footprint to meet your CSR and ESG targets

  • High-quality and reliable; each machine is rigorously tested and includes a 12-month warranty

  • True-purpose supply; our expert team will work with you to define the true purpose of your IT needs to source correct equipment.

A significant proportion of educational resources are now digital, so secure access to online educational resources through ICT is critical. We know that each year budgets are cut or need to cover more and more areas of investment. Budgetary constraints completely dictate the volume and quality of resources a setting can provide, therefore making an average saving of up to 40% on IT purchases could make a significant impact for you.

Choosing to purchase refurbished desktops, laptops, and iPad for your setting, will allow you to buy the high quality, reliable IT equipment needed, without having to compromise; meaning we can help you to give every young person the opportunity to access their learning.

Is refurbished IT more cost-efficient for the education sector?

Due to lack of awareness of refurbished IT hardware, many schools, colleges, and universities still choose to buy new IT equipment, instead of making the switch to refurbished. By working with Renewed, our education customers have made significant savings on their ICT suite upgrades.

With an average 40% saved versus the price of buying new equipment, you can make your budget work harder and smarter; reinvest the saving into another area, purchase more equipment to provide more students with access or purchase higher specification machines.

Our Impact with education customers

Oldershaw Academy  needed to upgrade and improve their IT provision but their budget didn’t stretch to 80 new desktops. Having been introduced to the option of refurbished IT equipment, Network Manager, Keith Hallam worked with our specialist team to provide 80 refurbished Dell desktops. By choosing refurbished equipment Keith was able to upgrade all three computer rooms for the price of one, saving them £48,000.

‘I think we need to raise awareness of the role refurbished systems can play in the education sector, especially given the huge cost savings they provide, which can free up the budget for other resources needed elsewhere.’ Keith Hallam, Network Manager, Oldershaw Academy

The environmental impact of IT equipment

Not only will refurbished IT equipment save significant spend, it also has a big impact on the environment. Millions of new computers are being purchased each year, resulting in millions of metric tons of e-waste going to landfill and the continued depletion of the earth’s resources.

Most education settings, businesses and organisations have environmental policies and targets to meet. By choosing refurbished laptops rather than new, there is a 39-50% reduction in environmental impact*. When you work with our expert team, we make the switch to refurbished IT more cost-effective, kinder to the environment and risk free with our 12-month warranty.

There really is no time like the present to make the switch to refurbished IT and realise the myriad benefits to your setting, your budgets, and the environment. If you would like to know more, get in touch with our team on +44 (0) 1428 707900