Student Opinion: Reuse and rental of electronics

We asked students their views on reusing, repairing and renting electronics whilst they are at university...

As part of NUS' monthly Student Opinion omnibus survey, 1105 students in higher education showed a significant gap in reuse and repair behaviour, for example:

  • 24% say it is very much like them to fix or repair things the own rather than throw away or buy replacements
  • 34% say it is very much like them to look for things that will be long lasting when buying things like electronics and clothes
  • However 56% say they would be interested in a rental, repair and maintenance service for electronic good used during the academic year
  • 45% say they (or parents / guardians) spent £250 or less on new items to take with them when they started university

See the full data here.