Freshers need £3500 of "essential" equipment…

Anthony Catterson, eXpansys chief executive, said: "Clearly, the lives and associated costs for the average university student have changed dramatically in the last ten years. "In 2010 a laptop and a smartphone capable of accessing the internet and social media are no longer seen as luxuries - they are considered essential student kit; as essential as stationary, pots, pans and bedding. "The cost of going to university is huge for any student and, for many…