posted 5th October 2017 at 9:00am
For many female students, periods can be financially challenging.
To help female students, your elected VP Welfare and Community, Connor has been working with the University to ensure that female sanitary products can be made available at a much lower cost.
Sanitary products are vital for the health and wellbeing of women and girls worldwide, and we appreciate that access to sanitary products is an essential requirement rather than a luxury.
Following a successful SU Campaign, we are pleased to inform you that with immediate effect, female sanitary products sold through the University Shop in the Minerva Building will be sold at cost, representing a price cut of between 20% and 38% depending on the product.
Whilst the University Shop cannot compete with the lower cost of major high street chains, the decision to sell sanitary products at cost demonstrates the University's commitment to put students first.
VP Welfare and Community, Connor Delany, said:
"It is great that the University is supporting this campaign, sanitary products are essential for all female students and I am pleased that the University is able to reduce the cost so significantly for students.
I will continue to campaign for free sanitary products, but the support we have received from the University this week is a huge step forward."
Please remember if you are a student and are experiencing financial difficultires, please do visit the SU Advice Centre. We understand that money-related issues can be very stressful and our advisors are always here to chat in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.