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Students arrange for change to be made available across campus

Ever struggled to get change for the bus, launderette or a parking meter on campus? Thanks to the efforts of two students and Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF) have agreed to make change available at York House in addition to that already available at the Park Village and Northfield launderettes and the Stanmer Court Porters Office.

The change came about as the result of students, who were fed up of not having access to change in areas where it was clearly badly needed, asking for the provision of change via the Students' Union and via SEF's, 'Hype' project, which asked students what they would change about campus. By raising the issue with the Students' Union - elected officers were able to talk to SEF and the University to agree the introduction of these facilities at the given locations.

One of the students involved in making this change happen, Kyle, had this to say about how this will make life more convenient for students on campus:

"I work on the on-campus Co-op and regularly saw students come in desperate for change for laundry. Sometimes we could help and sometimes we couldn't, so it made me think why hasn't anyone made the effort to at least address this? I'm glad the change has been made, students now don't have to wait for ages to get change in Co-op, we don't run out of change, and we will probably see a lot more cleaner students"

This is just a sole example of how you can help make change happen for the student body! If you want us to take a stance on an issue close to you or want help in getting something that would benefit you and your peers: you can start your own petition: or contact the Chair of the council to get your issue discussed at the next Council meeting (which you're welcome to attend!) on 6th February 6pm in Jubilee 155.

The Students' Union thrives on students having an active voice, so we're always ready to listen if you think we can help you make a difference.

Get involved. Be part of making change happen for students.

Updated to reflect the fact that change was previously available at Park Village and Northfield launderettes and the Stanmer Court Porters Office

 

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