Lobbying for the Removal of Weekend Room Fees for Large-Scale Events

January 21, 2020

Written by Tom.

 

Lobbying for the Removal of Weekend Room Fees for Large-Scale Events

 

Student Groups are able to book out space on campus via our online booking form here.

 

We are able to book University Rooms for free for Student Groups between 9am and 9.30pm on weekdays, with the University now requiring an additional £18 per hour for weekend bookings. This is to cover the additional cost of opening up buildings that are typically shut down for the weekend.

 

Students can still make the most of free room hire on weekends in Student Central between 9am-10pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun), and between 9am-midnight in the Brynmor Jones Library. We are continuing to explore what additional space we can offer in our building with an update on this coming very soon.

 

While the number of weekend bookings is minimal, we will be working closely with the Estates Team at the University to make sure Student Groups are accommodated. In exceptional circumstances, with large scale events such as the 24hr Charity Takeover of Wilberforce, I’ve lobbied the Director of Estates to agree to waive these fees for a small number of events, given that this is agreed in advance.

 

If you have an event coming up that will be affected, please contact [email protected] to agree on how to proceed.