25/04/2018 - Message from Jennie Watts, President of Welfare & Community:by
"We just wanted to provide a little bit of rationale and background about why we’ve done the initiative in this way. As a student union we have limited funds to purchase endless supplies of sanitary products, what we have provided for free has been extremely expensive to HUU. We have found with the free condoms that some people take advantage of the service by taking numerous packs which then prevent other people from accessing them. The only reason we are able to sustain this offer is due to the fact we receive a regular (yet limited) supply of condoms from MESMAC each week. We want every student to be able to access free sanitary products, however it needs to be provided in a sustainable way. I can appreciate that it can be embarrassing so I would love to meet and have a chat with you about how we can make the process of asking for them more discrete. Please email [email protected] to arrange."