After the SRC worked with the University of Glasgow to provide free sanitary products to all UofG students a bill was passed by the Scottish Government to make this compulsory for all universities in Scotland.
The SRC are again working with the University to help them review the current processes and be best informed on how to make sanitary products available to all students, in the most accessible way. To do this, the SRC are running a consultation in the form of focus groups to best gauge a range of preferences on issues such as: what products are used, how and where they can be distributed and how to best spread awareness of the initiative. At the same time, we will be hoping to get input on access to single use contraception products such as condoms and femidoms, so the University can be best informed on distributing these on campus. To find out more about the consultation and be involved check out the event listings below.
In the meantime, products they can still be found in different bathrooms across campus and should be available nearby in most buildings. You can find a list of locations on the UofG Website.
Products available include traditional branded products, sustainable products and also reusable products from the supplier HeyGirls. HeyGirls was selected as out of all the possible companies making sustainable and reusable products it is the only one to provide a buy one give one scheme to help tackle period poverty in communities.
The reusable products are specifically available in the McIntyre Building from the SRC and also at pop-ups and from staff in both the QMU and GUU buildings.