Welfare and Campaigns Officer Chloe Wynne has successfully lead a motion for the Students Union to provide free sanitary products to students. The products will be available from the Welfare Office in SUHQ following reports that students were taking birth control pills in order to avoid the cost of buying menstrual care products, and that campus-based outlets which sell sanitary products are unethically making a profit from the sale of unavoidable necessities.
HCW learns that Chloe began the campaign when she was Women’s Officer last academic year; working with Luke Pilot and the former LGBTQUA+ Officer Rachel Buckley-Taylor in order to draft a motion on accessible periods, which was then passed by the Student’s Union Council before being voted on at an All-Students meeting.
‘It was very much a procedural win,’ Chloe tells us ‘there wasn’t any resistance from the SU, it just hadn’t been on anyone’s radar before’.
The passing of the motion comes as a great success for Chloe, SU Democracy and for all the students who will benefit from the free sanitary products.
A copy of the motion can be found here: