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We want to encourage students to access products confidently, reducing the associated stigma. So, products are placed on surfaces in the general toilet area, often near the sink area.
This applies to all male, female and gender-neutral toilets. Dispensers are fixed to walls in accessible toilets.
Click here for a breakdown of the toilets you can find products in, by building:
Heavy pads from Hey Girls- 100% plastic free and free from chlorine and bleach.
Regular cardboard applicator tampons from TOTM- 100% organic cotton and free from fragrance, chlorine, and bleach.
We chose this combination based on feedback from our initial survey in the hope that it will meet as many students needs as possible as well as covering period flows from light to heavy.
Our recycled plastic dispensers from TOTM have been chosen following consultation with Health & Safety and Campus Services on the most appropriate dispensers to use at this time, to safeguard students’ health and wellbeing.
They are open and transparent, so that students can take products with minimal contact with the dispensers or other products in them.
Protect yourself and person after you; Please try not to rummage around for products and either wash or sanitise your hands before or after taking products.
Additional consideration was taken when deciding where to place dispensers in male toilets. Our intention was to place dispensers inside cubicles for more discreet access.
Unfortunately, following consultation with Health and Safety, this will not be possible at this time and dispensers have been placed on surfaces in the general toilet area. We treat your health and wellbeing as a priority and want you to access products in the safest way possible.
If this method of accessing products isn’t working for you or you would like to bring our attention to any issues regarding access, please email Josie Ball (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also let us know in the final survey we will be launching for feedback on the scheme and campaign.
What’s the point in having period products but nowhere to dispose of them? A sanitary bin will now be available in a cubicle in each of the toilets containing period products. They will generally be placed in the left-hand cubicle in each toilet.
Campus Services will be replenishing products daily. However, it is the responsibility of students to report low stock beyond this. Please contact the helpdesk to report low stock or empty dispensers:
We're currently working on Phase 2 of distribution which includes Wrexham campus. They will be situated in a mix of male, female, accessible and gender neutral toilets in Cambien 1, 2 and the Library and will be added to the list of toilets when distributed.
We're currently working on Phase 2 of distribution which includes Ocean Sciences. They will be situated in a mix of male, female, accessible and gender neutral toilets in Craig Mair, Fish Lab and Westbury Mount and will be added to the list of toilets when distributed.