We are providing free sanitary products to everyone who has a menstrual cycle!
The Scottish Government has pledged more than £5 million to provide free sanitary products to pupils and students in schools, colleges, and universities.
Strath Union has been at the forefront of this initiative and was one of the first students’ unions to start offering free sanitary products to every student who needs them. We are proud to work alongside the Scottish Government in a bid to end period poverty and we want all our students to have access to the products they need.
Sanitary towels and tampons are available throughout campus for free. There are Regular and Overnight towels and Regular and Super tampons. The products are for everyone: from students who are struggling to afford to buy them, to those that forgot to bring a spare, or others that may just have been caught short – please take them and use them!
Full packets can be ordered for free
from the Strath Union online shop
, with the order ready to collect within two days. You can pick up your order from the Welcome Desk on Level 7 between 9am-8pm on weekdays - discreet packaging is provided. Single products are available in a variety of buildings throughout campus. Full packets and single products can be found in The Advice Hub
on Level 7.
If you ever need sanitary products, simply take what you need from one of our many dispensers throughout campus - we want you to use them. Please dispose of your products properly once they are used. Sanitary bins can be found in most cubicles in the women’s and gender-neutral toilets across campus.
If you have any queries about using sanitary products, please contact our Advice Hub
who can answer your questions.