Free sanitary products for every student

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. The products are for everyone: from students who are struggling to afford to buy them, to those that forgot to bring a spare – please take them and use them!"

Sanitary towels and tampons are available throughout campus for free. There are Regular/Overnight towels and Regular/Super tampons.

- 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 - check the map below for a full list of location.
- 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 responsibly once they are used. Sanitary bins can be found in most cubicles in the women’s and gender-neutral toilets across campus.

Map of dispensers on Campus

If you have any queries about using sanitary products, please contact our Advice Hub who can answer your questions.

Dispose of sanitary products responsibly

Our loo rules:

We dispose of waste efficiently. Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper.

- Sanitary products > sanitary disposal bins
- Hand towels > bathroom bins
- Toilet paper > down the toilet
- Anything else > recyclingStrath Union, The Scottish Government, University of Strathclyde

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