Students’ Union launches new campus shops

April 14th, 2016

The Students’ Union has partnered with SPAR to reinvent its on-campus shops this Easter – don’t miss the official launch on Monday 18 April!

The change follows feedback in student surveys which found that students wanted a branded shop offering on campus. The new shops, in the Portland Building, University Park and the Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, give students a much wider choice and better range of products, with offers being expanded to include healthier choices alongside more conventional student products.

The greatly improved shopping experience will hopefully encourage more students to shop there more regularly, as a selection of fresh produce, competitively priced ‘meal deals’ and healthy options are available. There will also be regular opportunities for the students to maximise their budget with carefully selected and targeted seasonal offers, offering choice and value for money that is comparable to other branded competitors. With these changes ensuring students are getting the best deals, student satisfaction with the SU Shops should improve dramatically over the coming months.

All profits generated by the shop are reinvested into the work of the Students’ Union. Kristian Bennett, Shops Manager said: “We have seen a definite shift in the attitude of the student population over recent years, with increasing importance being placed on opportunities to stay healthy, as well as great value for money. We’re excited about the new partnership with SPAR because it allows us to offer really great value, while also providing students with healthy alternatives that won’t break the bank.”

The new shops opened their doors for the first time on Tuesday 5 April and the shop has already seen a fantastic uplift in sales. A grand opening is scheduled to take place on Monday 18 April to coincide with the return of the students from their Easter break.

The grand opening will feature free stuff from Monster (energy drinks), Naked (coconut drinks), Propercorn (flavoured popcorn) and more, throughout the day. So make sure you don’t miss out on the freebies, and get yourselves down to the Portland Building on Monday 18th!

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