Period Poverty

Period Poverty

What is this campaign about?

Periods are bloody expensive. The average person spends approximately £11 per 28-day cycle on sanitary products - that works out about £128 per year.

Over half of all the students at City menstruate every month. To put this further into context, that is over half of you on campus spending more than £128 a year on sanitary products. Once you put this into alongside student fees, accommodation prices and inflating transport that is a lot of extra cost to incur.

Around the world period poverty is an obstacle for far too many people. That’s why this year your SU President, Tuna has created a plan to help students on campus and people in our local community tackle period poverty.

What is the purpose of the project?

  Campaign objective Campaign Progress
1 To lobby for the University to provide free/ tax free sanitary items to students who need them

Working on it - the Union are continuing to lobby the University to provide free/tax sanitary items through the relevant channels.

2 To tackle period poverty by selling sanitary items at cost price at the SU Reception and Shop  We current sell cost price and sustainable sanitary products in our SU shop.
3 To support the charity 'Bloody Good Period' by organising donations of pads and tampons at least twice a year  
Working on it - Facilitating a donation drive in Global Goals week (4-8 November) to support the charity ‘Bloody Good Period’
4 To raise awareness of sustainable sanitary product options to students Working on it - we'll be telling you about this in Global Goals week.


Get in touch

If you are interested in hearing more about this work, or want to get involved you can email Tuna, Tanjin and Kayleigh your Student Officers leading this campaign.