Archery Society left in ‘very difficult situation’ after losing access to university venue

The University of Lincoln’s Archery Society has been left without a place to practice at, after they were informed that they could no longer use their previous venue on the university’s Riseholme Campus.

Over 200 people signed up to the society during Freshers’ Week in September, but the group are still yet to hold their first event. Photo: University of Lincoln’s Archery Society.

Around 200 students signed up to the society during Freshers’ Week, and the news has meant that the group are still yet to hold their first taster event.

Becca Marrows, President of the Archery Society, said the decision has left them in a ‘very difficult situation’.

“It came out of the blue, after I had been chasing them for weeks. It’s been causing stress and frustration on our committee as well as members who have paid their membership,” she said.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the University of Lincoln said: “We’re always keen to support the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies where we can. We were happy to offer use of the space at Riseholme last year.”

“We have to take into account all requests for the use of space which come through, with priority given for teaching and learning and research, and the whole building is being used for these purposes over this academic year.

“As a consequence it is unfortunately unavailable for the society to use,” they said.

The university is now working with the Students’ Union to help find an alternative space – either on-campus or externally – for the society to continue their practices.

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