The university shop is relocating from the GCW Library to the main building, and will be expanding its services to offer “day to day items such as milk, stationery, note pads and pens to ‘on the go’ refreshments, toiletries, and much more,” according to Lincoln Students’ Union.

The shop will be located in the area currently occupied by Enterprise@Lincoln. It will be in direct competition with the Atrium café, which already offers some of the items the shop will sell.  Moving the shop and increasing its services have been on the agenda for a few years, with past Presidents using the shop issue as a manifesto pledge. The University has never approved the idea, but has now given the green light.

A statement from the Students’ Union said: “The University of Lincoln Students’ Union has been actively working in partnership with the University Commercial Facilities over the summer to develop an excellent standard to services offered to students across all campuses…. The services offered by the University to students are a big part of the SU’s aims for this year and will see phase one being placed into practice. The development of ‘The Uni Shop’ will provide a greater sense of community spirit across campus, offering a great range of products at student prices whilst being highly accessible and catering to the needs of the whole student body and University life.”

The shop space in the Library will remain open for Freshers’ Week, selling clothing such as University of Lincoln hoodies. After this week, clothing merchandise will be sold in the Engine Shed and LPAC box offices, Café Resource and from stalls in the Atrium on selected days.

For more info and an interview with Lincoln SU president Chris Charnley, listen out for details on our new podcast, Week In Review, on SirenFM this Sunday.

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