Give Students Access To Water In The Library

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Students at City University London do not have access to any source of drinking water in the library,

The closest water fountains are in the Tait building, however this requires students to swipe in and out of the library which takes time and is inconvenient. Student feedback gathered by the Students’ Union overwhelmingly states that this is inconvenient and discourages students to get water and stay hydrated.

For the past two exam periods (January and Summer) the doors to the Tait water fountains have been locked at the weekends meaning students had to leave the university premises to get water.

The doors were opened after the Students’ Union raised the issue with Property and Facilities. Property and Facilities solved this issue promptly both times however it raises the general issue of University’s ensuring students have adequate water being thought about.

This request by students has been raised to the Students’ Union and Student Experience Committees. The Students’ Union has raised this to Property and Facilities, the library, and the Joint Health and Safety Committee last year too and this petition seeks to show further support for a provision especially with the upcoming exams.

We believe that any form of water provision, especially during exam periods, would be greatly appreciated by those studying in the library!

We understand that the university do not wish to install water fountains at the moment as construction would cause disruption and noise. We agree that installation is no longer a solution for helping students this semester. However, we believe students should stay hydrated whilst studying, and we believe in making it as easy as possible for them to drink water during intense periods such as examination period.

Therefore, we ask the university to consider implementing a temporary provision of water, in lieu of installing water fountains, that does not cause disruption, in lieu of investing in the installation of more water fountains, which should be commenced after the exam period as a long term solution.

This petition has been created to raise the support the university will have from students if they decide to implement drinking water provision available for students in the library during exams.

There have been so many great developments around City University London’s Library and this support will be yet another great addition for students.

To all our students, Keep Calm Study On!

Peace, Love and Hydration!



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