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Student Officers

Alice Churm

Postgraduate Officer

1 post
Last post 22 Oct 2019
Ben Newsham

President

11 posts
Last post 11 Oct 2019
Charlotte Lloyd

Sports Officer

1 post
Last post 16 Sep 2019
Chloe Batten

Education Officer

No posts
Luke Mepham

Societies Officer

No posts
Milly Last

Democracy & Development Officer

4 posts
Last post 06 Nov 2019
Tiana Holgate

Welfare & Campaigns Officer

1 post
Last post 26 Nov 2019

Part-time Officers

Alexandru Fugariu

Part-time & Mature Students' Officer

No posts
Connie Gordon

LGBTUA+ Officer

1 post
Last post 19 Sep 2018
Nathan Parsons

Disabled Students' Officer

5 posts
Last post 29 Sep 2016
Last comment 08 Mar 2014
Prisco

Trans Students' Officer.

1 post
Last post 13 Nov 2018
Rebecca Brown

 Ethics & Environment Officers

No posts
Taj Ali

Ethnic Minorities Officer

No posts
Talip Yaldaz

International Students' Officer EU

No posts
Zishi Zhang

International Students' Officer NON-EU

No posts

Ben Newsham

President

So Long, Circuit Laundry!

Many of you will have had experience of Circuit Laundry during your time in University halls – and, indeed, many of you will have been left disappointed by a service that has consistently been rated by students as the worst aspect of living in university accommodation. When I was campaigning to become President earlier this year, the one issue that so many of you were passionate about was the need for improvements to laundry services on campus – and, to put it bluntly, that Circuit had to go.

Which is why I am pleased to say that, following a summer of discussion and lobbying the university, Circuit Laundry has now been removed from most halls and laundrettes on campus. In its place is a service which will hopefully be simpler, more reliable and an all-round more pleasant experience.

For those of you who make use of the laundrette behind the SU building or in some areas of Sherbourne, unfortunately Circuit remains in operation for the time being due to different contract lengths. With new competition on their doorstep, however, Circuit now has an actual incentive to listen to students’ concerns about the service they provide – their monopoly has effectively been broken.

This is of course not the end – we have no guarantee that Washpoint, the new laundry provider, will be amazing and so I will continue to gather data on how well the new service is working to ensure this marks a real improvement. Initial impressions are good, though: most notably, there is no need to buy a card or credit, while response times to breakdowns should also improve. I, and I’m sure future Officers, will continue the dialogue with Warwick Accommodation to make sure that the experience of doing laundry on campus continues to improve.

Happy washing!