At King’s our aim is to support the equality and dignity of our whole community and believe no one’s studies or work should be impacted by not having access to period products. This is why we want to help tackle period poverty by making free period products available across our campuses.
Students and staff will be able to help themselves to pads and tampons, available in a number of toilet facilities across our campuses, to see them through the day.
The products, supplied by Hey Girls, are made from 100% certified organic cotton, sustainable bamboo and are chemical-free to protect you and the environment. For every box of products King’s buys, Hey Girls donate one to someone in need. They have already donated millions of products in their mission to eradicate period poverty in the UK, improve access to quality products and increase education around period health. This partnership supports the university’s Socially Responsible Procurement Policy which seeks to ensure our funds are spent in a way that benefits our students, staff and society more generally.
Please see Student Services Online for further information and dispenser locations.
This initiative is with thanks to KCLSU’s leadership and to the Estates & Facilities Cleaning team for researching and developing this scheme so thoroughly.
Free period products are part of the wider support and benefits available for students and staff to help with the cost of living. Free period products will continue to be available on request at KCLSU hubs and in King’s residences.