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Healthy Universities Network Online Meeting – What Next for Period Dignity in Universities? Post Event – Recording

5th March 2024

Recording Available: This UKHUN event covers the latest research and policy agendas – including learning from evaluations, campaigns, and the implementation of freely available period products in Scottish universities.

This UKHUN event covers the latest research and policy agendas – including learning from evaluations, campaigns, and the implementation of freely available period products in Scottish universities.

In response to concerns about period poverty, most UK universities and their student unions are now making efforts to provide free period products. In 2022, the Scottish Government became the first in the world to make sanitary products freely available at university. In this UKHUN Learning Event we are delighted to host a range of speakers to help discuss ‘what next for period dignity in universities?’

Our speakers:
Victoria Brown, Teesside University
Chris Denning, Nottingham University
Bettina Bildhauer, St Andrews University
Elaine Young and Kirsten Macleod, Edinburgh Napier University

  • What are we learning from the evaluation of period dignity initiatives in universities
  • Should we be campaigning for universities in other UK nations to adopt the Scottish funding solution?
  • How can action on period poverty also promote the use of environmentally sustainable alternatives to non-reusable products?
  • How can we extend actions to address period stigma and discrimination, and promote period positivity
  • Speakers:Victoria Brown, Evaluation of Period Dignity Scheme, Teesside University
    Chris Denning, Evaluation of Project Period, Nottingham University
    Bettina Bildhauer, Learning from the achievements of Scottish Universities, St Andrews University
    UK roundtable discussion, Speakers to be confirmed