Make Laundry Free @ Staffs Uni Campus
Let's be real here. The campus Launderette is daylight robbery.
Circuit laundry is grossly overpriced. It's £2 for the card just for the ability to buy credit, then when you do top up it's £5 minimum top up price. Your first wash will cost a staggering £7 as a result. If you wash your clothes weekly then that's £70 a semester when most students are paying anywhere between £90-125 a week for rent. For services that are frankly substandard in most halls and have maintenance issues every month.
We spend approximately £9,250+ on our academic courses and £90-120 a week for rent and somehow this doesn't cover us being able to have clean clothes?
Where does this money go? Certainly not to working machines; the dryers take 2 cycles to get your clothes even close to dry, and you can't do 2 dries on the £5 minimum top up value. That means it will cost around £6.80 to wash and nearly fully dry your clothes. Then when we have clothes airers in halls we're told to take them down because they're somehow a hazard.
I think we as students
deserve a free laundry for the money for the price we're paying for
education and housing. It's just hot water and electric, we get this for
free in our halls so why not in the laundry?