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The University of Manchester Students' Union should provide more free water outlets in its venues and premises.

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A University of Manchester student called Anupam raised the issue that free drinking water was not easy to find during the welcome period. He noted that while tap water may have been accessible that many International students may not know that tap water is suitable for drinking. Anupam would like the Union to provide more water drinking outlets at Students' Union venues.


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