Cost of Living shop

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At Hallam Students' Union we understand the continuing rise in the cost of living means students will be finding things like budgeting and saving money increasingly difficult.

To help combat this issue, we've set up a 'Cost of Living shop' to support students who may be struggling to make ends meet.

The shop is located inside the HUBS (6 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2QQ) and is on the left-hand side as you walk through the ground floor of the building. You can ask one of our helpful staff at the help desk if you're struggling to find it!

Our opening times are posted at the beginning of each week on the Students' Union Instagram page @hallamsu, so make sure you are following to keep up to date!

Here are some of the helpful things you'll find inside:

  • Community Fridge: Offers students free food which can be picked up from the shop. Keep an eye out on our Instagram stories to be notified of the latest food deliveries.
  • Swap Shop: Provides students the opportunity to bring in items of clothing and trade them for items from the shop. If you don't find a suitable swap then you can pick up a voucher to bring in at another time.
  • Book Swap: Love to read? Spruce up your bookshelf by swapping an old book for a new one.
  • Free sanitary products: There are free menstrual products, condoms, and pregnancy tests available.

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