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Free period products for staff and students to help make period poverty a thing of the past.

Period poverty is a global problem, with millions of women and girls being held back and even endangered by not being able to afford basic menstrual care. In the UK, 1 in 10 girls can't afford to buy menstrual products, with many missing classes as a result.

Project Period is the University of Nottingham's way of trying to address this imbalance, by offering free period products for students and staff across our campuses, home and abroad. Up to January 2023, we've distributed 45,000 pads and tampons across seven of the university's UK campuses.

Here to help - and begin the conversation

In addition to tackling period poverty, the vision of Project Period is to make menstruation and menopause part of everyday conversation.

For periods, our core objectives are to address being ‘caught short’, culture, education, compassion, dignity and hygiene

So we're increasing the locations where people are able to pick up free period products across our UK campuses. You can find a full list of locations using the button on the right.

If you know an area on campus that would be a good pick-up spot for free period products, please get in touch and let us know.



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How to request products

Follow this quick guide to request free period products

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Setting up a new pick up location

After submitting your request, this video shows how to set up a pick up box in a new location

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Download editable material

Download materials that you can edit for your location

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Further links and resources

Links to further guidance, support and information





Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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