Leicester College to offer all female students free period products

All female students at the college will be offered sanitary products. Credit: PA

Leicester College says it will provide free sanitary products to all female students.

The college says by offering the products it aims to tackle the issues of 'period poverty' and 'period equality'.

The college has four thousand five hundred female students.

New research from PHS Group - the leading hygiene services provider in the UK, Spain and Ireland - suggests the inability to access period products can have a detrimental impact on learners’ attendance and academic achievement.

Leicester College is responding to the growing period equality agenda by providing the products that will reflect all cultural and religious considerations.

Students will be able to collet the products at the reception of each campus, through mentors, student engagement teams and the student union.

They can also order them online by emailing info@leicestercollege.ac.uk.

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