By Victoria Dyer, Student Correspondent
University set to spend £3.4 million on campus toilet refurbishments with plans to dedicate a portion of funds to the construction of gender-neutral facilities.
The University have made plans refurbish toilet facilities across campus with a planned spend of around £3.4 million. It has been announced that a portion of the budget will be invested into the provision of greater gender-neutral facilities into 'new buildings where capacity allows'.
The planned investment was announced via Twitter earlier this month by the University's Equality, Liberation and Access officer, Sally Patterson.
***Exciting news***@BristolUni be investing about £3.4million to refurbish University toilets, including creating gender neutral bathrooms. This will mean that both students and staff will have access to toilets where they feel comfortable, anywhere on campus! @Bristol_SU pic.twitter.com/hngfpeeZia— Sally Patterson (@salpatz) September 11, 2018
The investment comes as a result of SU campaigns for the provision of gender-neutral facilities on campus. It also comes following a statement made by the University last year outlining the institution's commitment to providing a working and learning environment 'inclusive' to all staff and students.
There are currently a limited number of gender-neutral toilets across the campus and the monetary commitment seeks to further the availability of such facilities. The SU have put together a comprehensive list of where staff and students can currently find campus-based gender-neutral facilities.
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