On the 25. February, the shop in the MD building went cashless, supposedly for a week's trial. However, on the 5. March, I went into the shop thinking I could pay for the items I had bought using cash, however, this was not the case. This state of affairs has caused inconvenience and annoyance to quite a few students, including my friend, who had taken money out of the cashpoint in Santander expecting, as I did, to be able to pay using cash.
Therefore, I would like someone from the SU, such as a shadow councillor, or the Union Chairman/Chairwoman to ask the manager of the catering department, to whom the MD shop belongs, the following questions:
Personally, I think this has not been handled in a good way, especially for certain groups of students, such as foreign students, and students with certain disabilities, such as certain students on the Autistic Spectrum, who may have built up a routine of using cash payments, only for this to be broken, to great annoyance at the very least, and possibly verging on stress and distress for some.
The lack of transparency on the supposed permanence of the refusal of cash payments is the most annoying thing to me, and possibly many others, who have been caught out by it. Could someone please address this?
This Idea for Change opened on 16 Apr 2019 and closes on 30 Apr 2019.
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