Students from the University of Lincoln have all come together to share one goal and that it to Save The Shed.
What is The Shed?
The Shed is an open campus pub that is situated at the heart of the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Campus by key buildings including the Main Administration Building, Media, Humanities and Technology building, EMMTEC, Student Services and the Health Centre.
The Shed is a pub that students go to have some food and maybe even a cheeky drink during lectures, a place to catch up with friends over a game of pool and a place to genuinely enjoy oneself and relax after a full day of University. In addition to this The Shed is open to the public so it allows students and locals to interact in a friendly and nice atmosphere.
At this moment in the time The Shed is to cease trade at the end of the semester, which is only four weeks away, the building has been up for sale for a couple of months now and there are talks that the University may buy it. This should come as good news in the sense that the The Shed will be owned by the University and that the profit made could go back into making the University better. However there has been talks that if the University does by The Shed then it may not necessarily keep it open. This has come as a shock to both students and staff as The Shed has been an on campus bar for the past 15 years and other Universities have one so why can’t Lincoln?
Students’s spoke up and made their voice heard using social media and starting a petition. The Student Union got involved and decided to start a campaign to ensure that The Shed remains a pub if the University decides to purchase the building. They even decided to run it and operate it as a pub for the students and ran by the students
The Vice Chancellor, Mary Stuart along with the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Scott Davidson had listened and have agreed to attend The University of Lincoln Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 25th November from 12-2 in the Engine Shed. They will speak to the attending students, all can attend, and address the matter face to face. Along with motions including No Page 3 on Campus and Sports and Societies should get the same Development Fund it’s an AGM you will not want to miss.
If you would like to Save The Shed there are three things you can do:
- Sign the petition and join 1,173 supports (as of 21/11/2013 at 20:51pm) by clicking here
- Tell the University of Lincoln what you think by clicking here
- Like the ‘Save The Shed’ Facebook page by clicking here
I look forward to seeing you at the AGM and lets #SaveTheShed.
Until next time,