Put kettles in the union building

Sophie Blundell submitted on

Tuesday 12th February 2019


The microwaves are great, but kettles as well (or some other hot water dispenser) would be super helpful! 


Here, you can view the complete set of official responses from the sabbatical officers regarding this submission.

Students' Union replied on

Friday 22nd Mar 2019 2:50pm

Hello again! 

I have some good news - the water cooler in Bar 3 (SUSU B42, Level 3) was replaced yesterday with one that dispenses both hot and cold water. This is going through the final stages of installation right now and should be ready to go from this afternoon onwards. 

I hope that helps, and in light of this I'm going to be closing this You Make Change submission. Thanks for reaching out to us! 

Best wishes,

Sam Dedman (SUSU VP Education 2017-19, vpeducation@susu.org)

Students' Union replied on

Monday 18th Mar 2019 3:46pm

Hello again! 

Now that your submission has been open for a month I wanted to come back with a quick update. I'm also going to upload this same response to the other You Make Change submission with the same topic, just to make sure that everyone has access to the same level of information. 

I have spoken to our SUSU Facilities team and they have asked a representative from our water cooler supplier to visit, with the view to possibly replacing one of our current Room/Cold coolers with a Hot/Cold cooler. I am awaiting an update on how the meeting went, and as soon as I know more I'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime don't forget that hot water is available from all SUSU and University of Southampton outlets free of charge if you bring your own cup! 

I hope to be back with good news soon. Until then, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. 

Best wishes,

Samuel Dedman (SUSU VP Education 2017-19, vpeducation@susu.org)

Students' Union replied on

Friday 15th Feb 2019 2:05pm

Hello Sophie! 

Thank you for your You Make Change submission. Following the success of the Library hot water dispenser this is a really nice suggestion - I just need to go away and have a look into if it is doable from a logistical perspective. What I will say, however, is that provided you bring your own mug/flask you can get hot water free of charge from any University or SUSU catering outlet, including The Bridge (which is just a few moments from the microwaves). I appreciate that this doesn't help during the times when the Bridge (and indeed, the other outlets) are shut. 

Leave this with me, and I'll get back to you once I know more. Don't forget that your You Make Change is now live on the SUSU website, so please share the link around and encourage people to vote and comment on it! 

All the best,

Samuel Dedman

(SUSU VP Education 2017-19, vpeducation@susu.org)


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