The shop encourages students to donate or swap their unwanted items to prevent them from ending up in landfills; additionally it provides students with the opportunity to get items for free. The shop stocks a wide range of clothes, homeware, kitchenware, accessories, and other items which students can help themselves to. Individuals can use the shop by taking something for free, swapping an old (still good) item that they no longer need or use for a new one, or make a charitable donation. All donations go to Labour Behind the Label, a Bristol based organisation supporting garment workers, defending rights and improving wages.
The shop used to ‘pop up’ once a month on each campus for a week, sometimes two weeks around busier times of year (i.e. Christmas). The shop was put up on the first Monday of each month on Frenchay campus, the second Monday on Glenside and the third Monday on Bower.
All stock was acquired through Bristol Big Give (check out the project on Facebook) and through individuals swapping or donating their unwanted items whilst the shop was up. Bristol Big Give happens every year around the time of students moving out and encourages students to donate items they no longer need or can’t take with them instead of throwing them out. The items donated are then sorted through and some of the still good items are kept back for the Still Good Pop-Up Swap Shop with the rest of them being donated to British Heart Foundation.
We can’t accept: Swimwear, Broken items, Lingerie, Sharp Knives, Used Jewellery. or Food
We accept: Clothes, Accessories, Homeware, Dvds/Cds, and Books (including Textbooks).
9–15 OCTOBER 2017
Glenside Students' Union
The Swap Shop encourages students to donate or swap their unwanted items to prevent them from ending up in landfills; also it provides the opportunity to get something for free. The shop stocks a wide range of clothes, homeware, kitchenware, accessories, and other items which students can help themselves to.
For more information about the Swap Shop, check out its projects page.
If you want to know more about Occupational Therapy Society, or join their society then take a look at their society webpage.
During 2015/16 the Swap Shop had various different positions available including:
Social Media and Communications (Unfilled during 2015/16)
Events Planner (Unfilled during 2015/16)
Although the shop is a current project, we do not have a project leader at the moment and so it is not currently 'popping up'.
Like the Swap Shop on Facebook to find out more and see what it was up to during 2015/16, and if any events are taking place during 2017/18.
As stated above, we are looking for a project leader - if the swap shop sounds like something you'd be passionate about running then please email the green team (this can count as a 'Student Leadership Role' for UWE Bristol Futures Award).