I was pleasantly surprised a couple of days ago when I walked into the Students’ Union building for the first time after a while. It seems while we were away basking in the sun over the summer, our SU underwent some renovations. If you are a fresher then you have no idea what I am talking about since everything else is already new but returning students you know what I am talking about. So I took the liberty to find out a bit more about the new changes.
Instead of our old Union Shop, we now have the Union Street Food Market. It’s bigger than the old shop and offers a lot more. There is a Grab and Go section that’s basically like the old shop, for tea lovers there is now a Chinese Bubble Tea station. You can also get some pasties, bagels, deli sandwiches and some soup, which I absolutely love. Downstairs in the common room there is now a Beach Shack with affordable prices. I think it’s going to be my new hang out spot this year. They sell milkshakes, nachos, jacket potatoes, the whole lot. The only downside is the opening hours, I am sorry folks but this adorable little place is only open from 11.30 AM till 2.00 PM. Bummer!
One other major change is the absence of a stationery shop, Ryman’s is no longer there but you can still purchase some stationery from The Point. Everything else is basically the same. The Union Diner is still in operation as normal and The Point is still the place to go for all your event ticket needs. But my favourite part about the new SU is that we finally got a sanpchat filter! I was so excited I just had to take a selfie and try it.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and WELCOME BACK TO LEICESTER!