It is no secret that students love Wetherspoons. From their cheap pints and spirits to their ginormous cocktail pitchers and shots, the chain is the go-to place for people wanting to have a good time on a budget. The food is also a firm favourite, and there is a general consensus among university students that a Wetherspoons breakfast is the ultimate hangover cure.
The one downside is that Wetherspoons are usually located in city centres close to nightclubs. While this is handy if you’re on a night out in town and want to pre-game beforehand on some Thatcher’s Gold and Sourz shots, it can be a bit inconvenient if your night out is at the student union on campus, or you just fancy popping in for a quick pint and a panini with your mates and don’t want to get the train.
Students in Hull are now living every student’s dream, as the University of Hull has partnered with JD Wetherspoon to provide students with brilliant food and drink offers on campus.
Sanctuary bar will still be run and managed by Hull University Students’ Union (HUSU). However, the new partnership will allow the Union to access ‘the successful business model Wetherspoon has implemented across the country.’
Chief Finance Officer at the University of Hull, Jeremy Hartley, explained that this partnership ‘further enhances’ the student experience by providing students with a quality, affordable food and events space ‘right on their doorstep.’ He also stated that the partnership emphasises the importance of providing students with ‘the very best experience possible.’
‘We know that our students really value having all the facilities they need in one place. Our single-site campus provides our community with study spaces, food and drink establishments, gym and sports facilities and much more,’ Hartley said.
Staff at Sanctuary will continue to be employed by HUSU, but will receive the same training as Wetherspoon staff throughout the country, the announcement explains.
A spokesperson for Wetherspoon stated: ‘We have entered into a partnership with Hull University Students Union for the operation of the Sanctuary Bar and we look forward to working with them to making it a success.’
Hull Live confirmed that Sanctuary at Wetherspoons will be open to members of the public as well as students.
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