Students

Access to free sanitary products

You can find free sanitary towels, tampons and Mooncups all around campus. Take what you need, when you need it.

Free sanitary products for students - Take what you need, when you need it

What’s provided

To address concerns surrounding the environmental impact of conventional sanitary products, we provide the following sustainable solutions:

Where to find free sanitary products at the University

The map and table below show places across the University where you can collect free sanitary products.

Clicking on each location will give more information on where you can access the products in each building.

The map and table are updated as more supply points are added.

Locations map

Locations listing

Name of College/school/organisation/department Building Location of products
Advice Place, Edinburgh University Students' Association

Potterrow at Bristo Square

Signage in the office directs to a supply point, accessible during opening hours.
Advice Place, Edinburgh University Students' Association King's Buildings House Signage in the office directs to a supply point, accessible during opening hours.
Biological sciences

Ashworth Laboratories

You can pick up free sanitary products by the door to First Aid room G.Z4AM, on the stairwell between ground and first floors.
 

Daniel Rutherford Building

Area outside B76- lower ground floor near teaching labs.
 

Roger Land Building

Area to the right hand side of door GZ03

Biomedical Teaching Organisation

Building 113, Doorway 3, Old Medical School Accessible toilet on the first floor, 1.Z46, and accessible toilet on the ground floor, G.Z24.
Business School 29 Buccleuch Place

Rooms LG.Z07 and GF.Z06.

Centre for Cell Biology

Swann Building

Toilet area to rear of servitor’s service desk.
Chemistry

Christina Miller Building

Toilets 0MZ03 and 01MZ03.

 

Joseph Black Building

Toilets in the basement, BZ19, and on the ground floor, GZ48.
Computing labs

Hugh Robson Building

Room GZ13
Divinity New College In the female toilets on the ground floor in the main building.
Edinburgh College of Art  Hunter Building, Lauriston Place Behind the Hunter Building reception.
  Evolution House, Lauriston Place Room 1.07
  Main Building, Lauriston Place Room C52B
  Hunter Building, Lauriston Place Room 039A
Education/Centre for Open Learning Paterson's Land, Holyrood Near the Centre for Open Learning reception, on the ground floor.
Edinburgh Dental Institute Lauriston Building

Toilets 7063 and 7019.

Geosciences Old Infirmary In female toilets in basement.
Geosciences Grant Institute, King's Buildings In female toilets on first floor.
Health in Social Science Medical School, Doorway 6, Teviot Place In female toilets on second floor, and gender neutral toilets on first mezzanine.
History, Classics and Archaeology Medical School Quad In the accessible/ gender neutral toilets on the ground floor and 2nd floor of the William Robertson Wing (doorway 4).
Informatics Appleton Tower On Levels 4 and 6.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures 50 George Square In the Student Support Office waiting area, outside room 1.10.
Libraries Law Library, Old College

In the lower ground floor accessible toilet (LG.Z15) and also in the mezzanine toilet (00M.Z157).

  Main Library

Lower ground floor (female toilet, central)

Ground floor (gender neutral toilet, east side)

1st floor (female toilet, central)

2nd floor (female toilet, central)

3rd floor (female toilet, west side) 

4th floor (female toilet, west side)

  Moray House Library Ground floor, female toilet
  Murray Library 1st and 2nd floor female toilets
  Vet Library 1st floor female toilet
Pharmacy Health & Wellbeing Centre, Bristo Square Inside Pharmacy
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Dugald Stewart Building In the waiting area outside the Student Support Office (Room G.03).
Physics and Astronomy James Clerk Maxwell Building, King's Buildings  In accessible toilet opposite room 4318.
Pollock Halls Reception Centre A supply point is available via the back of the Reception Centre.
Science and Engineering Crew Building In gender neutral toilets: G.Z4, 1.Z4
  Fleeming Jenkins building Female toilet on ground floor, opposite the Engineers’ Hub.
  Murchison House

Room GZ16.

Social and Political Science

Chrystal MacMillan Building

G.Z22 (gender-neutral accessible toilet on the GF, behind the café)

G.Z09 (gender-neutral accessible toilet on the GF, in Stairwell #2)
Sport and Exercise Peffermill Playing Fields First Aid Room (unlocked and accessible to all)
Sport and Exercise Pleasance Sports Complex In changing rooms.
Student Systems and Administration Student Information Point, Old College A supply point is available to right when you enter the Student Information Point.
Students' Association Potterow Outside male and female toilets on lower ground floor.
  Teviot Row House Downstairs in left-hand stairwell outside toilets and in gender-neutral toilets next to Dining Room.
Veterinary Science Roslin Building, Easter Bush campus Outside room G.006.
Veterinary Science Main Building In the common room - room G.52, next to the catering facilities.

 

 

Free sanitary products initiative

This is part of a Scottish Government initiative to provide access to free sanitary products for students in in schools, colleges and universities.

The aim is to support equality, dignity and rights for those who menstruate and to ensure that lack of access to products does not impact on an individual’s ability to fully participate in education at all levels.

Queries and feedback

If you have any queries about the initiative, or any positive or negative feedback on how it works for you, we would like to hear from you.

Email sanitaryproducts@ed.ac.uk