Students reassured bar will stay open
YOUR bar is safe! That was the message today to Suffolk students after fears that UCS could be left high and dry after Christmas.The student union bar in Rope Walk has been the focal point for the students' social life after UCS officially opened in September.
YOUR bar is safe!
That was the message today to Suffolk students after fears that UCS could be left high and dry after Christmas.
The student union bar in Rope Walk has been the focal point for the students' social life after UCS officially opened in September.
But the current operators are due to leave the building on December 22, prompting fears it could close.
However today Student Union president Howard Smith assured his colleagues that the bar would still be there when they returned in January.
He said: “This is our building and we have known that the operators were going to pull out at the end of the term.
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“At the moment we are still deciding whether to look for another operator - or to run the bar ourselves. But whatever happens there will be a student union bar here come the new year.”
Mr Smith was at the bar today because there were plans for a protest against any closure and he wanted to hand out leaflets explaining the situation - but in the event no protesters braved the sub-zero temperatures at 8am to make their point.
The bar, in the former Suffolk County Council Social Club, has quickly become a focal point for students from both UCS and Suffolk New College.