Following feedback from the Annual Student Forum, the Students' Union will allow purchases over £1 with no fee when a cash point is down.
With no definite date for the cash machine being fixed in Stafford, the Union's Executive team have approved implementing this immediately.
Therefore until the cash machine is fixed at Beaconside we will drop the transaction charges to £1 minimum spend to use cards. The minimum spend to cashback, currently £5, will remain.
As soon as the cash machine is fixed we will return to charging 40p for card transactions below £5.
In future, whenever the cash machine is found to be broken, the Union will respond as quickly as possible and change its policy to the above so students can spend smaller amounts on their card where necessary.
Students' Union President Gary Richardson said: "We are trying our utmost to get this issue fixed, but we understand that in the meantime we have to foot the bill if it means students get a better experience. Hopefully the Union responding and changing its card purchase policy when the cash machine is down will go some way to easing the inconvenience experienced."