After a successful election campaign, current Vice President and President-Elect Will Fuller has wasted no time in getting to work on his manifesto promises. At the meeting of the University’s Management Board on Friday 19th May, 2017 it was agreed that student card replacement fees will be abolished from the 1st of August, 2017.
The President-Elect was full of praise for those that helped in drafting and supporting the proposal stating:
“Getting rid of the replacement MetCard fee was one of my key manifesto points when campaigning to be President for 2017/18 and I’m pleased that the University has acted swiftly to help make this happen. I received a lot of student feedback on this whilst out talking to voters and its reassuring to know that student safety is a priority at Cardiff Met."
MetCards are used as a form of student ID, to allow access to buildings and for purchasing food, drinks and printing. Will added:
"Free MetCard replacements ensures that students are not put off by the previous £8 replacement fee. Replacing lost cards immediately helps with securing campuses and halls and allows all students to make use of the Safe Taxi Scheme operated by the Students’ Union and Dragon Taxis. I hope this positive move will see all students replacing their lost cards which will help to make our campuses a safer place.”
The move will come into effect from the 1st of August with students being able to get replacement cards from the Print Studios at both Llandaff and Cyncoed campuses.