Category: Regional Issues
As the University faces some local opposition to its new estates masterplan and other policies (and there has been recent tension between the student and local communities), I believe it would be interesting to create resources/campaign events to encourage students to make use of locally-run independent businesses. This may comprise several elements:
It is important that this would not be seen as an attack on large companies (which employ a lot of students and local people and support the local economy), but rather a way to decrease the hegemony these businesses have by promoting student traffic amongst the small independent businesses.
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