This Is Why UCAS Have Been Sending You Free Tampons In The Post
Puzzled students have been questioning why UCAS has been sending free tampons and sanitary pads in the post. Read the full story at MTV..co.uk.
There's nothing like free tampons - those things are bloody expensive after all - but it still seems a little strange that UCAS have been mysteriously sending students feminie hygiene products with absolutely no explanation why.
Imagine thinking you're opening up a uni acceptance letter and having a bunch of tampons fall out instead.
Thanks, we guess, but also, wt-actual-f?
But that's exactly what's been happening and UCAS have been sending students envelopes filled with free tampons and sanitary towels. Which is so great, because periods aren't cheap, but also a little odd as no one seems to know the reason why they are doing it.
The envelope people are receiving with them in isn't that much help either and simply declares: "Because the best times call for the best protection."
Sounds vaguely like something more suited to condoms to us, but at least the reactions from confused students are pretty hilarious:
The lack of explanation and random nature of their kind gift has got students feeling so confused that UCAS has been trending on Twitter, which was probably for the first time that's happened outside results day or that time the website crashed and everyone was outraged.
After hundreds of questioning tweets were sent their way, UCAS have finally addressed the mystery and declared that these were simply: "freebies from the marketing department."
A spokesman also confirmed that it's to do with UCAS and Always working in partnership together, saying: "UCAS Media regularly works with companies that provide products and services which we think will be useful for students. As UCAS receives no direct government funding, our commercial work helps keep the cost for students as low as possible".
Err, thanks? We're glad you care so much about our periods and now that's cleared up, how about sending us some every month?