Boycosta frenzie

By 17/03/2009Issues

Well it has been an interesting few days for most Bournemouth University students. Why you may ask? Well on the 12th of march I received and email to my university email address. The email was basically about Boycotting costa coffee on campus as they charge too much for coffee..  Read it here

It has now escalated to over 66 emails that have been replied to as people have clicked the reply to all function and it has then emailed their reply to almost 17,000 students. Its just amazing that more people haven’t hijacked it for there own good and to promote other things. The most annoying thing is those who have replied to all  with one liners saying please don’t email me this!!

This is one quote from a twitter use that i thought was really good..

good to see that students propensity for revolution is still alive and well.. from this http://is.gd/nCpC to this http://is.gd/nCpL (http://twitter.com/scgpt/)

It is true as it seems to be the closet thing to student revolts that i have seen in my time here and thankfully not as violent as the some of the student protest that took place..

I personally think that yes it is too expensive to buy a cup of coffe at costa on our campus… currently at £2 for  medium cappuccino. Other things like baguettes are around the £2.75 mark and is allot for a tiny little roll…

I just dont understand why the uni cant have their own student union coffee shops that sell coffee around campus in place of i believe 4 points of sale on the Talbot campus…at a cheaper price then use the profits that they do have to go back into the SU.

Obviously its not the workers fault as one email stated saying that they would protest at 10 AM tomorrow. This needs to be taken to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor and to COSTA direct.

The best way would be for people to just not buy from COSTA at all but this is all very well as people will if its there.

The sad thing is that once these emails fizzle out and people get on with there other things COSTA will probably remain and maybe they will bring the prices down. I would hope that the Uni do make a statement about it and do address it.

heres the youtube video that has been circulated.

and heres the facebook group…

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56258195641&ref=nf