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Laura Coryton

Politics student

“Being at Goldmiths has given me the confidence to stand up for what is important to me”

Politics student Laura has launched a campaign to end the tax on tampons and female sanitary products, which are classed as non-essential luxury items and have been subject to VAT since 1973.

As a result of Laura’s campaign, Goldsmiths Students’ Union are now selling sanitary products tax-free in the SU shop and the issue has been raised in Parliament.

Laura said being at Goldmiths had "given me the confidence to stand up for what is important to me."

 

"It has inspired me to think big and to view this issue for what it is; a global issue disadvantaging millions of people around the world and trivialising the marginalisation of issues traditionally associated with women. Most importantly, studying here has made me realise that anything is possible, despite various EU-related legislative hoops!.”