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Students asked to stop pooing in bins and showers at university

Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre (Pic: University of Strathclyde)
Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre (Pic: University of Strathclyde)

Students and staff at Scotland’s Strathclyde University have been asked not to poo in bins, showers or anywhere that’s not a toilet, after a spate of ordure incidents.

The facility’s operations management team believe that the multicultural population at the University’s state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), may have caused the problem, an accusation the University later denied and apologised for. 

An email sent out by the team warned that toilets must be used to dump waste, reports Glasgow Live.

The memo read: “Given the incidence of people pooing in bins, showers and the likes – can I please remind all TIC occupants that the toilets have been provided for that specific purpose.

“All bodily fluids, solids and toilet paper must be disposed of down the toilet.

“While I appreciate that the TIC population is multi-cultural and different countries have different practices, here in the UK the accepted practice is to use only the WC.”

Sanitation staff lodged complaints about excrement which had been left for them to clean up, throughout the centre.

A Strathclyde University spokeswoman said: “We’ve apologised for any offence caused to colleagues.

“The email contained sentiments completely contrary to our institutional values and should not have been sent.

“It was recalled as soon as it came to our attention and we swiftly issued an apology to staff.”