Swap Shop

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The Swap Shop is an innovative, eco-friendly student co-operative for exchanging products. It is the perfect space for students who want to dispose of fashion items or other items that they no longer want.

We have a permanent shop located on the first floor of AUSA Union, opening hours:

Mon-Tue: 12-4pm

Wed: 12-3pm

Thu-Fri: 12-4pm

Here you will find all kinds of treasures from cool clothing to kitchen items and stationary. Browsers are welcome, so feel free to drop by and have a look through all the amazing things we have. We do not deal with money, so it is a completely free way of exchanging your unwanted items for something else.

Each time we throw stuff away we add to the piles of rubbish that are mounting up in landfill sites. In the UK we are running out of space for landfill because there is so much rubbish. Well, we think one man's rubbish is another man's treasure, which is why we believe that exchanging items makes perfect sense! The piles of rubbish in landfill sites produce CO2, which contributes to climate change; just another reason why reusing items as much as possible makes sense. So next time you are out shopping ask yourself, where will this item end up after I have used it? How long will it last? Is it worth it? And remember to bring your things to the Swap Shop when you no longer need it!

Unfortunately, there are some items we cannot accept: electrical items, cosmetics or toiletries that have been opened, large items, and broken items. If you are not sure just check with us: email swapshop.uoa@gmail.com or simply drop by the Swap Shop in Johnston Hall.

Volunteer with us!

We're always keen to hear from people who would like to volunteer with us! Simply check out our advert for "Swap Shop Assistant" on the Volunteer Database, shoot us an email at swapshop.uoa@gmail.com or come by the Swap Shop for a chat.