Students win gym battle

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STUDENTS are celebrating after a climb-down by Sheffield University over a row over gym refunds.

A campaign was launched to gain refunds from the university-owned S10 Health Gym after its swimming pool closed for six months.

Members affected were only offered refunds if they approached the gym directly, while a deadline of September 1 last year was set for claims - without telling members.

Students said the gym’s contract had been broken as they had not automatically been refunded.

But the university has announced all applications received after September 1 will be processed too.

Broomhill Lib Dem Coun Paul Scriven, who raised the issue at a council meeting leading to a letter being sent to the university calling for a change of heart, welcomed the decision as ‘only right’.