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’.