Previous Ideas

Union Development Ideas

As members of KCLSU, all students can develop, improve or change the Union by sending in their ideas. Here, you can see the previous ideas that have come through union development, as well as some that committees did not approve.

If you've got an idea to change KCLSU, let us know about it!

Ideas Completed

10p charge on coffee cups - Kirsty Benham

What is the idea?

I would like to see a campaign launched to raise awareness about the harm caused by disposable coffee cups, which would include levying a 10p charge on all disposable coffee cups sold within KCLSU venues. Posters and information would be put up at all coffee points of sale with images and taglines highlighting that coffee cups can’t be recycled and the harm they cause to the environment and the massive waste they cause. A 10p charge would also be placed on all disposable coffee cups to incentivise change and help raise awareness about the harms caused by coffee cups. Attached to this would be a research project analysing data and doing some interviews to find out what impact the charge had on behavioural change, which would be shared to impact national policy on the issue of how to deal with the harms caused by disposable coffee cups. Moneys raised from the 10p charge would be split 50/50 between funding sustainable improvements to KCLSU food and drinks offerings and creating a fund for student initiatives and activities, that all students would be able to apply to.

What would the impact be?

This change will help raise awareness among students of the harms caused by disposable coffee cups, and encourage behavioural change that will be good for students and the environment as a whole. Students will also get access to more funding for their activities and initiatives. Some may face higher costs of buying coffee, but these can easily be defrayed by bringing their own cup – developing good habits like that will help save money in the long run, benefiting students.

Who would it impact?

Everyone. Any student that buys a hot drink will be impacted, and all other students will have the opportunity to apply for funds from the 10p levy revenues.

Governing Committee:

Ethics Committtee

Updates:

KCLSU venues now sell "keeper cups" and students reusing these get a 10p discount, while there is a 10p charge on paper cups, as suggested by Kirsty Benham.

Access to West Wing and better sports storage - Charlotte Burford

What is the idea?

I would like to see better access for students to the new West wing site/a more streamlined process for gaining entry and a student space that is more accessible. I would also like the sports storage facilities to be improved as the sports cupboards are disorganised and I think they are actually dangerous at the moment.

What will the impact be?

This will improve the experience of those using the KCLSU west wing student space. It will potentially make it easier for students to access new sports that they might otherwise be put off from trying as the new set up can lock people out/stop them from getting in!

Who will it affect?

Those who use west wing site

Governing Committee:

Sports Executive Committee

Updates:

Better access to West Wing: This has been resolved: activity groups that require access to the sports cupboard out of hours have been given access.

Better sports storage: The sports cupboard was cleared out and the cupboard has been re-ordered with groups being allocated space and an inventory taken. Longer term solutions for more storage are being investigated.

Careers advice for first generation students - Charlie Smith

What is the idea?

Careers advice for people from families where they are the first generation at university, they need to be better-informed.

What will the impact be?

It will improve their future and career prospects.

Who will it affect?

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Governing Committee:

Welfare committee

Updates:

The student met with the Widening Participation Coordinator and the Careers Service to talk about how these services could be improved.

Charity run - Richard Milburn

What is the idea?

I would like to see the introduction of a 'Charity Run' as a Fresher's event from the start of the 2018/19 academic year onwards.

What will the impact be?

Such an event would provide a great opportunity to bring not only Freshers but older students together in an event that is open to all - no matter what race, religion, political views etc they hold, as well anyone with physical or mental disabilities. It would create a great shared experience for students, and also contribute to achieveing our Vision 2029 to make the world a better place, by raising funds for important causes.  The Great Gorilla Run takes place duing Freshers, offering a ready-made solution - we could talk to them about sharing revenues raised between their projects and King's own charitable initatives, helping to protect the environment, alleviate poverty and support public health projects in the poorest parts of the world.

Who will it affect?

Potentially all – it is an event that would be open to everyone, although particularly focused on Freshers.

Submitted by Richard Milburn

Update

The first Gorilla Run took place in Welcome Week 2018!

Cruelty-free food - Taeyang Jung

What is the idea?

Providing more (at least 2) cruelty-free food options at canteens and restaurants of KCL (i.e. plant-based vegan food)

What will the impact be?

This will give students, teachers and staff more options of food and allow them to exercise the right to choose what they want. Some conscious members might object to food from animal ingredients. Or other members might want to minimise cruelty in food. By providing more cruelty-free food (i.e. plant-based food), members of KCLSU will have a variety of food options to choose from.

Who will it affect?

This will impact not only the members who are on a plant-based diet for their health, or for the environment or for creatures (e.g. animals and insects), but also the ordinary members who want to improve their health temporarily or protect the environment consciously.

Submitted by Taeyang Jung

Update

KCLSU venues have at least two vegan options.

Electronic waste recycling points - Ahmad Retha

What is the idea?

Electronic waste recycling collection point(s) on each campus.

What would the impact be?

Students will be able to easily and properly dispose of damaged or old electronics such as mobile phones, laptops, mp3 players and other similar devices. This reduces the amount of E-waste that would be improperly disposed of going into landfills and leaching poisonous chemicals into the environment.

Who would it impact?

Everyone

Governing Committee

Ethics committee

Updates

The student has met with Kat Thorne, Head of Sustainability at KCL and Sustainability team about the idea. The Sustainability team are currently planning recycling hubs in each of the main buildings which would offer all the different waste streams, and this idea could be incorporated into these plans.

Fairtrade chocolate and tea - Taeyang Jung

What is the idea?

Providing Organic and Fairtrade Chocolate and Tea at KCLSU stores, snack bars, restaurants and campuses.

What will the impact be?

It will raise awareness of child labour plantations of chocolate and tea industries.

By making organic fair-trade chocolate and tea available across the campuses and campus stores, students, staff and teachers get options not to choose child labour chocolate and tea. This could make Kings more ethical and conscious.

We have the right to decide and not to choose child-labour chocolate and tea.

Who will it affect?

All the students, staff and teachers

Submitted by Taeyang Jung

Update

Taeyang made recommendations of products to stock to our Commercial Services Manager. 

Freedom of expression review - Imaan Ashraf and Momin Saqib

KCL & KCLSU face a number of challenges in balancing our commitments to freedom of expression, with appropriate safeguards of freedom from harm.

KCL & KCLSU have agreed to take part in a joint external review of the Union’s and University’s approach to external speakers and will be using the University’s process fix facilitation.

As part of this review KCL have asked KCLSU to endorse a ‘Freedom of Expression statement’

The KCLSU President and Vice President for Welfare and Community have submitted KCL’s proposed statement to both the Welfare and Activities Union Development Committees, and are actively inviting students to share their thoughts and opinions. This will help inform the discussions by the Union Development Committees when they come to make a decision on the proposed statement, as representatives of KCLSU members.

Statement

'King’s College London has a strong commitment to the values of freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience and religion and freedom of assembly. The university upholds this commitment through its core strategic priorities; education, research, and service. One of our central guiding principles in the King’s Strategic Vision 2029 is to ‘Demonstrate open-mindedness and tolerance and expect to challenge and be challenged in protecting the freedom of expression’. King’s expects its academic and professional services staff, its students and visitors to the university to respect and promote this guiding principle.

The furtherance of intellectual inquiry necessarily involves ideas that are in dispute, that may cause controversy, that may cause offence and that may provoke a reaction amongst audiences, in the university community and beyond. The university is committed to a safe and civil environment for the exchange of ideas and the cultivation of knowledge.  Our commitment will at times see the university serve as a place in which intellectual, moral, or political dispute come to the fore. At such times, the university’s role is to ensure that all parties feel confident and safe in expressing their views. 

King’s College London makes this statement conscious of the particular role that universities play in society and of the societal and public obligations that this entails. Nothing in this statement should be read as a deviation from, or in contradiction to, the university’s Charter, statutes and regulations, or its obligations under the laws of the United Kingdom, including equalities legislation. The university has in place polices that enforce this statement.'

Submitted by Imaan Ashraf and Momin Saqib

Update

The statement was reviewed and edits were suggested by the Welfare and Activities Committees. You can see the statement that was made in May 2018 here

Free soya milk in all KCLSU venues - Rachel Williams

What is the idea?

Free soya milk in ALL KCLSU venues

What would the impact be?

At the moment, soya milk costs 10p extra in the Shed. This isn't fair to those who can't have animal milk for health or ethical reasons. It also means that deals such as "coffee and a croissant for £2 before 11" are misleading because they don't mention the soya milk surcharge. Removing the 10p charge will make things easier, simpler, and cheaper for students.

Who would it impact?

Those who are lactose intolerant, have a milk allergy, are vegan, or just prefer soya milk!

Governing Committee

Ethics committee

Updates

Soya milk is now free in all KCLSU venues

Improve sports facilities - Nick Clark Bryan

What is the idea?

The sport at this university is in a dire state. Team numbers are down and there doesn't seem to be anything to encourage new students or current students to join university teams, and to make matter worse sports team funding has been absolutely demolished leaving many clubs completely underfunded and unable to compete competitively as a result.

On top of this priority for pitches and training/playing surfaces are being given to non-King's teams making arranging training or even finding the correct surface in some cases impossible.

Increasing the reputation of Sport at King's would also make it easier for teams to attract the best coaches as KCL team are routinely beaten out by better funded and organised athletic departments like UCL's - a standard difference made very clear by meetings over varsity Playing sport for a London university is hard enough without King's Sport making it harder and so I, and many others like me, would like KCLSU to put more pressure on King's Sport to improve their facilities for sports teams and give priority of university owned pitches to the university students who ultimately fund them.

What would the impact be?

It will make it easier for KCL students to partake and excel in sport encouraging a healthier lifestyle and simply allowing more people to pick up a hobby or try something new.

It would also likely improve students overall satisfaction of their university experience. I don't suggest we become a sporting uni like Loughborough, that's not why people come to their uni, but SU like's Loughborough's which make it easier for students to get involved in physical activity do tend to rank higher.

Who would it impact?

Everyone! from first years through to PhD students - it would make it easier for those running sports teams and take less time and stress which can be focused on academics and would make it easier and more enjoyable for students to join and partake in sport at King's.

Governing Committee

Sport Executive

Updates

James Perry (Sport Development Manager) spoke to Kings Sport about clashing and now organises facilities meetings with the sports teams.

More family friendly events - Elizabeth Appiah-Kusi

What is the idea?

I would like to see more family friendly events. A lot of the events will exclude those with families and it is quite easy to make events open for all. Extending an event so it starts a bit earlier opens it up to people with extra responsibilities.

What would the impact be?

At the IoPPN we have made our event inclusive for all. At our recent Christmas party we ensure children were welcome until 9pm and we provided facepainting, colouring and also put on a kid friendly movie with pop corn and ice cream. All students attended and we had three children come too.

Who would it impact?

It will help to make student parents feel part of the student community. While parent targeted events are great, it doesn’t address the problem of feeling different to the rest of the student body. This is a way to keep us working all together.

Governing Committee

Activities committee

Updates

The idea proposer has met with KCLSU staff, who have been implementing a number of initiatives to have family friendly events. For example, there was a family room at the Welcome Fair and many students brought their children with them to the fair. 

In terms of society events, case studies and information about making events family-friendly have been incorporated into inclusivity training sessions. KCLSU is also working with societies to showcase events specifically aimed at students parents - e.g. Child Parent Yoga.

Music events round campus - Rebecca Bajaj

What is the idea?

I'd like to see more student organised music events around campus, concerning all ranges of clubs. Somewhere where they could perform their talents to an audience on a regular basis - there is the Kings Record but this is perhaps done outside of the King's atmosphere.

What will the impact be?

I think it will allow more opportunities for social interactions and a greater sense of community - holding music events related to seasons or charities would be a nice way to raise money.

Who will it affect?

As SSLC I'd like to become more involved in organising events such as this in King's spaces.

Committee

Activities committee

Updates

The first music event took place 2 March 2017 and was an open mic night in Guys Bar. All KCLSU venues would love to hear from student groups wanting to put on music events - get in touch.

Open mic nights - Rocco Spaziani Testa

What is the idea?

Open mic music nights like most other universities

What will the impact be?

social occasion where people can meet, talk, etc regardless of an interest in music or not. People who want to play (and I bet musicians would love to have this opportunity at kings) can play and people who just want to socialise can do so in a very fun environment

Who will it affect?

everyone who likes playing music (especially those who dont have many opportunities to do so) as well as anyone who would come along to have a great time listening to live music

Submitted by Rocco Spaziani Testa

Update

Rocco was advised to partner with a music related student activity group to ensure that open mic nights can be arranged on a recurring basis in KCLSU venues. 

Puppy therapy days - Shefali Singh

What is the idea?

I would like for puppy therapy days to be introduced for students at king's. It would be very calming and therapeutic, and would benefit everyone. If a tie up were to be made with Guide Dogs/ Dogs Trust, then they could charge a £2~ entry fee for us to enter the room and destress with puppies. The money raised could then go to that charity.

What will the impact be?

This will really help king's students as a form of stress/relief, and would help raise money for a great cause.

Who will it affect?

Anybody wanting to unwind with puppies

Governing Committee

>Welfare committee

Updates

The first puppy therapy day took place 2nd May 2017, in collaboration with All Dogs Matter - 300 students attended - and more doggy destress days have taken place this year. 

Re-evaluate widening participation representation - Farwa Nauman

What is the idea?

KCLSU need to reevaluate the representation process for WP students to ensure all groups needs are met. Current title is not well understood, and it is causing other people to submit ideas to make a separate association of the subsets of Widening Participation association.

What would the impact be?

It would help WP students be more aware of their association and how to get in contact as well as what can be done for them. Currently this has been a struggle since no one understand the term WP.

Who would it impact?

Widening Participation students

Governing Committee

Welfare committee

Updates

Representation for widening participation students has been reviewed by KCLSU's Liberation Coordinator and student groups, and the First Generation Network has been formed. 

Relay the astroturf pitches at Honor Oak Park - Andrew John Lap-Yiu

What is the idea?

Relay the astroturf pitch(es) at HOP.

What will the impact be?

Sports teams that use the astroturf pitches will have access to higher quality pitches, helping to aid training and performance in matches. This will allow students in these sports teams to achieve more and be more competitive against other universities/sports clubs, befitting of the high level leagues our teams compete in. It also brings the sports facilities at King's to a level that rivals other universities', making the university more attractive to prospective students and.

Who will it affect?

Any student that takes part in a sport/activity group requiring the use of astroturf pitches.

Governing Committee

Sports Executive

Updates

Anthony Currie (KCL Deputy Head of Sport) has confirmed that they will involve students in replacing the new astroturf pitches when it is time for their renewal.

Review of King's paper, electricity and water consumption - Charlie Smith

What is the idea?

Review of paper, electricity, and water at King's

What will the impact be?

It will make students more aware of environmental issues and help them carry this through into other areas of their life.

Who will it affect?

Everyone.

Governing Committee

Ethics committee

Updates

The idea proposer has been put in contact with KCL Sustainability to start work on this.

Set up a bookshelf in the shed - Maryam Bennani

What is the idea?

The Islamic society ARK Project would like to set up a small bookshelf in the Shed on Guy’s campus. The idea is that we would fill the shelf with inspirational, moving novels that encourage people to think and reflect on the world we live in and the people that surround us. Anyone is then free to borrow a book, write their name in it and return it when they have read it. They can also add books they have read and think someone else would enjoy. Examples of books we may wish to include are A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner.

What will the impact be?

Reading is something that enables anyone to enter a world that is different to the one they live in and to immerse themselves into the lives of characters they may not ordinarily meet and to feel their happiness, excitement, fear and suffering. The ARK Project wishes to encourage our fellow students to take a break from reading for the purpose of education and read for enjoyment and enlightenment in a format which also encourages sharing – thinking about what you may have enjoyed and passing that on to someone else to enjoy too.

Who will this idea affect?

Students at Guy's campus

Governing Committee

Interfaith committee

Updates

There is now a bookcase in the Shed which everyone is free to borrow books from and add books to.

Sexual health drop-in - James McParlin

What is the idea?

Free sexual health drop in sessions on campus

What will the impact be?

It will help reduce the stigma associated with getting tested for STI's as well as making testing and condoms etc more accessible for the student body (as GUM clinics can have very long waiting lists). This will therefore reduce the rates of STI transmission among the student population.

Who will it affect?

All- but specifically high risk groups- for example the LGBT community.

Submitted by James McParlin

Update

James worked with advice on sexual health drop-ins in 2018.

Student hardship fund - Sophie Kim

Campaigning for the revision of a student hardship fund to be more fairer and more inclusive (for EU/International student and for undergraduate students not only for master students.)

or if it's just out of the jurisdiction of KCLSU, KCLSU can provide short-term one-to-one consultation for students who have applied for hardship fund (give advice for how to manage work and the study/ the pressures and stress give by the financial issues (as well as part-time opportunities as it comes up).

What will the impact be?

It will reduce financial burden that are place on students who have to juggle (part-time work and the studies). Also crucially helps the students who have financial issues carry on with their studies (enable them to afford rents, food and etc.)

Who will it affect?

Students like me who come from poor background but not necessarily that. For those who experience financial crisis for a short-term as well.

Governing Committee

Welfare committee

Updates

The following has been agreed with and reported from KCL Advice:

  • The KCLSU Advice Manager, in addition to a Student Officer, will now have a place on the Student Money Operations Working Group. This means that students will have greater say over funding decisions. This also means that more joining-up can be done in terms of the money advice that is given by KCL and KCSLU.
  • The Student Funding Office have made a number of improvements. There are now more staff in this team, and they are better able to meet demand. The Student Money Working Group have been working on College policies around fees – increasing flexibility and understanding around self-funding, and working people needing breaks. They have produced new guidance on mental health and debt, and support available for this.
  • KCL Student Advice Service have produced some guides on the funds that are available to students. More funding is available than ever before. KCL Student Advisers can help students put together their application, as students are required demonstrate that they meet the criteria. They can also support with the process of choosing the fund to apply to. There is an Online application form, but the form is not very accessible – this is something we can take to the Student Money Working Group. The form is held on student records (but this means you can't get this if you're suspended). Students are asked on the form if they have spoken to the KCL Student Advice team, to encourage students to get debt and budgeting support.

Student parent and carer representation - Elizabeth Appiah-Kusi

What is the idea?

I would like to see a parents and carers have formal representation. One of the problems this group has is that they are already very busy with caring and studying so dont have much time to represent themselves

What would the impact be?

It will mean that an 'unheard' group get their voice heard

Who would it impact?

Student parents and carers

Governing Committee

Welfare committee

Updates

The KCLSU Liberation Coordinator worked with student parents on this and the Family Association was set up in early 2018.

Study abroad students community - Gabriele Mariani

What is the idea?

We are a group of 40 Study Abroad students at KCL. We would like to create a community of Study Abroad students, given that King's doesn't have any have student-run Study Abroad group. In order to do that we need a permanent space inside the university to organize our meetings and possibly a small funding. We think that a Study Abroad society wouldn't be a viable solution given that Study Abroad students are here for short-term periods and that continuity is necessary. We would suggest to cooperate with the Global Mobility Office on this.

What will the impact be?

That would help the current Study Abroad students to foster their belonging to the KCL community. Moreover, it would help future Study Abroad students to find a community since the beginning.

Who will it affect?

Study Abroad students at KCL and Study Abroad students that have been abroad.

Submitted by Gabriele Mariani

Update

The International Students' Officer agreed to act as an organiser for student abroad students within their network, and students can book rooms through the Interational Students' Network. 

Toilet facilities - Haider Abbas

What is the idea?

Including toilets with douches in each of King's campuses and libraries.

What will the impact be?

Students can avoid the hassle of carrying water bottles to the toilets.

Who will it affect?

People who prefer douches in toilets.

Governing Committee

Welfare committee

Updates

The student presented this idea to Nick O'Donnell, the Director of Real Estate Management. Nick and his team are looking at possible locations and will embed these facilities into their refurbishment and planning. They are also being incorporated into plans for Bush House.

Ideas Not Approved by Committees

Close all the committees - Yagiz Alp Tekin

What is the idea?

Close all the committees. I think only one committee which will be under the official trustees might be more efficient. Instead of having ethics, interfaith, activity let there be just one committee who reviews and passes resolutions to the trustees.

What would the impact be?

Efficiency

Who would it impact?

Everyone

Governing Committee

All committees

Updates

This idea was not taken forward. 

Drop the safe-space marshals - Charlie Zorab

What is the idea?

Drop the Safe Space Marshals

What will the impact be?

Will allow students to decide what they want to hear, even if they don't agree with it. Why should a MArshal be the arbiter?

It might save some money!

Who will it affect?

Everyone who loves freedom of speech. (or freedom to listen)

Submitted by Charlie Zorab

Update

This idea was discussed at the Welfare Forum on Tuesday 14 November, and the committee requested further information about the role of safe space marshal, how many breaches of safe space policy there have been, and systems of reporting, before eventually voting against the idea, in favour of keeping safe space marshals. 

Ethical careers fair - Richard Milburn

What is the idea?

I would like to see the introduction of an ethical careers fair, in partnership with all UoL student unions, held in Senate House, Excel Centre or Olympia (or equivalent).

What will the impact be?

For those students seeking careers with purpose, the university offers very little support, yet most students want an ethical career. More support therefore needs to be provided, and done in a way that appeals to the most diverse array of students; not just considering careers in NGOs, but also looking at ethical options within big business, finance and law, for example, and how anyone can make a difference in whatever job they do.

The fair would engage the UK’s biggest employers in diverse sectors, with sponsorship for costs coming from those companies, such as Unilever, with the strongest commitment to ethics, who want to showcase that. To maximise attendance and reduce organisational workload, we would partner with all UoL institutions.

I organised the 2015 Environmental and Ethical Careers Conference at King’s, which was well-attended and got good feedback, but we now need something bigger and better to enable students at King’s to gain the information they need to get careers with purpose, that help make the world a better place.

Who will it affect?

Potentially all – it is an event designed to appeal to as wide an array of people as possible.

Submitted by Richard Milburn

Memorial scientist - Rasha Saleem

Idea: Memorial scientist

What is the idea?

The change that I would like to see at KCLSU is better engagement between staff and students. In order to encourage this I suggest a Memorial Scientist.

What will the impact be?

On this day staff and students would engage in an informal way where participants could share stories about there life around science. That could be personal stories, how there work impacts both there personal life as well as the public or why they felt that should take up science and the impact they were hoping or have had.

The day could be broken up with fun activities and team building such as games.

The second half of the day could involve a retired scientist presenting his scientific life and and how there scientific career affected there family, how there travel impacted aspects of there life and whether they would have made different decisions.

I believe a day such as I have described will bring a better connection and understanding of the demands of scientific life between staff and students

Who will it affect?

staff and students

Submitted by Rasha Saleem

Update

It was decided that the scope of this project falls outside of union development, and Rasha was advised to contact relevant faculties and academic reps. 

Phase out animal products - Andy

What is the idea?

Phasing out selling animal products.

What will the impact be?

It will not be of direct benefit to the students themselves, but is certainly in line with KCLSU's stated aims of being as sustainable as possible, not to mention reducing its support for what we all know is a fairly unpleasant industry that involves a great deal of unnecessary suffering.

It is very easy to cook easy and cheap food without animal products, and many restaurants do this. KCL would be a leader within London if they carried out this policy.

Who will it affect?

It won't affect us much - we live far from the consequences of our actions. It will mostly affect those who our actions are currently harming a great deal.

Ready-meals - Sera Singh

What is the idea?

Each year King’s welcomes thousands of students from 150 plus countries. These international students, who have left the comfort of their homes, often struggle while acclimatising with the new food habits in a new country. Due to demanding courses, they are left with little or no time to cook for themselves. As an upshot, their health is compromised since they end up eating all meals at restaurants here and there. 

I’d like to see take-away home-cooked multi-cuisine tiffin-services at campus, which students can buy from campus restaurants and cafes. These tiffins may be pre-booked for the week/ month and supplied by local home-cook service providers. The meals will not only offer varieties in traditional cuisines but also be healthy, value-for-money, and friendly to anyone on a student budget.

What will the impact be?

This will bring in multi-faceted benefits. Firstly, it will extend a greater sense of cross-cultural community and make international students also feel at home. Secondly, the tiffin service vendors will be made to pay a subscription charge to stay on the panel and this money could be routed to contribute to the student hardship fund. Finally, it’ll bring in home-cooked take away meals for all, save everyone’s time, and keep them healthy and comfortable!

Who will it affect?

It’ll affect all those on campus- local as well as international. Food is something that everyone needs and nothing to beat home-cooked food. Once the stomach is full, the brain starts to work!

Submitted by Sera Singh

Update

This idea was discussed at the Welfare Forum on 14 November 2017. The committee voted against the idea, on the basis that it would be unfeasible and expensive, it was important for students to learn to cook and prepare food for themselves, concern for health and freshness and the KCLSU shop sells international foods.