Social and community impact: award winner and runners-up

Bleedin Saor Project (Bloody Big Project) runner-up in the Guardian University Awards

Date posted

25 November 2020

In 2018, the Scottish government became the first in the world to make free sanitary products available to all pupils and students.

This prompted students at Edinburgh Napier to try to tackle the wider issue of period poverty and create an environment in the university and beyond where menstruation could be discussed without fear or stigma.

The result was Bleedin’ Saor (Saor is Gaelic for free), a student-led project, supported by the university, which brought together students from disciplines including design, film, photography and events management, as well as international charities, businesses and campaigning organisations.