- The memo was emailed to 400 students and 250 staff at Strathclyde University
- It reminded them that ‘all bodily fluids’ needed to be ‘disposed down the toilet’
- The memo singled out the ‘different practices’ of foreign students
- But a university spokeswoman later hurridly apologised for the email
(Daily Mail) – Students at one of Scotland’s top universities have been told off for pooing in showers and bins.
Bosses at Strathclyde University were forced to send a memo to the 400 students and 250 staff asking them to stop with their ‘inappropriate’ toilet habits.
The memo, posted on Thursday, was sent by the operations management team of the University’s Technology and Innovation Centre.
It read: ‘Given the incidence of people pooing in bins, showers and the likes, can I please remind all TIC occupants that the toilets have been provided for that specific purpose.
‘All bodily fluids, solids and toilet paper must be disposed of down the toilet.
‘While I appreciate that the TIC population is multi-cultural and different countries have different practices, here in the UK the accepted practice is to use only the WC.’
An insider told the Daily Record that they ‘couldn’t imagine’ the bizarre problem as a place as high-tech as the TIC.
They added: ‘The building houses some of the most intelligent brains int he world – yet they don’t appear to know how to use the toilet.
‘The cleaners are sick of coming across poo and used toilet paper in places it just shouldn’t be.’
A University spokeswoman said the original email contained ‘sentiments that are completely contrary to our institutional values.’
The Technology and Innovation Centre opened in central Glasgow in 2015 at the cost of £89million.
It is described on its website as a home for ‘researchers, engineers and project managers from academia and industry, who will work side by side on projects spanning future cities, manufacturing, health and energy.’