Plans are in place for the UFO and Union Paper Shop to merge into a single “megashop” in a bid to cut costs and tackle the large Union deficit.

With the accommodation office moving from its current location to Broadview Lodge, there would be plenty of space for such a conversion to take place. A representative of the Union backed the project, stating that a “new Union outlet will provide more funding for the Union to spend on our charitable objectives, things like student representation, clubs and societies and the Advice Centre.”

Once approved, the Union hopes that the changes will be ready for the next academic year.