January 6, 2014 11.23 am This story is over 117 months old

The Shed student bar saved by the University of Lincoln

The Shed saved: A popular student and staff bar on the University of Lincoln campus will remain open and will be run by the Students’ Union.

A bar on the University of Lincoln Brayford campus, which had been penned for closure, is now safe thanks for the university and the Students’ Union.

As previously reported, The Shed went up for sale last year. On its Facebook page, the bar then mentioned that it would cease to trade after December 12.

Since then, the University of Lincoln and the Students’ Union made an offer and finalised the purchase of the premises.

The university will now rent the bar to the union in order to run it from January 6.

Using previous experience of running commercial operations, James Brooks, CEO of the Students’ Union, now holds the licence for The Shed so it can continue to run.

The Shed will close between January 6 and 9 for the brewery to refit the beer and lager cellar equipment.

The union will also install Wi-Fi, and work with students to find out what other changes are wanted in the venue.

Additionally, the union aims to run The Shed as a commercial enterprise, so profits can be reinvested into student services such as course reps, sports clubs, societies and volunteering.

Despite this, the popular pub will still offer a variety of drinks and food menu deals.

Dan Sam, President of the Students’ Union said: “We have a few ideas on how to improve The Shed such as cheaper drinks and activities using the space.

“We will also consider the many suggestions that came from the Save The Shed campaign, and via the 1,400 students who told us earlier this year they wanted the union to run a dedicated student, staff and guests bar on campus.

“Look out for us approaching you soon for even more great ideas on what a student-run bar on campus really looks like!”