The SU deliver a half-hearted apology for overselling Varsity tickets
Entrance to Sketty Lane is not guaranteed
Angry students filled Cardiff University's SU on Monday to complain about the lack of available coach spaces to get to Sketty Lane for this years Varsity.
The SU were operating under a first come, first serve system so many students will be left without a coach space, with one student saying 'the last bus was 3:30-4:30 meaning I won't see the majority of Varsity and I'll only get there for the rugby, it's so bad considering how many people want to go for the whole day!'
@TheWelshVarsity hi there varsity. I am a cardiff uni student and ALL tickets for Sketty Lane have apparently already gone on the FIRST DAY of collection. I have a couple of questions about access to Sketty Lane as I am quite annoyed (1)
— LAUR (@laurenreeves__) April 17, 2018
In a statement made on the their website, the Students Union apologised for the situation; 'organisers have worked hard to increase the capacity of Sketty Lane by 60 per cent… Despite this considerable increase, the popularity of the event has meant that demand has exceeded capacity. We apologise if this has caused any disappointment to students attending the event.'
bought tickets for the welsh varsity from Cardiff uni, turns out, can only get in at 3pm after it's finished…. no refund, no apology. like getting tickets to a football match and only being allowed in after it's finished. @cardiffstudents @welshvarsity #WELSHFARCITY
— Isaac (@Isaac_p) April 18, 2018
However, the apology is followed by the defence that students should have known they weren't guaranteed entry; 'From the day the tickets went on sale, it was specified that the site was subject to a fixed capacity and that access to this site would be allocated at the collection point on a first come, first serve basis. This information was also communicated to ticket holders prior to collection.'