Washing at Edge Hill University is possibly the one taboo that we all will have to take part in, but nobody wants to talk about it. I remember moving in, at that time most of the flat didnt know each other that well, and everyone managed to bond over trying to make the washing machines work so we could get some clean clothes to wear. It took about a week for us to get a system going, longer to realize that you need to have WiFi or 4G to actually use the phone app to pay. So here are a few things that you might want to remember when you come here in September.
The SU runs the laundrette, and it is managed by an external company called ‘Circuit’. There is a few things to understand about first doing laundry here. One of them being that you will either have to download the app on your phone, called Circuit Laundry, or get a card at the SU Shop and top it up or wait around for the one coin operated machine to be free. It costs 2.70 for an eco wash and 1.50 for the dryer.
Once you have your app downloaded or card at the ready you can start by loading up your laundry into one of the many free washing machines. Remember not to overload as this will waste your time. Your clothes will come out wet and smell. Put in only to the maximum line and no further. Ensure you follow the instructions on what type of detergent to use, all-in-one capsules are popular.
When loaded up it is time to pick your wash cycle. There are a number of different options for temperature and types of clothes, such as colours and whites. I usually leave this on 40 – Colours and an Eco wash. The washing controls are to the left. If you accidently start using the dryer dont worry you wont be the first or last.
Once everything has been setup you can take your phone out, and using the APP scan the QR code displayed on the screen, this looks like the image to the right. Once scanned follow the onscreen instructions and make sure you have WiFi or 4G enabled. You will need some form of internet connection to use the app.
And that’s it! You are washing your clothes. It takes around 40 minutes or so to complete a full cycle on the wash and repeating the procedure on the dryer will set you back another 50 minutes. You can check out some of circuits informational posters in the gallery below!
Finally the opening times for the laundrette are:
Monday – Sunday: 7:30AM – 11:30PM (Last wash – 10:30PM)
If you want to find out more about Edge Hill laundry you can read more on page 5 of the halls handbook here.
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