University of Birmingham Clothing Zest
Guild brings new ‘Zest’ to retail area
On Friday the 18th of September there was a small ceremony to open “Zest’ the new Guild merchandising shop in the refurbished retail area
On Friday the 18th of September there was a small ceremony to open “Zest’ the new Guild merchandising shop in the refurbished retail area. A new retail area is the second phase of the Guild’s ongoing redevelopment, including a revamped ‘Underground’ night club. STA also have brand new premises as do Spar and the retail area also includes space for a new computer services, a new (although reduced print and post service) and the new Guild letting agent – the ‘SHAC’ (student housing and accommodation centre.) Ed Sparkes and Katie Ford cut the ribbon at the small lunch time ceremony in preparation for the arrival of the first new students of 2009 on Saturday. More information on the Guild redevelopment can be found here.
This is the University of Birmingham’s merchandise store and stocks a variety of hoodies, t-shirts, umbrellas and even teddy bears. It is quite a small store, but it is well stocked and easy to browse around. When I started at the university, I felt obliged to buy a hoody to represent the fact that I was a student and also very proud of my university. Some of the t-shirts featured Old Joe the clock tower and read ‘My Clock is bigger than yours’, or something to that effect, which I thought was quite funny! They seem to change the style of the clothing every now and then too, perhaps this is just to update the style each year. The prices are not too expensive and the quality of the clothing is good and would probably last you a while. I think it is a good idea to purchase a hoody or something to remind you of your time at university or if you are just visiting, it can remind you of your trip!
Zest is the main merchandise shop on the campus of University of Birmingham, selling anything and everything to do with the University, including hoodies, t-shirts, and even cuddly teddy bears. The shop is primarily a clothing shop, and is the only place on campus to buy the student favourite, the classic hoody. The prices are reasonable, with most hoodies going for between £25 to £30. I bought mine fairly early into my degree, and three years later it’s still going strong, despite being worn a lot. If you feel the prices are a bit out of your student budget, it’s worth going in and asking when the new range is due in (the styles seem to change at least once an academic year), as there’s often plenty of excellent deals to be had on the older items when new ones are about to come in. Worth a visit for a great memento of your time at the University, or even just a visit to the city.