Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of fun, education and raising awareness about alcohol usage plus giving students strategies to help reduce any harmful impacts.
At the SU we want you to have a great time with your friends and enjoy our bars and LCR, but we know sometimes it can be easy to feel pressure to drink more than you want to or you can find that alcohol is getting in the way of your relationships or studies.
This year’s theme is Alcohol and Relationships. If you or someone you know is worried about the impact of alcohol on their relationship with their partner or friends remember:
We are working with the university to understand student concerns around drugs and alcohol and are working with SOS-UK to achieve the Drug and Alcohol Impact accreditation. We have already introduced new measures in response to student concerns around spiking, and the data from the survey will help us to understand other student priorities and plan our work in this area for the rest of the year.
There are more events and activities that don't involve alcohol than you might realise! Working in partnership with Do Something Different, here are just a few.
To minimise alcohol-related health risks, it's recommended that you don't exceed 14 units a week.
But what does 14 units look like?*
6 Pints of Beer
6 Medium Glasses of Wine
14 Shots of Spirits
* Information provided by NHS Live Well and Drinkaware UK
For more info on what we are doing, check out these articles. Let us know what you think, and we will take it all onboard!
A Night to Remember is the campaign which aims to promote all the things clubs and societies can do which aren't alcohol-centred and avoid the subsequent drinking culture universities can sometimes be associated with.
As an added incentive to participate, the National Student Alcohol and Drug Survey are offering the chance to win £100 for completing their survey! We've heard worse ideas.
Click the button below for your chance!
Check out our social media campaign for regular updates throughout Alcohol Awareness Week!