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Alcohol Awareness Week


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.


Myth Buster

Myth: "Beer before wine or wine before beer?"

BUSTED! It is the amount of alcohol you consume that will affect how you feel, rather than the specific order of drinks.

Myth: "Coffee & water will sober me up at the end of the night!"

BUSTED! The only thing that will sober you up is simply giving it time to get out of your system. Water will help with the hangover the next day though so grab a glass before bed.

Myth: "Students at university get drunk all of the time."

BUSTED! Whilst some students choose to get drunk on occasions, only 9% of students intentionally get drunk more than once a week and a further 25% choose to not drink at all.

Myth: "Cocaine & alcohol cancel each other out!"

BUSTED! When you mix cocaine and alcohol, your body produces cocaethylene. This product is stronger than both cocaine and alcohol, and increases the risk of sudden death. Always check the interactions between the drugs you're mixing.

For more information on common drug and alcohol myths, click the button below.

Take The Survey

We have partnered with SOS UK to find out student attitudes towards drugs and alcohol at university. We would like as many club and society members as possible to complete this survey to help us better understand the approach and support you would like us to take as a Union. Neither the Union nor UEA will be provided any personal or identifiable data collected as part of this survey.


Drugs and You

We understand that sometimes people will experiment with substances and no amount of disparagement will stop this entirely; at which point, our primary focus is your wellbeing and making sure that you are safe. Taking drugs always carries a risk and can potentially be harmful.

If you choose to take drugs please bear in mind the following points:

  • Start low, go slow - Start with a small dose & wait until you’ve been feeling the effects for at least 2 hours before redosing. Remember drugs are becoming more & more potent & are not instantaneous, so resist the urge to re-dose too quickly.
  • Avoid mixing drugs - Avoid mixing different drugs, especially with alcohol. Drugs could react together in a bad way & produce long-term health consequences. This is also a way to overdose.
  • Stay hydrated with non-alcoholic drinks - Remember to sip non-alcohol drinks throughout the evening, but don’t drink more than a pint an hour.
  • There are NO set doses - Age, weight, gender, ethnic background & even how tired you are, all play a part in drug metabolism. Your friend’s dose may not be the right one for you.
  • Avoid using drugs when depressed or anxious - Taking drugs can make these feelings worse, either during the drug taking itself or as an effect of the comedown.
  • Don't be afraid to seek help - Do seek help from staff or emergency services and be honest about what drugs you have taken. If your friend is unwell, stay with them until help comes.

You can find all this information in the document below:

 

A Night To Remember Is Back!


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.

The campaign provides education on the impact of alcohol to your health, plus practical ideas to help non-drinking students feel included at social events.

This isn’t us saying stop all socials involving alcohol, we’re just encouraging you to make your socials inclusive and accessible to a wider range of students and take the focus away from drinking and more towards just making sure your members can have a good time.

 

Alcohol Awareness Week
Events

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.

this week

Thu 8th December

Create a gift (cookie jars)
8th December 10am - noon
SIZ (Student Information Zone) Annex
Everything in a jar to make cookies! Book your place!
Free | Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Beginners
UEA trampolining logo - an outline of a person doing a pike jump with UEA trampolining written below Bring a friend to Trampolining
8th December 6pm - 7:30pm
Sportspark Hall 2, Counts 7/8
An open session where all are welcome (you don't have to be a friend of a member!) Donate £1 and come and try trampolining whilst helping us fundraise for Young Minds!
Postgraduate | Volunteering and Charity | Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Sports Club | Making Friends | Beginners | All Abilities | Newcomers
KSoc Dance Class
8th December 6pm - 8pm
NEWSCI 0.08
We’re back with another dance class!! This time we will be learning Red Velvet’s more recent hit song “Feel My Rhythm” !! Everyone is welcome to join regardless of skill level!! The session will be led by our performance director Lydia!
Entertainment | Society | Cultural | Family Friendly | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Beginners | All Abilities | Returners | Newcomers | Mature Student | #ThisGirlCan | body
FESTIVE QUIZ!
8th December 7pm - 9pm
Elizabeth Fry Building 01.08
Join Livewire and Concrete for a FUN festive quiz!! Bring yourself, friends and snacks! BUT we also want to see your best festive jumpers!! We would love for you to donate to our chosen charity ACLT! All money from tickets will be donated to them.
Entertainment | Society | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends
End of Year Social
8th December 8pm - 10:30pm
Bookable Room 1 Union House
Come and join us for pizza and drinks to celebrate the end of the year.
Non Alcohol Focused

Fri 9th December

Disney Christmas gingerbread and cake decorating! Friday 9th December,7-9pm, BDS 0.21, members £1, non-members £2 Disney Christmas Gingerbread and Cake Decorating!
9th December 7pm - 9pm
BDS 0.21
Join us for some Disney Christmas gingerbread and cake decorating!
Entertainment | Society | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends

Sat 10th December

Navigate Norfolk: Felbrigg Estate Day Trip
10th December 11am - 4pm
Meet at UEA Megabus Stop
PLEASE READ TICKET DESCRIPTIONS BELOW! Come and enjoy the beautiful countryside and scenery that Norfolk has to offer with this day trip. Enjoy a great walk around Felbrigg parkland and see the beautiful Christmas decor inside the house and gardens.
Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | All Abilities | Returners | Newcomers | Disability History Month
Bachata/Salsa Social Dancing
10th December 6pm - 11pm
Blackdale School 0.08
For our last class of the year, we will have a one hour Bachata lesson. Then we will have a mix of Salsa and Bachata songs that everyone can dance to freely.
Society | Cultural | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Beginners | All Abilities
Christmas Bands’ concert
10th December 7:30pm - 9:30pm
An amazing evening, filled with all of our bands and ensembles that have been rehearsing throughout the year. Music from strings, concert band, big band, Jazz collective, brass, percussion, clarinets and vocal group!
Entertainment | Family Friendly | Other Venues | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Newcomers

Mon 12th December

Pet a PAT Dog (Pets As Therapy)
12th December noon - 2pm
LCR
Do Something Different is bring this Disability History Month Event with Pets As Therapy
Free | Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Disability History Month
Colouring Club
12th December 2pm - 4pm
SIZ (Student Information Zone) Annex
Do Something Different in the SIZ!
Free | Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Beginners | All Abilities
Winter Show
12th December 7pm - 10pm
LCR
Come along to our annual joint dance show, showcasing Ballet, Tap, Dance squad, Cheer Dance and BLDC!
Entertainment | Non Alcohol Focused | Sports Club | LCR Students

Tue 13th December

Lego Lunch
13th December noon - 2pm
SIZ (Student Information Zone) Annex
Do Something Different for Lunch!
Free | Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Beginners | All Abilities | Newcomers
Christmas Movie Night x Psych Soc
13th December 7pm - 9pm
Campus, room TBC
Headucate x Psych Soc Christmas social
Entertainment | Society | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | All Abilities | Returners
Headucate & PsychSoc Christmas Fundraiser Collab!
13th December 7pm - 10pm
This year for Christmas, UEA Psych Soc are collaborating with Headucate for a movie night, including a white elephant present draw!??
Society | Family Friendly | Non Alcohol Focused | Newcomers | mind

Wed 14th December

Wellbeing Dog Walk
14th December 2pm - 3pm
Meet at UEA Security Lodge
Explore the outdoor green spaces on our beautiful campus and see the 'pawsitive' effect the lovely doggos can have on your wellbeing. You can book tickets up to 2 weeks in advance.
Postgraduate | Family Friendly | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Beginners | All Abilities | Returners | Newcomers | Mature Student
DSD Clay Art Club
14th December 5pm - 7pm
Blackdale Building 0.24
Do Something Creative!
Free | Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | Beginners | All Abilities | Newcomers
MED & HSC Pizza and Movie Night
14th December 6pm - 9pm
Lecture Theatre 2
Free | Non Alcohol Focused

Thu 15th December

Create a gift drop in (set of magnets)
15th December 10am - 2pm
SIZ (Student Information Zone) Annex
Get festive with 12 Days of Different
Free | Do Something Different | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends
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