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Alcohol and drinks

    Here are some important safety tips for drinking acohol.
  • Look out for your friends, everyone has different tolerances to alcohol.
  • Pace yourself when out drinking. Enjoy your night, but don’t try and keep up with friends that can drink more than you.
  • Try not to drink on an empty stomach – have something to eat before going out drinking.
  • Alternate alcoholic drinks with water, you'll feel better in the morning.
  • It's ok to refuse a drink if you don't want one.
  • Avoid pressuring others into drinking to excess.
  • Be wary of accepting drinks from people you don't know.
  • Watch your drinks – ensure they are safe to avoid having your drink spiked. This advice also applies to soft drinks, teas, coffees etc.
  • If you are wary as to whether your drink has been tampered with, don’t drink it!
  • If you see someone tampering with someone else’s drink, report it to the bar staff.
  • When buying alcohol stick to recognised shops, brands, and suppliers. Always look out for suspicious packaging or if the seal has been tampered with.
  • Read Save the Students article ‘How to protect your drink from being spiked’. 

Who to call when you feel unsafe

Our Security Control Room

Please call our security team on:

  • general contact number - 020 8240 4335
  • emergency number - 020 8240 4060.

Police and authorities

Please call the police on:

  • non-emergencies - 101
  • emergencies - 999 (do not be afraid to call this number in emergencies).