Seven uni’s to try and stamp out binge drinkingBy Sj.Cliff
Seven universities have joined a pilot scheme started by the NUS ad the Home Office, aimed at cutting alcohol based initiations and pub crawls.
The NUS Alcohol Impact scheme will run for 12 months at Loughborough, Nottingham, Swansea, Brighton. Manchester Metropolitan, Liverpool John Moores and Royal Holloway universities.
In order to get accreditation, uni’s and their management will have to meet a set of criteria. On this list is, limiting the promotion and sale of alcohol, as well as limiting/stopping alcohol-based initiation to societies and trying to tackle drinking activity on social media.
As well as this, institutions will be expected to develop schemes to communicate the dangers of drinking excessively and work with local retailers "to ensure their operations encourage responsible and safe alcohol consumption"
The Home Office says it has committed more than £90,000 to this one-year pilot and may extend funding into a second year.