An Update on Anti-Spiking Measures

Behind the scenes, our sabbatical officers have been busy working with the different departments across the Students' Union to address and improve our current anti-spiking measures. Check out what they've been up to.

Behind the scenes, our sabbatical officers have been busy working with the different departments across the Students' Union to address and improve our current anti-spiking measures. 

VP Wellbeing & Diversity, Alice Goode, has been working to create a spotlight piece on the Good Night Out Crew, which will be coming out later this term. She recently met with Entertainment & Events Manager Kyri and some crew members, to get their insights into what the job entails and how the team operates on a club night. In the coming weeks, all the officers will be assisting Alice with creating a video to highlight the crucial welfare services provided by the Good Night Out Crew. Alice has also been working to ensure that we are supporting students as best we can when they report a spiking incident to the Students' Union. She’s also been feeding into our new complaints process, and working on new content for our Spiked? campaign page.

Recently, President Henn Warwick successfully campaigned for the implementation of a welfare tent. This has been set up as a safe space for people to go on nights out, offering help and support and respite from inside; it's a bright pink tent available for anyone to use. Henn also has plans to shadow the Good Night Out Crew when they’re working a shift and report back on her experience, so keep an eye on our website and social media channels for future updates.

VP Societies & Sport, Alex Parry, is working towards incorporating spiking awareness and the use of drug testing kits into next year's Student Group Training. This will equip committee members with the knowledge and abilities to help their members if needed.

There'll be a lot more anti-spiking content coming from our officers and the Students' Union in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates.

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