Police Operation at Soap: The Zoo

At tonight's event, Soap: The Zoo, you may have noticed an increased police presence along with additional bag and body searches. We just wanted to reassure everyone that this is part of our ongoing partnership with Surrey Police aimed at stopping banned and restricted substances from being brought into the Students’ Union Venue.

This continues the work we began last year when we launched our Spiked campaign, aimed at ending drink spiking on campus. With a large number of new students on campus it's important to remind everyone of the steps you can take to lower the risk of when it comes to potentially having your drink spiked.

Having your back and ensuring that you can safely attend events in our venues is a top priority for us. A key requirement of our licensing agreement is that we allow access to the Police for these operations to take place and we want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s event for your understanding and patience while search operations were taking place.

Being Safe At Our Events

Your safety is our number one priority and we will be continuing with our Spiked campaign throughout the whole academic year. This will include our increased security presence and the ability to get free spikeys for your drinks from the bar.

Please report any incidents or suspicious activity in our venues to a member of our security/bar team who will be able to assist you. For any incidents that you wish to report post-event, please email venues@su.rhul.ac.uk so that we can investigate.

Enjoy your night, have fun, but most importantly, stay safe.