We asked UWE Bristol students what they think about alcohol, here are the results of the survey with opinions from some familiar faces.

UWE Students Say

We asked UWE Bristol students what they think about alcohol, here are the results of the survey with opinions from some familiar faces.

FRESHERS: DO IT RIGHT

“We offer alcohol-free events and there are many societies within The Students’ Union who run events that are inclusive for everyone which showcase the diversity that is on offer. So for all of you who aren’t drinkers, there’s still plenty of events and activities to get involved with!” – Zain Choudhry, President

The whole Welcome period in September is incredibly overwhelming. As well as information over-load surrounding university life; there can be a lot of pressure to go and party hard with all your newfound friends. Whilst 72% of UWE Bristol students told us that they have sometimes felt that they needed to drink to fit in, we want you to know that this is totally not the case - you don’t need to drink to have a good time.

Our Freshers’ Events span almost three weeks – whilst you should make the most of what’s on offer, that doesn’t mean drinking solidly. Freshers’ events are about getting to know each other and we have loads of events that are designed to help you do that.

 “During Welcome it can sometimes be hard to meet people in clubs because of not being able to hear anyone above all the music" – Sian, VP Community and Welfare.

If you do go out we want you to have a fun and safe night out, so our Late Night Do It Right team will be at some of the Freshers’ events giving out water, snacks and condoms to those who need them. You can even charge your phone and sit in our Late Night Chill Out room to have some time to yourself.

We asked UWE Bristol students what they think about alcohol, here are the results of the survey with opinions from some familiar faces:

90% of UWE Bristol students eat before they go out

"I always eat before I go out, it means the night lasts longer, but also I get to eat!" – Sian, VP Community and Welfare

82% of UWE Bristol students said that drinking too quickly can cut short a great night out

“A night I can’t remember is a complete waste of time. Take care of yourself! Life is about making memories, not deleting them.” – Bahkai, VP Societies and Communication

76% of UWE Bristol students don’t have to get drunk to have a good time

“Having a good time doesn’t always need to involve alcohol, try a different event like go-karting, paintballing or Airhop!” – Erin, VP Sport and Health 

73% of UWE Bristol students don’t like socialising with people who get too drunk

“Most people like a drink, nobody likes a drunk” – Erin, VP Sports and Health