You may have seen our yellow-clad ‘angels’ giving out pizza, lollies, condoms and toast during events throughout Welcome Week. We were part of the Late Night Do It Right campaign, designed to make sure that you were having a fun and safe night out that you remember for all of the right reasons.
“Safety is sexy” – student on receiving a condom
We are here to help encourage a healthier and more responsible relationship with alcohol and to tackle problem drinking among UWE students. It also helps with our Alcohol Impact Accreditation – something that The Students’ Union partners with the University to achieve.
Late Night Do It Right was created in 2014 by Scarlett Oliver, the VP Community and Welfare at the time. The campaign looked similar to how it looks today – e.g. the yellow t-shirts, the club nights and the premise remains unchanged. However, the campaign has grown over the last five years.
This year, we donned our yellow t-shirts and joined you at The Students’ Union at the Welcome Party and SUesday and also ventured out to Motion for the Motion Welcome Rave and in total we spoke to over 1000 students- it was great to see so many of you there!
The biggest hit with you guys was the FREE PIZZA. We teamed up with Dominos again this year and gave out 600 slices over the two events at The Students’ Union. But if you weren’t lucky enough to find us in time for a slice, we were ‘bready’ armed with plates of toast – we gave out 400 slices! It wasn’t just free food though, we were also giving out condoms and charging peoples phones and just here for a chat if people wanted a break from the busy bar atmosphere.
We aren’t just here to support you on a night out, we have also come up with some hacks on travel tips for your night out, how to save money on a night out’, ‘How to combat THAT hangover’ and ‘your pre-drink guide’. All are vital tips whether you are in your first year experiencing Fresher’s for the first time, to being an experienced third year.
We don’t want to just stop over Fresher’s. We are hoping to be at events throughout the year to help you have fun and stay safe on nights out across the year.
To find out more on our Late Night Do It Right Campaign visit our web pages where you can also find out how you can be involved in the future.