“Not all heroes wear capes, sometimes they wear yellow T-shirts”
You may have seen our yellow-clad heroes giving out pizza, condoms, sweets and cups of tea during Welcome Week. We were part of the Late Night Do It Right campaign, to help students have fun and safe nights out that you remember for all the right reasons.
"Better be safe than sorry"
- on receiving a condom
It is designed to 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 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 four years: this year, we partnered with Pryzm, Dominoes and Bristol Drugs Project to take our impact even further.
“You guys are legends”
- pretty much everybody on receiving pizza
You guys loved it. The pizza went down really well (we gave out over 900 slices across three events) and at the Closing Party, when the pizza didn’t happen, we were 'bready' for anything gave out over 400 slices in just one night! It wasn’t just free food, we gave out flip flops to those in heels and helped people find their way home.
We don’t want to stop at Fresher’s. This year we are hoping to be at events throughout the year to help you guys have fun and safe nights out all year round.
To find out more about the Late Night Do It Right campaign, visit our web pages where you can also find out how you can be involved in the campaign’s future.
“I really enjoyed helping people and genuinely think we made a difference ensuring people who were too drunk were in a safe place!”