Late-night revelry, parties, and gatherings can be an integral part of University experience for many students. For some, it's a time to unwind, socialise, and create lasting memories.
Late Night Do It Right Blog
Late-night revelry, parties, and gatherings can be an integral part of University experience for many students. For some, it's a time to unwind, socialise, and create lasting memories. However, it's crucial to strike a balance between having fun and staying safe. That's where the "Late Night Do It Right" campaign comes into play.
Some call us “legends”, others “life savers”, we’ve even been described as “angels sent from above” and whilst these are our preferred names but you may also know us as the Late Night Do it Right Team! You know those yellow t-shirt legends that swoop in at events during Welcome Week? Yup, that's us! Picture this: pizza, crisps, sweets, condoms, and toast raining down on you like gifts from the heavens. We're the dynamic force behind the Late Night Do It Right campaign, and our mission is simple: ensuring you have a fun and safe time while taking care of yourself and your friends during your night out. 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.
“This is the best night of my entire life” when handing someone a lollipop
We were at three of the key nights out this welcome period and spoke to over 3,000 students! We hit the Dominos White T Shirt Party, The Official Freshers’ Opening Party at Motion, and SWX for the 90s v 00s Party. The best part? We got to speak with thousands of you and you all loved it too! And guess what stole the show? FREE PIZZA, baby! Dominos joined forces with us, and we dished out a whopping 900 slices. If you missed the pizza party, don't fret; we had stacks of toast too! But we weren't just about the eats; we handed out over 2,000 condoms (safety first!), phone chargers for the battery-deprived, and open ears for those who needed a break from the bustling bar scene.
“You lot are legends” when handing out water
Let's dive into the action-packed world of student shenanigans and responsible partying!
So, what's the buzz, you ask? Well, here are our fab five mantras:
1. Sip, Don't Chug:
We're all about enjoying your drinks, not drowning in them. Sip, savour, and pace yourself - that's the way to go.
2. H2Oh Yeah!:
Dehydration? Nah, not on our watch. We handed out over 500 cans of water but don’t forget to ask for free tap water from the bar too. Guzzle down that aqua because staying hydrated is like a magic shield against nasty hangovers.
3. Squad Goals:
Friends who party together, stay safe together! Keep an eye on each other, and if someone looks like they've had a tad too much fun, lend a helping hand. We're a community, after all.
4. Spike-Proof Your Night:
Safety comes first! We're here to educate you about spiking prevention and keep your drinks secure by handing out Spikeys and StopTopps. Remember, together we can ward off any unwanted party crashers!
5. Get Home Swell:
We're all about getting you home safely. We've got the lowdown on safe rides home, be it public transport, a licensed taxi or splitting the fair in an Uber.
But wait, there's more! We're not just here to save the day during Freshers'. We've cooked up some super helpful hacks for you, like travel tips for a night out, money-saving tricks, the ultimate hangover rescue plan, and a pre-drink guide to make sure you're a pro from your very first year to the seasoned final champ.
We don’t want to stop at Freshers’. 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.
So, if you're curious to know more about our Late Night Do It Right Campaign, and seek additional guidance for your nights out, visit our web pages to discover valuable information about responsible drinking, safe drug usage, and protection against spiking. Your safety, and having a blast, are our top priorities – let's make every night out epic!"