There are some exceptions to which companies clubs and societies can accept sponsorship from.
Based on welfare and ethical concerns LUU has a duty of care to make sure we do not allow the following industries, companies, groups or products to advertise in LUU. The following companies are banned:
- Tobacco or nicotine companies
- Casinos and gambling companies/websites to include e.g. bingo and lottery
- Housing agents and landlords that do not adhere to the code of standards supplied by Unipol (Advice to provide an updated regular list) and not charge fees
- Companies promoting financial credit or money lending e.g. quick credit websites; payday loan companies, credit cards and private companies promoting student loans
- Arms companies
- Companies involved in the sex industry, including topless bars and online sex services
- Companies that test on animals for non-medical purposes
- Companies that want to promote medical testing
- Jobs that are paid on a commission only basis
- All essay proofreading, checking and writing services e.g. Studypool
- Groups that fall out of line with our no platform policy
Clubs seeking alcohol manufacturer company (e.g. Smirnoff or Tetleys) sponsorship must discuss this with the Activities Officer first.
There is no blanket ban on commercial companies – including restaurants, bars, pubs and shops – except for when the company comprises the above categories.