The majority of our customers are students. It is our view that they are adults, and we are not here to dictate or control their actions or choices. We also recognise that there are plenty of alternatives to the Students’ Union as a venue. Our general policy is one of awareness and education. We do not wish to ‘preach’ or take a ‘moral high ground’. We do aim to use our knowledge of how to market effectively to students, to get key messages across regarding their safety and well-being, by providing relevant and timely information and reminders.
- We have ‘Spikeys’ available on request, free of charge in Union venues
- Customers observed by Security inside, outside or leaving our premises are informally assessed. If their demeanour causes sufficient concern; that person will be treated initially as a casualty, be assessed further, and given appropriate assistance. This could include first aid, assistance getting home, or locating a friend to accompany them. Aggravating features to cause concern are people leaving alone, or when challenged, the casualty cannot positively identify a companion. Where we suspect someone’s drink may have been spiked we will also treat it as a criminal act, investigate further to gain evidence, and involve the emergency services.
At LUU, we operate a Check 21 age verification policy.
This policy applies in relation to the sale or supply of alcohol on LUU premises.
For this policy the responsible person is the designated premises supervisor for each bar/venue.
Staff serving alcohol or working on the front door of the premises must require any individuals who appear to the responsible person to be under the age of 21 years of age to produce on request, before being served alcohol or granted entry to the building, identification bearing their photograph, date of birth, and a holographic mark.
Examples of appropriate identification include:
- A valid photocard driving licence
- A valid passport
- A proof of age card bearing the PASS hologram
However other ID that meets the above criteria can also be accepted if the member of staff believes it to be genuine.
Anybody who cannot produce acceptable ID will be refused entry/ service and if the failure takes place during an event finishing after midnight they will be escorted from the premises.
The premises licence holder will ensure that staff are made aware of the existence and content of this policy.