SOS-UK run a growing number of programmes and initiatives that create positive change across the board on issues related to student alcohol and drug use.
Our work in this area focuses on reducing harm and improving student health and wellbeing. Our work supports action at many levels, from influencing the behaviour of individuals and upskilling staff who support students, to supporting universities and SUs to change policies, fostering a better environment for those with alcohol or drug issues to seek support.
We also work to support universities and SUs to make their campuses more inclusive and improve student experience for those who choose not to drink.
This work builds upon 15 years of experience in mobilising students and staff to work together to create positive change around environmental and social issues across campus and the wider community. Improving student health and wellbeing is a core part of our vision for a more just and sustainable society
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Building upon the success of Alcohol Impact, Drug and Alcohol Impact supports institutions in taking a holistic approach to creating healthy, inclusive cultures around drugs and alcohol. The accreditation programme not only supports institutes to embed social norms of responsible drinking on their campuses but also refocuses the conversation on drugs towards reducing harm, and priortising the health and wellbeing of their students.
Alcohol Impact is a harm-reduction behaviour change programme, to support students' unions and universities in fostering productive, healthy and inclusive student cultures surrounding drinking.
Since its launch in 2015, Alcohol Impact has supported 31 universities and SUs across the UK to create positive change across campuses. From sober raves to alcohol awareness training for sports clubs, Alcohol Impact helps institutions to innovate their approach to tackling issues related to student alcohol use.
Drink Rethink is a preventative approach helping students to reflect on their drinking, considering the risks associated and the benefits of cutting down. The intervention is delivered by trained students ambassadors who use a nationally recognised evidence-based behaviour change tool.
For more information download the Alcohol, Drugs and Student Wellbeing offer 2023-24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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September 5, 2023
New research with higher education students on their relationship with and views on alcohol and drugs
March 17, 2023
We are excited to launch our latest support package to education institutions across the country! Our offer provides the resource and expertise you need to embed sustainability across your institution
August 10, 2022
New research on students and their relationship with alcohol and drugs
July 19, 2022
We are excited to launch our offer for Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) students’ unions for 2022/23.
July 13, 2022
Our unique online toolkit software is getting an upgrade
April 19, 2022
We are delighted to launch our tertiary education offer for 2022-23
March 31, 2022
The Drug & Alcohol Impact Pilot - 18 months in, what have we learnt?
March 31, 2022
Join us online on 8th June 2022 for our annual Student, Drug and Alcohol Conference to explore the issues surrounding alcohol and drug use in students.
March 22, 2022
We’re pleased to announce that Royal Holloway, University of London and Royal Holloway Students’ Union have received NUS Alcohol Impact accreditation. This reflects the dedication and commitment of bo
January 4, 2022
In November 2021, we conducted a survey on student opinions on spiking in the UK. Read about our key findings and conclusions.
December 13, 2021
Find out what SOS-UK did to mark Alcohol Alcohol Awareness Week 2021
December 8, 2021
Read our response to the government's 10-year drug strategy "From Harm to Hope"
November 16, 2021
Despite what it seems, drinking alcohol is only a small part of student life, find out ways to build relationships without the hangover.
April 27, 2021
SOS-UK is excited to launch our new and revamped tertiary education offer for 2021/22.