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Everyone deserves to feel safe and have fun on a night out

With recent reports of spiking in clubs, we appreciate this might be a worrying and upsetting time for some of you. We believe everyone deserves to feel safe and have fun on a night out and there should be no fear of spiking drinks or injections. If you feel strange on a night out - please report it to us straight away - we can help by calling an ambulance.

How to recognise a drink that's been spiked or tampered with:
– foggy appearance
– excessive bubbles
– sinking ice
– a change in colour

We also thought it was important for us to emphasise what we’re doing to keep you safe in our SU spaces...

  • Our security team, prior to every event, will be briefed to look out for symptoms of spiking and are available as a first point of contact if you suspect you have been spiked.
  • We’re increasing the amount of bag searches and pat downs, depending on the event and the crowd.
  • We will continue to operate a zero tolerance policy on spiking. If you’re caught spiking a drink or jabbing someone with a syringe, you will be detained and appropriate action will be taken to hold you accountable for your actions.
  • We have CCTV operating in our spaces. Images are recorded for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety.

If you have any questions about this or need support, please message us via welcome@goldsmithssu.org or use our feedback form. We would also encourage you to input to this spiking consultation by The Last Taboo.