This week sees the third annual launch of ‘Why let good times go bad?’ – a five year, £100 million initiative being run by alcohol charity Drinkaware. The campaign aims to challenge the social desirability of drunkenness among 18-24 year olds and provides tips and advice on how to keep nights positive. The campaign gives three main tips:
- Have something to eat to stay on your feet
- It's not a race, remember to pace
- Try to make every third drink a soft one
NUS are pleased to be continuing to work in partnership with Drinkaware to help them amplify the campaign to our members. Campaign materials are being sent out to all HE students’ unions in the first week of September, and we’ve also launched a brand new alcohol section of NUS Connect.
This section contains all you need to know about the work NUS and Drinkaware are carrying out around responsible drinking and you can also find out and download the latest news, facts and resources for ‘Why let good times go bad?’. And while you’re there don’t forget to check out how many units and calories you consumed on your last night out with the unit calculator. Careful - you might be in for a shock!