We're excited to announce the launch of the ‘Why let good times go bad?’ award, as part of our national Best Bar None scheme. The award will recognise students’ unions that have shown a commitment to responsible retailing and the promotion of responsible drinking to their students.
Our work with Drinkaware
NUS have worked with Drinkaware for the last two years to roll out the ‘Why let good times go bad?’ campaign to students’ unions. The campaign is a five year, £100 million initiative which aims to challenge the social desirability and acceptability of drunkenness among 18-24 year olds. Simple tips and advice are provided on how to keep nights positive if you’re drinking. New ‘Why let good times go bad?’ campaign materials will be delivered in late August.
The partnership has had some fantastic results and we want to take the opportunity to recognise those students’ unions that go above and beyond in encouraging responsible drinking amongst their students. The winning union will be the subject of a national press release from Drinkaware recognising their work and other prizes will include a £500 donation towards further initiatives on responsible drinking.
Nominate your union
The nominations process is now officially open, and will close at 5pm on January 31st. You can download the criteria for the award here. To enter, please detail, in no more than 1,500 words, why the students’ union bar should win the award, paying close attention to the criteria. You can also submit up to five documents containing extra information; this is optional but could help to back up your 1,500 word statement. They could be examples of publications, reports, papers or photographs/ images which relate to the entry.
Please submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31st 2013. The winner will be announced at the Best Bar None Awards in April.
Click here for further information on the Best Bar None scheme