If you choose to drink or do drugs, we want you to do it safely. This page offers you the advice and policies you need to keep safe.
If you do choose to drink when you come to University, the last thing you want is to let drinking too much ruin a good night.
Although we appreciate that sometimes drinking too much is easily done, ultimately you are responsible for yourself on a night out and therefore it may be helpful to understand a little more about safe drinking limits, what happens to your body after alcohol consumption, and ways to keep yourself safe.
Take a look at our staying safe page to know how to look after yourself and your mates if they have drunk too much, or if their drink may have been spiked.
Whilst the University does not condone the use of illegal drugs on or off campus, if you do choose to use drugs, we want you to be as safe as possible doing so. As adults, this is your decision and any consequence that comes from drug use is your responsibility. Before you do consider trying drugs, it is important to get your facts right, know the risks involved, and know where to get help with drug use should you need it.
We also have a Substance Amnesty Box located at the Student Wellbeing Centre to dispose of any illegal substances or legal highs should you wish to.
This is located on the ground floor, just past the stairs.
Talk to us
Student Services and the University of Lincoln take the safety of our students seriously.
If you need to speak to someone about anything you have experienced, Student Services run support sessions.
Student Wellbeing Walk In Times:
- Monday – Friday between 10am-4pm
- Thursday (term time only) 5-7pm
Student Support Extended Hours:
- Thursday evenings (during term-time only) between 5-7pm
If you are ever concerned about the immediate safety of yourself or others, call 999.
Alcohol and substance use advice sessions
Exposure to drinking culture and recreational drug use can sometimes feature as part of student life. Excessive substance use can affect your judgement, lead to unsafe situations and have long term implications on your health. ‘We Are With You’ is Lincoln’s drug and alcohol service and they will be joining us to provide advice sessions. These sessions will be helpful, whether you are experiencing concerns around alcohol/ substance use, or just generally want to be better informed.
For more information about these sessions, please get in touch with the Student Wellbeing Centre by emailing email@example.com or by calling us on 01522 886400.
Additional support links:
Drinkaware Track and Calculate Units
Get the free app from Drinkaware; track your alcohol consumption and spend over time, calculate units and calories and set goals to help you moderate your drinking.
You can download the app here.
This app charts how much you’ve been drinking, gives you suggestions of moderation, lets you know when it’s the optimum time to call a taxi and maps your location in relation to public transport services.
You can download the app here.