Tag : Alcohol

Family of Student Who Died of Alcohol Consumption Hit Out at University Drinking Culture

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On the 13th December 2016, a ‘drink-fuelled initiation’ into the Agriculture Society at the University of Newcastle ended tragically with the death of 1st year economics student Ed Farmer. Now, almost two years on, an inquest has made clear the series of events which led to Ed’s death, and has … Read More

An Outside Perspective of British Drinking Culture

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When I arrived in Leeds from my native Italy in September, I prepared myself for Brit drinking culture through binge-watching all of the comedy series Peepshow. Thanks to that show, I was aware that British drinking culture differs from Italy’s. Not that I came as a teetotaler. Veneto, the region … Read More

NUS Survey Finds that 70% of Students Feel ‘Peer Pressured’ to Drink Alcohol

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The National Union of Students (NUS) recently conducted a survey of 2,215 students in higher education to gain a better insight into their relationship with alcohol. Alcohol forms a key part of Freshers Weeks and many societies’ socials. Despite this, many students have expressed the necessity for more sober socials, … Read More

The End of the Boozy Student?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Annabelle Toon discusses whether or not we are witnessing the end of the British student drinking culture as we know it.   University is stereotyped by many as the place where it’s acceptable to be drunk for four days in a row and nobody is concerned for your health. The … Read More

A Gin-Credible Experience

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Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Jade Verbick, recounts her classy night at a cafe-turned-gin bar hosted by Sipsmith ambassadors.   It’s not every day that one gets invited to a gin tasting and masterclass with all the 20-something social media influencers of Leeds, but that’s how I found myself on the first floor … Read More

Agony aunt: alcohol and peer pressure at university

1 year ago / 0 comments

I don’t drink alcohol, but all my friends do, and whenever they’re drunk I feel like I’m on the outside. I don’t want to compromise on my beliefs, but I’m also tired of feeling like I’m missing out. Any advice? Nowadays, there seems to be a common misconception that all … Read More

Judge Refuses Wetherspoon’s Appeal

1 year ago / 0 comments

A judge has upheld the decision to refuse J D Wetherspoon an alcohol license for the grade-two listed Elinor Lupton Centre on Otley Road, Headingley. The long-running bid to turn the iconic building into a 500-capacity eatery took a further step backward after a Leeds Magistrates’ Court district judge sided … Read More

Never have I ever played a drinking game…

1 year ago / 0 comments

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the sheer amount of drinking first years get up to. So it only seems natural to help you on your nights out to Fruity, Mission and the like by giving you some drinking games to help set off your careers of long nights and … Read More

Cigarettes and Alcohol

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, announced the 2017 Spring Budget last week. Amongst the large array of price changes and resource allocations, two price rises stood out to me in particular: cigarettes and alcohol. In other words, the two commodities that make the student nightlife world go round. … Read More

IPA And All That – A Memorable History Of Alcohol Part 1

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Humanity has always had a drinking problem. From our hunter-gatherer days, to when we settled down to farm and onto the modern day where we produce alcoholic drinks in industrial quantities; consumption of alcohol has defined us socially, culturally, and even religiously. Pinpointing when, or where, our obsession with ethanol … Read More