Work hard, play hard.
It’s an approach many of us take whilst at university to try and get the most out of every second we’re here. But sometimes we can get a little carried away where alcohol is concerned, and that great night out can quickly turn into one to forget – or even worse, one you can’t remember.
But stopping that from happening doesn’t have to mean stopping drinking all together, and it can be done by simply understanding more about alcohol, your body and your personal limits.
De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)’s VP Welfare and Community Keira Rounsley is on a mission to spread that message through her Alcohol Awareness Week campaign.
On Monday 14 and Friday 18 November between 11am and 2pm, Keira will be hosting a pop-up shop in De Montfort University (DMU)’s Food Village to help you learn more about just what those pints, jagerbombs and shots are doing to your body and how you can keep in control on your nights out and enjoy yourself to the max.
You’ll get the chance to have a go at our light reaction game while wearing beer goggles, chat about how and why alcohol reacts differently in different people and have a non-alcoholic ‘tipple’ on us at our mock bar.
Keira explained: “None of us want that morning where we wake up and the last night is a blur; we want to wake up and remember the fantastic night we had with our friends.
“Sometimes we don’t know our limits, so I want to get students thinking about their drinking habits and the risks that they might face; on themselves as an individual, their friends and families and also the wider community.
“I’m looking forward to speaking to lots of students as part of Alcohol Awareness Week and showing that you don’t need to drink to have a good time.”