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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

Drinking responsibly

If you choose to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly. Try to eat before you go out and drink plenty of water or a soft drink between alcoholic drinks. Keep track of what you’re drinking as well as how much. Do not leave your drink unattended.

The National Union of Students (NUS) provides some really useful advice on drinking responsibly and the NHS Choice’s guide to alcohol provides information on topics such as alcohol units, tracking your drinking, and advice on hangover cures.

Further tips on responsible drinking can also be found at

The University has a specific Policy on Student Alcohol Awareness and Use.