We need you to take responsibility for yourself and for others in your academic family this Raisin Weekend - common sense should tell you that it is a bad idea to drink until you are sick, or to make someone else drink until they are sick.
Remember, you can say no.
Student Services and the Students’ Association will be providing support for those who do get ill in the Mansfield building. throughout the day - or via phone If you are worried about someone please do give us a ring.
The emphasis from the University this year is on discipline, and ensuring that anti social behaviour and actions that bring the University into disrepute are dealt with. The police are also taking a different approach - drinking in the streets, damaging property and running riot through the local community will not be dismissed as ‘high spirits’ and there will be a much larger police presence on the streets of St Andrews this year than a few years ago. We want you to leave with a degree, not a degree and a criminal record, so don’t be an idiot.
- Know your limit. It may seem like a good laugh at the time, but it won’t be funny when you end up in hospital.
- Look after those you are supposed to be taking care of. Not everyone can drink, and Raisin Weekend is not about making your academic children ill.
- Don’t break the law, or any of the bylaws of the town. You wouldn’t do it on any other night, and if anything, it’s more stupid to do it on Raisin Weekend when there will be a large police presence.
- Don’t give the student community a bad name - no one is asking you to act like an angel, but if the Students’ Association and the University get complaints, then it’s you that will suffer when our late license is revoked and the University stops us using the estate for events like the foam fight. Don't be the generation of students that kills off Raisin Weekend for everyone else to come!