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University students' union named best bar none

Students' union bars at Chichester named the best in the country for work in promoting safe drinking and student wellbeing

Posted by Hannah Oakman | December 24, 2015 | Facilities

The Zee Bars, situated at the institution’s Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses, outshone more than 50 other UK universities to top the national Best Bar None awards.

Judges from the scheme, which is run by the National Union of Students, gave a score of 100% following an anonymous visit.

Chichester students' union president Jodie Hope with vice president Sean MacEnri collecting the Best Bar None 2015 award

John Williams, from the University of Chichester Students’ Union, said: “It is great to receive recognition as the best in the country for looking after our students.

“We want them to have fun, but we take our responsibilities very seriously, and this award proves we have given our all throughout the last year in ensuring their safety.

“At a time when negative perceptions of the licensed trade prevail, particularly with regards to student drinking, the Best Bar None award is a positive leap in improving the standards, and indeed the perceptions, of alcohol retailing.”

The Best Bar None awards promote and reward the huge efforts that students' union bar put in to corporate social responsibility as well as the wider effects of selling alcohol.

The competition, now in its 12th year, has seen more than 100 hundred students’ union outlets recognised for their exceptional work in promoting student safety within the late night industry.

To find out more about the Students’ Union at the University of Chichester visit 

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