The University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) has been crowned the Best Student Venue 2016 in the city, as voted for by Plymouth students. At the Plymouth Best Bar None awards on November 1st hosted at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, UPSU scooped the award for the excellent management of the bar and nightclub plus the contribution it makes to the evening and night-time economy within the city, UPSU was also awarded the runner up for Best Late Night Venue.
The Plymouth Best Bar None scheme is an accreditation scheme run by the licensed trade. Its aim in partnership with the authorities is to reduce alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour through training, education and the promotion of best practice. In order for a premises to become an accredited member of the Best Bar None scheme, the establishment has to undergo an annual assessment to ensure that they are both legally compliant and that they operate to the highest of standards. The Best Bar None Plymouth scheme is nationally recognised as one of the top 6 schemes in the country.
Out of 55 venues in the city scheme UPSU took the top award for its continued hard work and dedication to ensuring that it’s venue is run to the highest of standards helping reduce anti-social behaviour and alcohol related crime in the city.
Gina Connelly (UPSU Chief Executive) said:
To win this award voted for by students means so much to me and our staff. This is a great recognition to our amazing staff team who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that we are delivering the best student experience possible in our venue. I would like to thank Plymouth University for their continued support of the Students’ Union and helping us to achieve this recognition.
Lowri Jones (UPSU President):
I’m extremely proud that the students of Plymouth have voted for UPSU as the best student venue. It really demonstrates the hard work and commitment the SU shows to delivering outstanding student experiences. We have an exceptionally dedicated full time staff and student staff team, that have all worked hard to deliver the best venue possible to our students. The safety of our students is of paramount to us at UPSU and this award recognises that importance to us.
Winners for each category were-
BBN Best Food Venue:Restaurant-
Runner up: Marshmills Beefeater
Winner - The Chancel Wine Bar and Bistro
BBN Best Bar, Bistro, Cocktail venue:
Highly Commended- Planet
Runner up - The Berkeley Bar & Grill
Winner - Refectory Bar
BBN Best Pub Food Venue:
Highly commended - The Stannary Court
Runner up - The Brass Monkey
Winner- The Berkeley Bar & Grill
BBN Best Best Pub:
Highly commended - The Navy Inn
Runner up- The Gog & Magog
Winner - The Stannary Court
BBN Best Late Night Venue:
Highly Commended- Planet
Runner up -- University of Plymouth Students' Union
Winner -- Switch Plymouth
BBN Best Student Choice Venue:
Highly commended - Popworld Plymouth 23.4% votes
Runner up - Walkabout Plymouth 23.6% Votes
Winner- University of Plymouth Students' Union 29.5% votes
BBN Best Team Member:
Runner up: Lewis Wilson Switch Plymouth
Winner : Tilly Dehnert Walkabout Plymouth