The SU bar ranked top 3 in the country

The University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) Bar has been ranked in the top 3 in the country for a national award as a part of a scheme that promotes responsible management for bars and nightclubs.

The Best Bar None awards scheme is run by the National Union of Students (NUS) and assesses students’ unions for the range of policies, training and practices that promote a safe and inclusive environment for students. Best Bar None is an Accreditation Scheme with National Awards supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry which is aimed primarily at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.

Over 50 students’ unions across the country participate in the scheme, which has also been adopted by 75 towns and cities across the UK. This year UPSU achieved a Gold Award and is consistently placed highly in the leading students’ union venues in the country, this year scoring 100% for its assessment and 91% from a mystery shopper visit.

Lowri Jones, UPSU President, said: 
This is a well deserved national recognition for the hard work and commitment our team does to make sure that students are having the best possible experience whilst at University.

Velu Balasubramanian, UPSU Commercial Director, said:
It’s great to be recognised for the great work our team does to ensure that students safety is paramount in the running of our popular venue. We work hard training our staff and are constantly looking at ways to improve and enhance our offer for students.