The University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) has been crowned the Best Student Venue 2018 in the city, voted for by Plymouth students. At the Plymouth Best Bar None Awards on the 6th November hosted at the Crowne Plaza Plymouth, UPSU scooped the award for the outstanding management of the bar and nightclub plus the contribution it makes to the evening and night-time economy within the city.
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.
UPSU took the top award for its continued hard work and dedication to ensuring that its venue is run to the highest of standards helping reduce anti-social behaviour and alcohol related crime in the city.
- WINNER with 232 votes 31.7%: UPSU
- Runner Up with 189 votes 25.8%: PRYZM Plymouth
- Highly Commended with 109 Votes 14.9%: Fever & Boutique Plymouth
Gina Connelly (UPSU Chief Executive):
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 University of Plymouth for their continued support of the Students’ Union and helping us to achieve this recognition.
Alex Doyle (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 an outstanding student experiences. We have an exceptionally dedicated 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.