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Student Drug Use Report 2020.pdf

In Autumn 2020, the students' union conducted research into drug use at Surrey. The results and analysed and recommendations are made in the below report.


Student Drug Use Policy 2021

Whilst USSU does not condone the use of illegal drugs, we understand that some students do use them and therefore a harm reduction approach is crucial within our procedures and policies. We introduced a new drug use policy in January 2021 to formalise our legal responsibilities as well as our commitment to keeping students safe if they do choose to take drugs. 

Student Drug Use Policy.docx

SSDP Surrey

SSDP Surrey is part of a global organisation - Students for Sensible Drug Policy. The group will promote drug harm reduction education and more sensible policies and procedures here at Surrey. To get involved, contact VP Community, Izzy, at

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week

In November 2020, VP Community Izzy and VP Activity Maya launched USSU's first Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week.

Monday 16th November

6pm: ‘Staying Safe During Lockdown’ – A honest discussion on alcohol, drugs, lockdown and mental health. 6pm. Join us on zoom here. 

Wednesday 18th November

12pm: Alcohol and drug support service stalls outside The Hive. Pop along to pick up a flyer and learn more about the support services on offer to those concerned about the alcohol or drug use of themselves or a friend.

Wednesday 18th November

6pm: 'Surrey Debates: Alcohol and Drugs'- Discussing big topics surrounding alcohol and drugs, including, 'should cannabis be legalised in the UK?', 'is student drinking culture dangerous?' and 'should Students’ Unions offer drug testing kits?' Everybody is welcome to share their opinions and contribute to the conversation. Join on Microsoft Teams here.

Thursday 19th November

2pm: Documentary Afternoon in The Marquee. An educational look into how alcohol and drugs work, the cultures that stem from their usages, and the psychology behind alcohol and drug use. Throughout the afternoon we will be showing a variety of short documentaries exploring various aspects of alcohol and drug use in the UK.

Thursday 19th November

7pm: Drug Policy Activist Training Workshop. An external event run by Anyone's Child, LEAP UK and SSDP (Students for Sensible Drug Policy) UK for those wishing to develop their knowledge and campaigning skills around drug policy. RSVP here.

Friday 20th November

7pm: Alcohol and drug harm reduction workshop. An evidence-based workshop run by DrugsAnd.Me, this session will educate you on how you can champion harm reduction interventions. Join us on blackboard here.


For students seeking evidence-based drug advice, is a good resource for information and support.

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