Join Drug and Alcohol Impact for the 2023/24 academic year

June 20, 2023
Join Drug and Alcohol Impact for the 2023/24 academic year

Following the success of the Drug and Alcohol Impact Pilot, we are open for expressions of interest to join the 2023/24 cohort of universities and students unions’.

The Drug and Alcohol Impact programme will:


·      Recognise and reward institutions that demonstrate good practice in addressing student drug and alcohol use and who make student wellbeing a university-wide priority.

·       Provide the opportunity to be part of a supportive cohort of universities working towards a shared aim. You can exchange best practices, share experiences, and learn from one another's successes and challenges.

·      Give you access to resources, best practice and support, whether you are at the start of your journey focusing on student drug and alcohol use or have already introduced a harm reduction policy on campus.


The programme is recommended as a next step in the Universities UK sector-wide framework on harm reduction due this summer.


We highly recommend that universities and students’ unions participate in the program to effectively implement the UUK national guidance. It benefits students' health and wellbeing and promotes a collaborative working culture to make sustained change happen” John De Pury, Assistant Director of Policy, UUK

During the pilot, institutions demonstrated:


·       Improved knowledge and understanding of student drug use.

·       New or refined harm reduction statements and policies.

·       More support for students seeking help.

·       Increased information made available to students.

·       Relevant training for staff and student roles.

·       Redevelopment of disciplinary procedures to include greater emphasis on support.


To find out more about the programme or to arrange a meeting to discuss your approach to student drug and alcohol use, please emai