Anti-spiking campaign update

All students deserve to feel safe over the festive period and we recognise that this time of year many people will be out socialising in venues or in accommodation, whether in Sheffield or at home for Christmas.

Your Students' Union will be closed from the 23rd December to 4th January, but that doesn't mean that support isn't available. If you believe yourself or a friend has been spiked, it is important that you remember the following steps:

What should I do if I think my friend has been spiked?

  1. Stay with them and keep talking to them.
  2. Inform a member of the venue staff. You can also call 999 for the police to attend if you have just left the venue or if you are in halls of accommodation or a private residence.
  3. Call 999 for an ambulance if their condition deteriorates.
  4. Don't let them go home on their own or let them leave with someone you don't trust.
  5. Let them know about their options for receiving support, such as Report and Support at Sheffield Hallam. You can also call the police on 101 after the incident or report it online.

Your Students' Union has been working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Police, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Students' Union to create anti-spiking posters for venues around Sheffield. One poster informs of the next steps if you believe someone has been spiked and another is aimed at perpetrators, outlining the consequences. We'll be posting these on our Instagram shortly.

The following venues have so far agreed to display these posters. We will also be working to get these posters and adequate anti-spiking measures in as many venues as possible. See anywhere missing from this list? Email us at

Name of Venue


Onyx Night Club

Rockingham Street

The Wagon & Horses

2 Market Place

Crookes Social Club

Mulehouse Road

Handsworth Inn

343 Handsworth Road

Indie Go Bar

Unit 4, The Yard

Frog & Parrot

94 Division Street


44 Garden Street

Hallamshire House

49 - 51 Commonside

The Leadmill

6 Leadmill Road

West Street Live

128 - 130 West Street

Octagon - University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield

Ecclesall Ale Club

429 Ecclesall Road

Bloo 88

182 West Street

Crystal Bar & House of Hugo

23 - 32 Carver Street


308 - 310 London Road

Tiger Works

136 West Street

The Francis Newton

Clarkehouse Road

Forum Sheffield

127 - 129 Devonshire Street

Yellow Arch Studios

30 - 36 Burton Road

Millowners Arms

Kelham Island Museum

The Ship Inn

312 Shalesmoor

Sports Shack

12 Holme Lane

The Greystones

Greystones Road

Bagshawe Arms

Norton Avenue

The Catch


Sheffield Students Union

University of Sheffield

Wick at Both Ends

West Street

Maida Vale Sheffield

88 West Street

The Common Room

127 - 129 Devonshire Street

Genting Casino

St Pauls Place


16 Carver Street

All students deserve to feel safe and supported throughout their time at university, whether that is on campus, in your accommodation or out in the community. We are continuing to work with our partners around the city to ensure student safety is the absolute priority. Read more about on our anti-spiking campaign.

Student input and involvement is vital to us, so please get in touch with the Student Rights and Campaigns team if you'd like to get involved with campaigning on this issue - or any other issue which affects students.