Hallam SU triumphs over Uni Of in Best Bar None awards
A dark day for Uni Of
In a dramatic turn of events Sheffield Hallam’s SU has come out on top in the Best Bar None awards, defeating Uni Of, the long reigning king of students’ unions.
The Best Bar None scheme is a National Award Scheme supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry which is aimed primarily at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.
Sheffield as a city was awarded ‘highly commended’ in the Best Overall Scheme, just losing to Durham, for the whole city’s reduction in alcohol related crime and disorder. A total of 40 of our city’s pubs, bars and clubs are involved in the BBN scheme, including The Harley, Tiger Works, and Pop World to name a few.
In the ‘University Challenge’ category Hallam students’ union came out on top, beating Uni Of. The category of “University Challenge” is a hard fought contest between the two universities to see who has the best standard of responsible management and operation of their bars.
It is a dark day for Uni Of, who have continually beaten Hallam in almost everything – did we mention we’ve won Varsity four years in a row, and just this December won Winter varsity for the third year in a row?
It’s like you can hear the chant “I would rather be a poly than a cunt” ringing around the city.
They may have won this award, but let’s be honest it’s for safety, not fun. And we all know where the party is truly at in Sheffield – we’ve all been to Bar One pre-Pop Tarts or ROAR.
Here is what Peter Neild, Students’ Union Activities officer, had to say about the victory: “It was amazing for us to be crowned the winners against the University of Sheffield and that we are able to assure our students that we are a safe and responsible venue.”