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Unions cancel club nights in support of Girls Night In

By Luke Chafer

Both QMU and GUU have cancelled their club nights next week in support of the Girls Night in campaign.

Following the Girls Night In campaign to boycott clubs this coming Thursday both Unions have opted to cancel their club nights. The boycott comes after an increase in the number of spikings reported in clubs across the country. 

In their official statement, GUU said: “In solidarity with Girls Night In club boycott on 28th October, we at the GUU have made the decision not to open Hive or the Well.” The statement goes on to say that the GUU aims to provide a safe environment to all its members and “we will continue to do all we can to deliver this”.

The QMU have also cancelled their club night planned for Thursday, which was to mark the end of Black History Month. The event will still take place but will now be a smaller gathering in the bar upstairs.

The announcement followed a cross-campus statement from the Unions earlier this week. 

This article has been updated to include the following:

GUU President, Amy Briggs, commented: “The Board of Management of the GUU have made the decision to not open either HIVE or The Well on Thursday 28 October to stand in solidarity with the Girls Night In campaign.

“As a student’s union, which is run by and on behalf of students, we support the campaign. The GUU acknowledges that sexual harassment in all its forms is not the responsibility of victims to address.

“When operating our services, including our nightclub operations, our absolute priority is to provide our members, patrons and staff with a safe and enjoyable night out. We will continue to implement, review and improve our safety procedures where necessary.”


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