issues for university staff

Duration: 1 Day

Times: 9.30 am - 4.15 pm

DANOS Units: AA1, AB2, HSC 34 AB5, AH10, AD1, AD4

Course Overview

Being a student, to some extent, is about making your own life, choosing what to do and taking on new experiences. But where there is pleasure, there is often risk. This course, for staff working in universities and further education, examines the changing trends of drug and alcohol use amongst students and provides practical advice on helping students remain safe.

As well as covering issues relating to recreational drug use the course also examines the increasing use of Cognitive Enhancement Drugs such as Modafanil and Nootropics. These drugs (often referred to as ‘smart drugs’) are now widely used by students to help them to study for longer, retain information and reportedly improve their cognitive abilities.

The course also clarifies the legal position for university staff with regards to students using or supplying drugs on university premises.

Learning Objectives

Course materials

Each participant will receive a course information booklet, drugs education resources, a DANOS linked Certificate of Attendance and free subscription to the 'Drugs Now' e-zine to keep them up to date after the course.

Course duration

The length of the course is usually 9.30 am – 4.15 pm but for those booking the course for in-house staff training the timings can be adapted to suit your particular needs and requirements.

Programme Outline

9.30am - 4.15pm


Changing patterns of substance use amongst students

Issues relating to New Psychoactive Substances (formerly known as ‘legal highs’)

The role of the internet in accessing and purchasing illegal drugs online


Alcohol: students favourite drug

Use of ‘Smart Drugs’ on college campuses

Students, drugs and the law: issues for university staff

Drugs Now