Students of both Nottingham Trent and The University of Nottingham are in the top 15 Universities in the country that spend the most on Cocaine, Ketamine and MDMA.
In a survey of 10,000 university students, Nottingham Trent was placed eighth in the table for spending the most on a gram of the three class A drugs, whereas the University of Nottingham was placed 11th.
Other drug related incidents have also occurred in Nottingham in recent weeks. Two night clubbers were found dead after the consumption of drugs and three other fell ill. These incidents have raised questions about the accessibility of drugs in Nottingham.
“we are well aware of students being involved with drugs”
IAN MORDEN, Security Systems Manager
Security Systems Manager at Nottingham Trent, Ian Morden, tells CBJ spotlight “you hear information coming in about student taking drugs… the security team at the university are well aware of students being involved with drugs and they do report an incidents to the police.”
Student nights in Nottingham are happen every night of the week. There is no direct correlation between these nights and the purchase of drugs, but bar manager, Martyn Cooling, does keep a check on the people coming into his bar.
With local bars still looking to combat this issue by enforcing strict entry guidelines it seems that the both universities and local bars are aiming for a drug-free city.
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