Bans

Banning Procedures

All decisions made by the licensee are final and cannot be appealed.

PLEASE NOTE

This table is a guide and any actual action may differ from case-to-case. The Licensee's decision on all bans is final. We reserve the legal right to refuse admission to our venues for any reason. If you're excluded from our venues every effort will be made to contact you within 48 working hours with the length of your ban, this however is not always possible so if you have any queries please contact sudisc@essex.ac.uk and your question will be answered.

This new policy comes into affect on the 1st of October 2016. Any bans issued under the previous policy will not be reviewed, this policy does not apply retrospectively. 

 

We recommend you read this before you purchase any more tickets for events as refunds are not given if you are banned.

 

Where can I be banned from?

The severity of your actions or where they occurred will have an impact on where you are banned from or for how long. Repeat offences in one venue may lead to you being excluded from all venues.

 

SU Bar:

If you are banned from the SU Bar at a night time event (eg Milk It) you may be banned from the SU bar at all times (Day or Night) and from Sub Zero. If you are banned for breaching the policies during the day you will be banned from the SU Bar and Sub Zero.

 

Sub Zero:

If you are banned from Sub Zero for a minor offence your ban will only be from Sub Zero, Frango’s Night events and Base Club events, not other SU Venues.

However if your offence could be classed as a major offence or is a repeat offence you may be banned from all SU Licensed venues during all times they are open.

 The SU licensed Venues are:

  • SU Bar
  • Top Bar
  • Base (Formerly Level Up)
  • Frango's
  • Sub Zero

 

Top Bar:

If you are banned for breaching the Top Bar policies during the day you will be banned from the SU Bar and Sub Zero also.

 

Base Bar and Club:

If you are banned from Base Bar (Day/Early evening events) you will be banned from all SU Venues. 

If you are banned from Base Club (nightime) for a minor offence your ban will only be from Sub Zero, Frango’s Night events and Base Club events, not other SU Venues.

However if your offence could be classed as a major offence or is a repeat offence you may be banned from all SU Licensed venues during all times they are open.

 

 The SU licensed Venues are:

  • SU Bar
  • Top Bar
  • Base (Formerly Level Up)
  • Frango's
  • Sub Zero

 

Frango’s:

If you are banned from Frango’s restaurant you may be banned from all SU venues.

 

If you have any questions about bans you can contact sudisc@essex.ac.uk 

If you think you might have a problem with alcohol or drugs you can contact SU Advice for confidential help and advice on suadvice@essex.ac.uk.

 

 

Category of Offences:

 

Warning offences – (You must produce ID when you are giving a warning. Not producing an ID is a ban-able offence)

Please note that we have introduced a new category of minor offences and “warning offences”. This are low level offences which in a first instant may not result in getting a venue ban, providing that instructions from the venue team are followed and I.D is produced. If you commit a second warning offence then this will result in a venue ban. If you are given a warning and it is later discovered you have had a previous warning then you will be given a ban retrospectively.

 

Some examples of Warning offences:

Drunk/Disorderly

Vomiting in licensed area – Warning given, and a fine must be paid for the clean-up. Admission will not be allowed until the ban is paid.

Trespassing/entering the venue without a ticket – If you attempt more than once on an evening an automatic two week ban will be issued.

Queue Jumping – If you attempt more than once at one event a two week ban will be issued automatically. 

Attempting to bring alcohol into the venue – Alcohol will be confiscated.

Smoking in the venue – if you are caught smoking inside the venue you will receive an initial warning, if you are caught again you will receive a ban.

Sexual Activity – Case by case basis

 

These will get you a ban (further info on which venue you may be banned from is above). The ban length below is a guideline only. Bans will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Consumption of alcohol or possession of own alcohol in a venue – 1 month

Vandalism – 2 weeks + Fine (Fine must be paid before readmission)

Verbal Abuse – 1 month

Threatening Behaviour – 1 Term

Urination in the venue – 2 Week + Fine (Fine must be paid before readmission)

Spitting in the Venue – 1 Month

Refusal to leave a licensed area  - 1 Month

Refusal to hand over ID or giving false details – 2 Weeks

Indecent exposure – 1 Month

 

These will get you banned from all SU Venues. The ban length below is a guideline only. Bans will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Possession/Suspected Possession of Class A Drugs - 6 Months

Possession/Suspected Possession of Class B (or equivalent) Drugs - 3-6 Months

The use of drugs in the venue – 1 year

The intent to supply drugs – Life

Assault – 1 Term

Violent Assault – Life

Theft – 2 Weeks + Fine (Fine must be paid before readmission)

Harassment – 1 Year

Sexual Harassment – As per policy

Destruction of SU Property – 1 Term + Cost of replacement/repair

Carrying of weapons - Life