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Alcohol guidelines at Leiden Law School

14 February 2024

As part of our commitment to creating a positive, safe and healthy environment for staff, students and visitors, Leiden University stresses that work and alcohol are not compatible given the potential negative effects on performance, safety and collaboration. The alcohol guidelines were recently reviewed. The Faculty Board would like to draw attention to Leiden Law School’s updated alcohol guidelines.

The use of alcohol in the faculty’s buildings is permitted under certain conditions. As we recognise the value of social gatherings, we have drawn up specific rules and procedures to facilitate responsible alcohol consumption during events, drinks receptions and social gatherings. Below are some of the key rules:

  • It is not permitted to be under the influence of alcohol during working hours.
  • Managers monitor compliance with the rules on alcohol.
  • At events and drinks receptions, only soft drinks, wine, beer, non-alcoholic wine and non-alcoholic beer will be served (no spirits).
  • Alcohol intake is permitted in moderation: staff, students and others present are responsible for monitoring their own intake. The faculty does not serve alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age.
  • Storing alcohol in work areas is not permitted, except temporarily for use during events.
  • Specific rules apply for study associations.
  • Staff from the various departments and institutes must request permission from their Academic Director to provide alcohol. All other staff must request permission from the faculty’s Facility Manager. Study associations must receive permission from the Assessor.
  • Drinks receptions and social gatherings may begin from 16.00 onwards on working days and must end by 20.00 at the latest. The Faculty Board may make exceptions to this rule.
  • There are specific rules on times, group sizes and any costs for Emergency Response Officers and security staff.

Read Leiden Law School’s full alcohol guidelines here.

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