Following the Union's Security Review last year, ICU Venues updated their Code of Conduct and introduced a Licencing Disciplinary Investigation Process. These makes clear the expectations we have of all our customers, and what our customers can expect from us in return. It is common sense for most, but we still recommend taking the time to familiarise yourself with it.
Any breaches of the Code of Conduct will be investigated under the ICU Licencing Disciplinary Investigation Process, which can result in bans from our venues of up to a month, or referral to other College / ICU processes for serious cases. Our members have told us that they want to be treated with less suspicion when entering our venues, and expect that the enforcement of the rules should focus on dealing with those that break them, rather than blanket policies that affect everyone. Therefore, whilst we will retain bag searches for our busiest night, we will no longer be asking people to pour away water to enter the building. Those sneaking their own alcohol into our venues can expect to receive more significant consequences (including bans from our venues and events).
ICU are committed to ensuring our Venues are a safe place for all our members, and welcome any thoughts or feedback you might have.
Niamh McAuley, Deputy President (Finance & Services)
Robert Scully (Director of Finance & Resources; Designated Premises Supervisor)