Policies


Both our licenced venues take part in the National NUS-accredited Best Bar None Scheme & have attained Gold standard for 2015-16. This scheme recognises and promotes the safe spaces provided by Students’ Unions; encouraging safer drinking, responsible promotions, inclusivity for all groups and social responsibility to the wider community.

We reserve the right of admission.

House Rules

  • Alcohol must not be brought onto the premises.
  • Glasses or bottles must NOT be taken off Union Premises.
  • Members must give up their NUS Extra card upon request from Union Staff on Duty.
  • Resources cards should be given up for photocopying purposes, but will be returned.
  • Patrons should leave promptly and quietly at the close of business as directed by Union staff.
  • Anti-social behaviour may result in ejection and disciplinary action against members.
  • Vandalism of Union property will not be tolerated. The Union will pursue the recovery of the cost of the damage.
  • Fighting is an automatic disciplinary offence for members and Union staff. University staff will be reported to their departmental head. In all cases, members, guests and staff will be ejected and where appropriate the police called.
  • Patrons must adhere to instructions given by Union staff, on duty, at all times.
  • Patrons must abide by the Safe Spaces Policy.

General Entry Conditions

  • No re-admission to events.
  • All guests of students must present photographic ID.
  • Valid forms of photo ID: Passport or Driving Licence (Resource cards are not proof of age
  • No one under the age of 18 is permitted on licenced premises, with the exception of children in designated areas at the discretion of the licensee.
  • The appropriate admission fee must be paid.
  • Members, staff and guests are required to observe the policies of the Union.
  • Members banned by the Union or pending a disciplinary hearing are not permitted entry into the Union's bars and venues.
  • Members disciplined by the University under the terms of the Partnership Disciplinary Agreement between the Students' Union and the University are not permitted entry into the Union’s bars and venues.
  • Admission will be refused to members, staff and guests who appear or act in a manner that gives rise to reasonable suspicion that they may be under the influence of drink or controlled substances.
  • The Students' Union and the University operate a no drugs policy, any breach in this policy will be reported to the police.
  • Breaches of these regulations will be dealt with under the Union’s Disciplinary Procedures.

Admission Policy

Bar Latitude Entry

  University of Greenwich students, staff and Union Members Partner colleges and other university students Other guests
Age 18 and over 18 and over 21 and over
Identification Scan student ID or show NUS Extra card Show student ID or NUS Extra card, may be asked for valid photo ID as proof of age (passport or driving licence) Show valid photo ID (passport or driving licence)
  • There is accessible/step-free access to the bar through the glass doors at the back of the building, leading into the bar area.
  • There are accessible toilet facilities in the downstairs corridor.
  • The bar areas, social space and advice & information services are all based on the ground floor.
  • University of Greenwich students are able to sign in a maximum of two guests who must be signed in at the same time as the student. These guests will need to provide valid identification and are the responsibility of the student signing them in.
  • Other partner college or other university students are able to sign in one guest who must be signed in at the same time as the student. These guests will need to provide valid identification and are the responsibility of the student signing them in.
  • Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 11pm, often closing later on Fridays.
  • No admission after 10:50 PM.

Sparrows Entry

  University of Greenwich students Partner colleges and other university students Other guests
Age 18 and over 18 and over 18 and over
Identification Scan student ID or show NUS Extra card Show student ID or NUS Extra card, may be asked for valid photo ID as proof of age (passport or driving licence) Show valid photo ID (passport or driving licence)
  • Only University of Greenwich students are able to sign in a maximum of two guests who must be signed in at the same time as the student. These guests will need to provide valid identification and are the responsibility of the student signing them in.
  • Entry will not be permitted without valid identification.

Admission Requirements Details:

  • Life Members of the Union are permitted entry on production of their membership card.
  • Union and University staff are permitted entry on production of their Resource card.
  • Persons attending or organising functions authorised by SUUG are permitted entry on production of valid photo ID.
  • Students from Further Education Establishments are not permitted entry into the Union’s licenced bars and venues unless associated to University of Greenwich.
  • Students in category B (originating from one of the 28 EU member states or Macedonia (FYROM), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Turkey) must have their NUS Extra card with them for the duration of their visit.
  • Guests must arrive and leave with the member or student permitted to sign them in and must not remain on the premises after the member or student has left.
  • We reserve the right to retain valid photo ID to gain entry to the premises. Photo ID will be returned to the guest when the guests leaves.
  • Members are liable for the cost of any damage caused by their guest.