#Don'tGetSpiked: Durham Uni's Anti-Spiking Campaign Fails Students

Updated: Oct 26


Content Warning: Spiking / Assault

(Credit- Lucy Jameson, Demographica Limited)

Durham University’s wellbeing account has recently come under fire due to the insensitive response to the endemic spiking incidents occurring across the country. The tweet, posted @DurhamWellbeing read as follows,

"Drink Spiking is dangerous and something that you can prevent from happening to you and your friends. #dontgetspiked Contact the police as soon as possible in a suspected case so an investigation can be conducted and others protected."


The comment faced huge backlash and was removed around lunchtime on Monday 18th October. However, the post had been up for around five days before it gained attention. Following the removal of the tweet, the account posted the following: