Message from the Director of Public Health for Hampshire.
This message is intended to make you aware of the health risks associated with the use of new psychoactive substances (“NPS”) and raise awareness of new legislation making the sale, supply and importing of all such substances illegal.
Risks to Health
Over the past three weeks there have been 11 non-fatal overdoses requiring emergency medical treatment in the Winchester area resulting from use of the new psychoactive substance known as “spice” (intended to mimic the effects of cannabis). All the victims required emergency medical treatment.
In addition to the health risks associated with NPS use, the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act on Thursday, 26th May, means that anyone supplying, offering to supply or importing any psychoactive substance may be at risk of prosecution and could face a jail sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to £10,000. Under the Act, supplying includes sharing products with friends whether or not any money changes hands and importing includes any on-line purchase where the supplier is based outside of the UK.
Further Information & Advice
If you have concerns for yourself or a friend speak to the Room 15 Wellbeing Team. (Room 15 is opposite the College Canteen) Additional general information is available at www.talktofrank.com (tel: 0300 123 6600)
Two female students were approached Thursday 5th May by a male who was driving a red VW Polo as they were walking along Langstone Road. He tried to offer them a lift to college and when they did not accept he became abusive. The Police have been informed.
If you experience anything similar to this please report it to staff in room 15 and do also call the police if you feel the need to
Exams start 16th May.
Please check your exams timetable on the ILP. If you have any queries please come and see us in Room 63.
Please remember that smart watches are now considered prohibited items in exams - as such we have had to ban all watches from exams to avoid any potential malpractice.
Seating lists will be put up in the corridor outside the Student Centre in advance of each exam, you must check your room and seat number before entering the exam room.
Please be ready to be called into the exam room approx 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, and it is your responsibility to bring with you any equipment you may need.
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