University Law society criticised after ‘clicking fingers’ and ‘waving money’ at staff during Christmas party

Student members of a law society have been given a stern warning from their president after they “clicked fingers” and “waved money” at staff at their Christmas Party.

According to reports made public in a Facebook post Newcastle University law students smashed glasses and mocked staff members for where they studied at the event as well as threatening to sue them and waving money and clicking at them.

President of the Eldon society Tara Drew emailed members and posted on the Facebook page a week after the event, which took place on 6th December.

She highlighted that on the night of the event, “there was a small group of members who acted inappropriately and recklessly” at Pitcher & Piano, where the Christmas party was being held.

Drew also expressed her disappointment at the vomiting around the bar area by certain members, The Tab reported.

There had been free drink provided at the event which was exclusively open to Newcastle university students, both members and non-members of the society.

Speaking to the Newcastle Tab, Drew said: “I’d just like to make it clear that it was horrible behaviour by a small group of people that have had serious repercussions for the rest of us. Eldon has a zero tolerance policy with regards to that kind of behaviour.

“The committee have been hard at work improving relationships between staff and students and encouraging greater welfare and diversity initiatives and I am absolutely devastated to hear the events and I am working closely with those involved.

“To reiterate anything like that happens again there will be an immediate ban on future events and potentially further action.”


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