Students are being told to stay inside as there has been an anecdotal increase in people having their drinks spiked at nightclubs since the university term started in September.
Students are now planning to boycott nightclubs as too many are saying that they don’t feel comfortable going to them as nightclub owners are not “doing enough” to keep women safe.
Amid the worrying surge in incidents “girls night in” groups have been formed in cities across the UK and several women have reported being injected with needles.
Women have said that they have been injected with with needles known as “needle spiking” and police are investigating incidents at two Nottingham nightclubs.
One woman who suspects she was spiked at a bar said, “I have no memory from the rest of the night, but as far as I am aware I got taken outside by my boyfriend where I was then collapsed and fell unconscious.
“I was unconscious for a while then started being violently sick and was in a horrible state, however luckily he managed to get me home safely.”
Thousands of students are to boycott nightclubs across the UK and are now hosting parties at home and in safe environments.
Students have started a petition which has gained over 120,000 signatures to make it a legal requirement to nightclubs to search people on entry.
Another woman said, “Last week my friend got injected with a needle…and ended up throwing up blood and spending the night in hospital.”