‘Quack’ to replace cancelled ‘Get Brained’ club night

An Engine Shed club night has been cancelled by the University of Lincoln Students’ Union – before the first event had even been held.

Engine Shed, Lincoln

The Engine Shed is now managed by the Students’ Union, who made the decision to cancel the club night (Photo: Gregor Smith)

All promotional activity for ‘Get Brained’, which would have been held on Wednesday nights, was erased from social media after questions were raised about the suitability of the name.

The Lincolnshire Echo noted two comments that were made about the name, which complained that a club night called ‘Get Brained’ was inappropriate for an SU “supposed to be pushing responsible drinking”.

The SU said that they “did not record the number of complaints received”, but made their decision to cancel because they had “received them from a variety of stakeholders”.

“The ‘Get Brained’ club night was a booking made by the venue with an external promoter,” their spokesman added. “It was not an event organised by the Students’ Union.”

Instead, the Engine Shed will host the SU’s own Wednesday club night, named ‘Quack’. The duck-themed event claims that it will “bring mayhem in the form of giant ducks, student anthems, and the best drinks deals”.

Promotional logos for Get Brained and Quack

Pinky and the Brain themed club night Get Brained (left) has been replaced by a duck-themed equivalent, Quack (right)

However, this is not all the night offers for students – for each member of an SU sports team or society that attends Quack, £1 will be given to the student’s team or society funds. For those part of multiple societies, the pound will go to the first society the student joined up to, although this can be changed at the Students’ Union reception.

The SU said that these plans for Quack were “in line with our vision for the SU-run venues around campus: to deliver events and promotions that our students can call their own, and to reinvest proceeds back into activities which directly benefit students”.

It is currently unclear what has happened to Shuffle, the club night which held the Wednesday night slot at the Engine Shed since September 2012. Their Facebook page still claims that the event will be “back in September”.

Quack begins in Freshers’ Week and will continue throughout the year.

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