Barracuda has opened five Varsity bars in time for the start of the new academic year. The bars are in Leeds, Hanley, Reading, Bangor and Southend. Mark McQuater, Barracuda’s chief executive, said: "These openings set the standard for the future of the brand. "Varsity leads the way within the student sector with a range of innovations, but without excluding wider social groups, offering something for everybody."