Safe Taxi Scheme Launches

Supporting vulnerable students to ensure that they can always get home safely.

RGU:Union is proud to announce the launch of the Aberdeen Safe Taxi Scheme. This project is an emergency welfare provision that allows students in dangerous or unsafe situations to order a designated safe taxi from our partners, Rainbow City Taxis, and use their student card as payment. The scheme aims to support vulnerable students, who may not have money on them for transport, to ensure that they can always get home safely. 
 
The way the scheme works is as follows:
 
1. Call Rainbow City Taxis on 01224 878787 and order a 'RGU Safe Taxi' and quote your student number
2. Hand over your student card to the driver, and collect a receipt at the end. 
3. Come to RGU:Union on University Street to pay the fare and collect your card!
 
RGU:Union has partnered with Rainbow City Taxis and Aberdeen University Students Association to bring this scheme to the wider student community ahead of Freshers Week this September. We want students to enjoy their university life, but to also ensure they feel safe and protected. Aberdeen prides itself on being the only city in Scotland to be accredited with a Purple Flag for a safe evening environment. The Safe Taxi Scheme adds to that achievement, proactively looking out for the welfare of the students .
 
However, it should be made clear that this scheme is for exceptional circumstances only, where students are in a desperate and dangerous situation, and is not to be misused. Full details of the scheme, and the terms and conditions can be found at: www.safetaxiaberdeen.com
 
We would like to thank Rainbow City Taxis, AUSA, Robert Gordon University, University of Aberdeen and Police Scotland for all of their support in establishing this scheme.
 
 

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