Student Taxi Scheme – a new safety initiative
Over the summer I have been working with the local police to create a scheme for The Student Taxi Scheme.
It is a welfare scheme that ensures that you can get home safely even if you’ve lost your money.
The scheme has been implemented in a number of other universities and has been very successful.
The basic idea is that if you have lost your money for any reason, you can get a taxi and pay your fee later. The scheme will work with pre-booked taxi services only. When booking a taxi you would state that you’re using this scheme. When you arrive at your destination, you would hand your student ID to the taxi driver and both the taxi driver and yourself would sign a receipt to confirm the amount of the journey.
The following day, the taxi driver would bring your student ID and receipt and SUSU pay the taxi firm the fare. You would then come to the Union reception to collect your ID card and pay the taxi fare back to us.
I believe this would be an important service to increase student safety when they may feel most at risk.
Please leave comments on this blog with your opinion of the scheme, anything that you think should be changed etc.
I would like to approve this scheme at the next meeting of Welfare committee in order to have it in operation before Christmas.