Beckie Thomas

Safety Bus for 24 hour Library!

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Hi everyone!

Hopefully you know by now, the library is open 24 hours a day for 6 weeks from Monday 28th April!

As VP Welfare, I’ve secured funding from the innovations fund to run the safety bus until 7am! It will take you from the redbrick area opposite SUSU, right to your front door for just £1.50. If you do choose to work at the library until the early hours of the morning, we want to ensure that you are able to get home safely!

If the safety bus isn’t around when you get to the redbrick, just wait under the shelter of the shop and it should be back soon!




Can I just take this chance to remind you that although pulling an all-nighter may be something you feel you need to do once in a while, working late into the night has implications for your mental health which you may not realise until it’s too late! So take plenty of breaks, drink lots of water, and if you need to speak to anyone, please don’t hesitate to visit The Advice Centre (above the Stag’s head).




Good luck with your exams & deadlines…. you can only do your best, so try to keep things in perspective!




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10 Comments on "Safety Bus for 24 hour Library!"

  1. beckiethomas
    02/05/2014 at 9:55 pm Permalink

    Have you considered that most of the safety bus drivers are students too and the strain that you risk putting on them by asking them work a shift that runs from 8pm to 7am at what is already widely accepted to be the most stressful time of year? Otherwise a good idea!

  2. beckiethomas
    Beckie Thomas
    08/05/2014 at 10:20 am Permalink

    Hi ANON, yes we did consider this. Students are covering the shift until 4am, they are then taken over by a core member of SUSU staff who drives the bus until 7am. Thanks, Beckie

  3. beckiethomas
    08/05/2014 at 11:28 pm Permalink

    Strikes me as a bit of a hurried compromise if you ask me. I would say 16 till 4 is a long enough shift . Out of interest was there ever any consultation with the support staff or was it just a case of this is what we want so lets make it happen at all costs!

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    Oli Coles
    09/05/2014 at 10:34 am Permalink

    Hi, The drivers work an 8 hour shift 8pm-4am. A safety bus drivers meeting was called, and they were all happy to work until 4am, with a few of them saying they’d like to do the 4-7am shift after their exams have finished.

  5. beckiethomas
    17/05/2014 at 9:17 pm Permalink

    From what I have heard it was put to the drivers as a case of this is what will be happening because the saabs you have deemed it to be wise! That is not consultation for future reference; it is instead insisting that something happens regardless of practicalities

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    Beckie VP Welfare
    17/06/2014 at 11:27 am Permalink

    Hi, I was assured that all drivers were offered the chance of extra hours but not put under pressure to work, and if any safety bus driver has any concerns about the process, they are very welcome to contact me at

  7. beckiethomas
    03/05/2014 at 5:51 am Permalink

    i have taken may2nd bus at 2:15am may3rd suss safety bus home and left my pink bag on the bus. it was the last bus. there is a pair of jean and shirt inside. could you please help me find it?

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    Beckie Thomas
    08/05/2014 at 10:20 am Permalink

    Hi hsiang, I understand that your bag has now been returned to you!

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    Concerned Dude XXIII
    03/05/2014 at 5:05 pm Permalink

    Awesome, but how far is the range on this bus for £1.50??? I’m not super local you see.

  10. beckiethomas
    Beckie Thomas
    08/05/2014 at 10:21 am Permalink

    Hi, It will cost £1.50 if you live within a 3 mile radius

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