A student union at an Aberdeen university has won a national award for a taxi scheme.
Robert Gordon University Students’ Union won the Campaign of the Year award at the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland awards for its taxi scheme which it established last year with Rainbow City Taxis.
The scheme allows students who find themselves in an unsafe situation without cash to book a designated “safe taxi” by calling Rainbow City Taxis and quoting their university and student number as a temporary payment.
Edward Pollock, RGU’s Student President for Communication and Democracy, said: “We are delighted that our safe taxi scheme has been recognised at a national level, which is testament to the success and importance of the initiative.
“We strive to continually enhance the university experience and as a students’ union the welfare of students is a key concern so it’s fantastic that our hard work and dedication in ensuring our students stay safe has been awarded.”