How did I get home?
The Student Safety Bus looked after you!
Did you wake up wearing one of our wristbands? If so, you got taken home by the Student Safety Bus. What is it? Why did it take you home?
This bus is supplied free of charge by Cardiff Students' Union and is run by police student volunteers with the support of South Wales Police.
It aims to identify vulnerable persons, for example people who are alone or those who are highly intoxicated, and take them home or to hospital should they require treatment.
Since the Student Safety Bus started last year, crime against students has dramatically decreased, but we need to keep it that way….
This time you got home safe and sound thanks to South Wales Police, Cardiff Students' Union and their Student Volunteers.
Being drunk makes you vulnerable and therefore at a higher risk of becoming a victim of crime, such as robbery.
Next time the bus may not find you and you may not be as lucky. Make sure you are drink aware; the best nights out are the ones that happen without incidents. Follow the tips on this page from the NHS, Drink Wise Wales and Drink Aware and your next night out in Cardiff will be a fun and safe one.
Consider these useful tips:
Eat before drinking - This lines your stomach. Break up the drinking and eat during the night.
H20 B4 U GO - Drink plenty of water throughout the night. This keeps you hydrated and will do wonders for the next day hangover.
Slow down, it's not a race! - Make it a social night, not a race to the bottom.
Budget for the night - Decide on a budget before you go out so that you don't overspend.
Plan how you'll get home - Don't walk home alone, book a licensed taxi; if you have to travel alone sit behind the driver.
Look after your friends - If a friend looks unsteady, get them water or go home with them. Stick together!
Keep an eye! - Don't leave drinks unattended and don't accept drinks from strangers; be careful.
Don't get involved with rounds - It encourages faster drinking and pens you in; don't try and keep up.
Think before you drink - Know your limits and stick to them.
Personal Safety Alarms
University of Glamorgan Students: get your free attack alarms from the Students union reception desk.
Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University Students: buy your attack alarms for £2.50 from the Security Centre on Park Place.
Alternatively, contact PC Tim Davies on Tim.Davies@south-wales.pnn.police.uk who will give you a free personal alarm.