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Keep safe on a night out

Posted on 23 September 2017

Don't leave anyone behind.

Don't leave anyone behind

Freshers' Week is a great opportunity to enjoy York's nightlife.  Here's our top tips to ensure you have a fun - but safe - night out:

Before you go

  • Make sure you’ve got your mobile phone charged.
  • Keep your bus or taxi money separate so you don't spend it before you need it.
  • Eat before you drink - a full stomach slows the absorption of alcohol.
  • Save friends' numbers in your phone in case you get separated.
  • Save taxi numbers in your phone or find out where taxi ranks are - see the City of York taxi rank directory.
  • Check last bus times if you're coming home by public transport - see our information on using public transport in York, including details of the Clubbers' Bus.

Whilst you're out

  • Pace yourself - consider alternating between alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Never leave your drink unattended.

Getting home

  • Use a licensed taxi. Streamline is the University’s preferred service.  They offer a 10% student discount and will bring you home, even if you're without cash.  Simply show your student Unicard and you can pay at their office the following day. Just call +44 (0)1904 656565.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Don't walk home alone.
  • Don't leave anyone behind. If someone disappears, don't assume they've gone home - find out where they are.