Ever found yourself out of money and without a way to get home on a night out? Have you put yourself in danger by walking home alone? NSU has an established Emergency Taxi Service in partnership with BUDGET TAXIS. With this service you can pay for a taxi with a fare of up to £8 by giving the driver your student card. You then collect your card later, and reimburse us with the fare. Therefore, NSU can now ensure all students can always get home safely.

How to get your taxi:

  • Call Budget Taxis on 0191 298 5050
  • State you would like a taxi on account under ‘NSU’ or ‘Northumbria Students’ Union’
  • Give your student card to the driver in lieu of payment
  • Keep your receipt
  • Come and collect your card from the Students’ Union Welcome Desk and pay your bill


You can also find out more about Student Travel with this handy guide here.