Night Bus service (Exeter)
The University work with Stagecoach to provide a Night Bus service in Exeter. It runs on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from late evening until 4am during term time between the city centre and the Streatham campus.
See the latest UNI route and Night Bus timetable.
You can use all Stagecoach network tickets on this service along with the discounted Unirider tickets. The single fare is only £2 as the University has subsidised the service to keep your fares affordable. Download the stagecoach app to track the live location of the bus and buy tickets.
Student Safety Scheme (Exeter)
The University runs the Student Safety Scheme for students in Exeter: If it’s late, the buses have stopped running, and you’re stranded with no money, you can pay for your Apple Taxi at a later date.
- Book your Apple Taxi to ‘Estate Patrol’ at Northcote House on campus.
- One of the Taxis will take you to the Estate Patrol office
- You sign a docket along with Estate Patrol to confirm your journey details & cost
- Driver waits while you do this & then takes you on to your Halls
- The University charges you the fare plus £2 to take you back to your Halls
Apple Central Taxis provide this service in conjunction with the University of Exeter, and this service is only available during the hours of darkness, and only if you find yourself genuinely stranded with no money.
If you feel unsafe while walking, Nightline offer a free confidential helpline between 8pm and 8am during term time. Call them on 01392 724000 and someone from their team of trained student volunteers will stay on the phone with you while you walk.
Ask for Angela
At the Exeter Students’ Guild venues (The Lemon Grove and The Ram), at the Penryn campus (The Stannary) and in many Exeter city venues the Ask for Angela initiative can provide a safe way out of a situation.
If you're in a vulnerable or just uncomfortable situation and need help, ask for "Angela" at the bar or to a member of staff. They will then take you to a safe place in the venue, where a parent, friend or taxi can be called and if necessary the other person asked to leave the venue. Your safety is paramount and staff will have been trained to deal with such a situation.
Best Bar None accredited venues
Look out for Best Bar None accredited bars, cafes, clubs and venues both on and off campus. They display maroon BBN plaques which means the staff are trained to look out for your wellbeing. Ask for Angela also operates in BBN venues.
Street Pastors (Exeter)
Street Pastors help all people, whether or not you have a faith. They offer reassurance, safety and support through listening, caring and helping.
Exeter Street Pastors are out on a Friday and Saturday night in Exeter City Centre
Exeter Safe Space
Exeter’s Safe Space will be equipped and supported by trained volunteers. The facility will ensure victims, or those feeling particularly vulnerable and needed professional support, can do so in a safe space.
Facilities will include:
- Mobile phone charging
- Water/refreshments/warm drinks
- Support calling a taxi
- Space to wait for a night bus
- Somewhere to talk through concerns
- Signposting for further support
- Incident reporting i.e. the police
- Somewhere warm to wait for friends/not be alone
ESS in St Stephens Church opposite Urban outfitters on the main High Street, open 11pm to 3:30am Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening.