Manchester holds the 4th largest student population in the entire world, because of this students have driven the culture of the city for decades – the vibrant and iconic subcultures in the city are a byproduct of student life. Putting it simply, Manchester would not have the same grit and edge without our student population.

In recent weeks, students have been exercising their right to protest, fighting for rent reductions and support from their respected universities. New movements such as UoM rent strike, 9k4what? and SAFER have been creating awareness around the struggles students are facing. Overall, it’s been a tough year for those in education but some local businesses are here to make life in the city as easy and accessible as possible.

One of these businesses being Manchester based taxi-firm StreetCars, who are offering 20% off all rides for students, here’s their statement:

“We are delighted to announce that Street Cars is the official Private Hire Taxi Supplier for the University of Manchester Students Union, Manchester Metropolitan University Students Union, Salford University Students Union and the Royal Northern College of Music. We are working hand in hand with the Student Unions to provide you with service that you deserve. All students with a valid university I.D or NUS card are entitled to 10% discount of their metered fare and 20% off if they use the Phone App.

Our student safe taxi scheme is only available to students from University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.”

If you have no money to get home, not to worry, you can still get home with StreetCars! All you have to do is follow these step: 

  • Telephone StreetCars quoting ‘Manchester SU Safe Taxi Scheme’.
  • Wait safely for your car, check your car is from StreetCars before you get in.
  • Give the driver your student ID card and ask for a receipt.
  • After 12pm the following day, collect your student ID card from the Student’s Union reception in exchange of payment for your fare NUS CARD.
  • Distinct uniformed drivers and liveried vehicles for easy identity.
  • Safe and secure vehicles with GPS tracking.
  • Competitive rates & fixed fares for main destinations.
  • 10% student discount available when presenting a valid student ID card.
  • Ability to track your car in ‘real time’ and receive push notifications on your booking status through the booking app.

Download their free app and start planning your next trips, here:

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