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Student Advisor Top Ten Tips

By RGrant 13 Apr 2021

  1. Take care of your student card. It is ID and displays your date of birth; if you lose it, it also costs £10 to get a new one!
  2. Do you want access to as many student discounts as possible? At a small cost, the TOTUM NUS Extra card provides you with additional discounts from a variety of retailers and food outlets online and in store. There is also UniDays - - a discount website for students.
  3. You can join Amazon Student Prime for free for a six month trial. After your trial, Prime Student is just £3.99/month.
  4. If you are struggling, please talk to someone, don’t keep it to yourself. RGU has a range of services who can help. Here are our top wellbeing tips and a list of services 
  5. Want to meet new likeminded people? Join an RGU:Union club or society 
  6. Use the bus frequently? Download the First Bus app! 
  7. Do you love reading? From poems to plays, from crime to chic lit, from fantasy to folklore, there is something for everyone in the RGU Book Club. Our next book is: A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris. We will meet online on Wednesday 2nd March 10am. To join the book club or to attend the meeting, please email or join our Facebook group 
  8. Are you new to the UK? Our top places to visit: Stonehaven (and Dunnottar Castle); Edinburgh; a Scottish castle (view them here:
  9. Going out at night? Remember to get home safely! If you have run out of money for a taxi, you can use the Safe Taxi Scheme. In the case of an emergency, or if you have no money to get home, you can order a designated safe taxi from Rainbow City Taxis and use your student card as payment. 
  10. Going out at night? ‘Ask for Angela’ is a campaign aimed at helping people who feel unsafe on dates in Aberdeen pubs, clubs and entertainment venues. You can ‘Ask for Angela’ at the bar if you feel uneasy during a date. The code-word aims to notify bar staff to situations where people may feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Once alerted bar staff will then call a taxi or help you leave discreetly. The majority of Aberdeen city centre bar and club venues take part in the 'Ask for Angela' scheme. 

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