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Student Angels, University of Manchester Students' Union

The Student Angels is a night-time street safety initiative where a group of trained student volunteers go out on a Friday and Saturday during the peak night times (between 10pm - 4am), to support the Manchester community. They volunteers are able to support their peers and the wider community by having general conversations to make sure they’re okay, and can provide first aid as well as aid anyone who might be vulnerable. 

The project, funded by the city council, works closely with the local police to ensure that volunteers are confident to go out in the city during these peak night times. 

The Student Angels help to keep nights out in Manchester safe for students and vulnerable people; the volunteers act as friendly faces that people can ask for help as well as surveillance, looking out for people who need help and acting as a deterrent to people who may want to start trouble.