Find out more about how Durham Nightline operates:


Durham Nightline is funded by Durham Students Union, the GM Morrison Charitable Trust, your donations and our fundraising initiatives.

We are also supported by a wide variety of stakeholders across the university and college communities.


We operate as a special-status student group within the Durham Students’ Union and are supported by a dedicated steering group within the SU structure.

Our executive committee, elected by our volunteers, oversees our policies, procedures and activities. The committee is led by four ‘public-facing’ volunteers: the Director, Vice-Director, Publicity Officer and Training Officer.

Nightline Association

We are an accredited member of the Nightline Association, a national charity supporting Nightlines at universities throughout the UK.
Find out more about the Nightline Association on their website, or view our accreditation certificate.


While our core funding is secure and our service is sustainable, we are keen to raise funds to continue to improve and expand our contribution to student wellbeing in Durham.

We organise frequent fundraising events throughout the year and at our publicity campaigns.


Our volunteers are all current Durham University students who become listeners with us after a rigorous training and selection process.

For more information about volunteering, see the ‘Volunteer’ page.


Durham Nightline is over 45 years old, having been established in 1973. Since then, the organisation has been repeatedly recognised for its contribution to the wellbeing of Durham students.

Most recently, in 2019, Nightline was named Durham Students’ Union’s Student Group of the Year.