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Nightline Committee

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Our Services

Open 20:00-08:00 (during termtime)

Nightline is a confidential, anonymous listening and information service provided by student volunteers. Our service provides a safe environment in which our users feel able to talk about their concerns and feelings without fear of judgment. We uphold no political, religious, ethnic or cultural bias. 

  • Listening: 0114 222 8787
    A non-judgmental, friendly and empathetic ear. Whether it be to talk through a concern, simply have a chat. No problem is too big or small and we’ll always listen, not lecture.
  • We are a non-advisory service, but do provide information. Anything from take-away and taxi numbers to specialist helplines.
  • E-listening:
    Prefer to email? you can email us at any time, day or night. Our anonymiser software ensures that volunteers do not know your email address, and we aim to reply to emails within 48 hours. This service continues outside termtime throughout the holidays.
  • Instant Messanger (IM):

Our phone number is on the back of your ucard, or you can reach our office on extension 28787 from university phones.

Volunteering with us!

What we’re looking for

We want enthusiastic, dedicated and empathetic students to join our call taking team! If you’re a good listener who can work well with other students and have a high standard of written and oral English, we’d love for you to apply to volunteer with us.

Nightline provides full training for all our volunteers to ensure our call takers feel confident and prepared to take calls, however this can take a while so sadly we can’t take on final year students as new call takers.


What we ask for from our volunteers

As we are run for students by students, we make sure that the requirements for the role are manageable around your studies. We ask for each volunteer to fulfil these requirements: 

  • Sign up to five shifts per term
  • Attend an hour-long weekly training on Wednesday evenings
  • Attend a one-off training weekend in February 


How to apply

Nightline operates two volunteer intakes per year, one in October and one in February. Please email if you are interested in finding out more!