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About Us

Leeds Nightline first started in 1973 and since then has been constantly evolving. In the past forty years we have continued to develop and expand our services to provide the best support available for students. This is achieved through the provision of our listening and information telephone line and more recently online, using 'Instant Messaging' (IM).

Leeds Nightline supports students from all over Leeds including those studying at Leeds University, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and other higher education institutions.

Our successes were recognised as we were voted Most Improved Nightline (2012), Nightline of the Year (2013) and nominated for Best Volunteer Welfare (2015)! This is testament to the fantastic efforts of our Nightliners who man the phones and IM service each night of term. We are incredibly proud of each individual's dedication to the organisation.

The society is led by a committee of twenty volunteers who are each responsible for different areas within Nightline. We also have a mascot – Nigel the Owl – who you'll spot at our publicity drives!

Nigel, our mascot


We are proud to have collaborated with a number of organisations over the years and have formed strong links with the Nightline Association and Samaritans, alongside different Student Unions in Leeds. We've also worked with our fellow Nightliners at Durham , Sheffield and York . We are keen to get involved with other university Nightlines too!

If you have any more questions about Leeds Nightline after browsing our website and reading our 'Frequently Asked Questions', please get in touch at