Available only during university term time.  IM: 8pm-2am


Exciting news! Instant Messaging is returning.

Nigel the owl has been working hard from home to keep Nightline up and running and we are pleased to inform you that as of Monday the 25 of May, our Instant Messaging service will be running every night from 8pm to 2am.

(Please note that whilst our IM’s and email service are open, phone lines will remain closed.)


Applications for our October 2020 cycle are now CLOSED!

You can also email [email protected] for further information



Leeds Nightline is a listening and information service for students in Leeds. We are a student society based at Leeds University Union and aim to ensure all students in Leeds have access to our service. We are currently affiliated with:

  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett
  • Leeds Trinity
  • Leeds Arts University
  • Leeds College of Music
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • The University of Law
  • Backstage Academy

Students from these organisations are eligible to become volunteers.

Our service is confidential, anonymous, non-directive, non-advisory and non-judgemental.

As we are based at Leeds University Union, our Instant Messaging (IM) service is now open from 8pm until 2am every night of University of Leeds term-time, including weekends. For the current academic year, our service is therefore open between the following dates:

  • Monday 30th September 2019 – Friday 13th December 2019
  • Monday 13th January 2020 – Friday 27th March 2020
  • Monday 27th April 2020 – Friday 19th June 2020

At the moment, Leeds Nightline offers Instant Messaging and Email only. The phone listening service below will remain closed until further notice.

The phone number for our listening service is:


This is our new phone number and it has been activated since February 2018. If you are a Leeds University, Leeds Beckett University or Leeds Trinity student enrolled in 2017 or before, your student card will be showing two different numbers. These numbers are no longer available and will soon be removed.

As of the 29th of April 2019, we also offer overnight e-listening with Instant Messaging, which runs from 8pm until 2am every night of University of Leeds term-time. You can also email us at [email protected].

For the latest service updates (i.e. closures due to unforeseen circumstances/volunteer shortages), please check our Facebook page or the ‘Leeds Nightline Service Updates’ widget on this website.


Leeds Nightline is affiliated with the © Nightline Association


Feel free to donate to our service using the Percent app, or by getting in touch with our fundraising team at [email protected]


Facebook  & Instagram . Our team of volunteers will respond to any queries.