Available only during university term time. Phone line: 8pm-8am || IM: 8pm-12am


Our overnight instant messaging (IM) trial period is now over. However, stay tuned for further updates surrounding this!


Applications are now closed! Stay tuned as we review applications. We shall recruit new volunteers from September-October 2019.



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)
  • Nominated for Best Volunteer Welfare (2015)
  • Riley Award – Special Recognition For Committees (2017)
  • Riley Award – Best Volunteering (2017)
  • Nominated for Best Volunteer Training and Support (2017)
  • Nominated for Best Publicity  Event or Campaign (2017)
  • Nominated for Most Innovative Nightline (2017)
  • Best Volunteer Welfare (2017)
  • Nightline of the Year (2018)
  • Nominated for Best Society (Welfare) (2018)
  • Nominated for Best Publicity (2018)
  • Riley Award – Inclusivity Award (2018)
  • Riley Award – Special Recognition For Committees (2018)

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-three 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 also starred in one of our promotional videos, where he visited other Leeds societies. You can watch the video here:

A picture of Nigel the Owl, our beloved mascot.

For any business related inquiries, or if you are at Leeds or the surrounding area and are a HE/FE institution not already affiliated with us and would like to develop more connections with Leeds Nightline, please contact [email protected].

We’d like to make Nightline callers aware that calls may be monitored or recorded for training purposes in line with the Telecommunications Regulations 2000.  Caller confidentiality will still remain our number one priority.


Leeds Nightline is affiliated with the © Nightline Association


Feel free to donate to our service using the EasyFundraising website, or by getting in touch with our Treasurer on [email protected]


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