Student safety


Student safety is of paramount importance to the Union, University, Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary.

We are working together as the City Safety Group to make sure Durham is a safe place for students to live, study and have fun in.

One of the key areas we are focusing on is helping students to get home safely on an evening, and in particular after dark.

We have introduced the following services and resources to get you home safely.

Lit routes map

Durham County Council has created a map which highlights the lit routes home.

We recommend that you download this and save it to your phone, so you have it available when you are out on a night.

The Night-Cab

The Students' Union night cab service runs seven nights a week during term time in Durham.

If you're out by yourself at night and need a ride home, just call 07922 648802 to get picked up by the Durham SU Night-Cab. Journeys cost £2 per person.

You can use the Night-Cab seven days a week in term time during the following hours:

21:00 – 02:00 Monday – Saturday

21:00 – 23:00 on Sunday

07922 648802

Find out more here.

Page last reviewed:19/10/2020