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 nightbus

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

The bus costs just £2 per student journey and is the perfect way for lone travellers to get home safely around Durham City.

You can call the driver between the hours:

21:00 – 02:00 Monday – Saturday

21:00 – 23:00 on Sunday

07922 648802

Find out more here.

Get home safe scheme

The Durham University get home safe scheme is a service designed to support vulnerable students in an emergency situation by helping them get home safely if they have run out of money.

Students who need to use the scheme provide their University Campus Card as a guarantee for the fare.

Find out more here.