Amelia McLoughan Welfare and Liberation Officer

Welcome! Transitioning to university life can be an overwhelming experience, but there is a range of support available, including collegiate pastoral support, chaplaincy, counselling, disability services, and the Students’ Union Advice Service. Seeking the support that you need is the first step to making the most out of your Durham experience.

Amelia McLoughlan, SU Welfare and Liberation Officer

Our wellbeing map shows you the space, support and services that are here for you at Durham University.

Associations bring together students from underrepresented groups to provide safe spaces to meet, make friends, lobby for change and make sure that everyone feels at home in Durham.


Nightline are a student-run listening service open every night of term between 21:00 and 07:00.

All Durham University students are welcome to contact Nightline via the number found on the back of your campus card or on the DUO homepage.

Pincident is a tool that maps harassment, violence, assault and discrimination in Durham city centre. If you experience or witness such an incident, you can record it on Pincident whether or not you also report it formally. Learn more about Pincident and access the tool here.

Leaving home and starting University may feel like a big step up, but there’s plenty of support to help you on your way. This guide from Student Minds has advice for navigating the transition between school and University.