Meg Haskins, Welfare and Liberation Officer

Wishing you the warmest welcome to Durham! I really hope that your time here is everything you’ve hoped for and more but, if you are finding things tough or not quite as you expected, we have so many places you can turn to for advice or support.

Meg Haskins, SU Welfare and Liberation Officer

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.