Ewan Swift

Studying at Durham can be tough at times, and sometimes you might find yourself needing a little support. That’s absolutely okay and there is a wide range of support out there for students. Whether it be the disability service, counselling, chaplaincy, the SU Advice Service, college student support, Welfare Officers, or the SU Associations, there are plenty of support services and networks out there to help you make your time at Durham the best it can be.

Ewan Swift, 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. You can reach Nightline online during Covid-19 via their website here.

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.

You can also access Student Mind’s resources about looking after your mental health through Covid-19 here.