Oxford Nightline is a listening, support and information service run for and by students of Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities.
We aim to provide every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone in confidence. We are here for everyone 8pm-8am, 0th week to 9th week during Oxford term time.
Oxford has had an operating Nightline since 1972, when it was set up by a 2nd year undergraduate at St Anne's College. We've run a 7-day, all night service throughout every academic year since, and have trained probably over 1000 listening volunteers across the 4 decades of our operation.
We don't give callers advice or tell them what to do — we just listen and talk about whatever they want, big or small. We don't make assumptions or judgements, and anything we're told is held in complete confidence. We don't rush or pressure and we won't hang up, however long somebody wants to talk.
We believe that sometimes, it's just good to have the opportunity to talk things through, or to know that there's someone there who cares and is willing to listen.
We also offer a wide range of information ranging from details of mental health services to STI clinics. Whether it’s bus timetables, contact details for the counselling service, or directions to the nearest pub, Nightline can be invaluable to all students in Oxford, old and new.
We've received the following awards and accreditations for the service we provide: