The University of Leicester Students’ Union hosted another awareness week for its nightline student support services in late November.  

Leicester Nightline opened up for a week of bake sales, raffles, tea and biscuits, wine and cheese nights and even a global café.  

The group’s media account manager, whose name has been left anonymous, said: “We are a confidential listening service run by students, for students during the nightline- from 8pm-8am every Sunday, Monday and Thursday.” 

For a lot of students, settling into university can be a tough time. Whether that’s due to financial issues, family problems, or even just feeling lonely.  

The services provide a listening ear to those who struggle with any sort of issues, big or small. 

One student who has reached out in the past said: “Nobody understands the problems of a student, better than a student. 

“It’s always nice to have someone just listen rather than give advice. You get to empty your thoughts without being worried you’re being judged.” 

The scheme provides both telephone and IMS services, through its number on 0116 2231230 and website on www.leicester.nightline.ac.uk 

One student volunteer said: “We listen to anything. From someone wanting to not walk home alone, to stress at university and mental health issues, which is a massive issue people call us about.” 

To get involved and volunteer, email nightline@le.ac.uk or visit its Instagram page for more information at @nightlineleics 

Lina Pinaud

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