It’s that dreaded time of the year again – exam time! You may find yourself increasingly stressed with exams and coursework and we want to remind you that your SU are always here to answer any questions you have. But sometimes you might just want a friendly person to listen to your worries and concerns and a group of student volunteers have realised this and have came together to create a service to just that – it’s called Nightline!
I asked some of the volunteers a few simple questions about Nightline, have a read below:
- What is Nightline?
Nightline is a student volunteer service at Queen’s which provides a student-to-student listening and information service. We’re happy to talk to students about anything and everything, from exam stress, relationship break ups to feeling homesick. We operate under 5 key principles: anonymity, confidentiality, non-judgemental, non-advisory and non-directing.
- What do you mean by anonymity and confidentiality?
None of the calls or the messages we receive can be traced and are never stored afterwards. We never ask you for personal details. No identifying information within a call will ever be passed to another Nightline volunteer or member of Queen’s staff.
- Is Nightline a counselling service?
No, our volunteers do not give advice or suggestions. We only listen to callers, get them to explore their own emotions and feelings, and let them decide what they want to do. If a caller directly asks for information on a topic, we can help them, for example giving someone the phone number for the Samaritans.
- When can I ring Nightline?
We’re starting our service on Friday 13th May, and will run every TUESDAY and FRIDAY evening before the end of term. We will run between 8pm in the evening and 2am in the morning.
- How do I get in touch with Nightline?
You can either ring us up or drop us a message.
Our telephone number is 02890 975453
Or you can talk to us via messaging online using http://qub.nightline.ac.uk/webim
Best Wishes for exams! QUB Nightline