At the Nightline Association Conference in 2018 Nottingham was shortlisted for two awards "Nightline of the Year" and "Best Publicity Event/Campaign" for our superhero fun run. And at the SU Volunteer awards we walked away with "Organisation of the Year". Sam and Eden, our fundraising officers 17-18, jointly won "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year". Our Service Co-ordinator 17-18, Anni, received an honourable mention in this category too.
In April 2017 at the Nightline Association Conference Maddy Ellis won the "Nightline Volunteer of the Year" for her amazing contribution to Nottingham Nightline. This was out of all the Nightline's in the UK. And at the Student Volunteer Centre Awards in May 2017, Ligori Malcolm recieved the "Going the Extra Mile" award.
In 2016, we were shortlisted at the National Nightline Conference for "Best Publicity Campaign" and the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for Lizzie Paddock.
At the University of Nottingham Students' Union annual Prizes and Awards ceremony in 2016, three of our Executive Committee volunteers - Maddy Ellis, Faith Mbewe and Laura Bealin-Kelly - were awarded "Honorary Lifetime Memberships" of the Students' Union, for their work with Nightline. Lizzie Paddock was awarded the highest honour from the Students' Union, the "Ordo Caligue".
In 2016 we were also awarded "Organisation of the Year" at the Student Volunteer Centre Awards, UoNSU. Many of our listening and publicity volunteers were also recognised for their amazing contributions to the service, with Maddy Ellis, Jess Atkinson and Faith Mbewe all awarded "Outstanding Volunteer", and Sam Donnelly and Nathan Goodey both shortlisted for the same award for their commitment to publicity volunteering.
In 2015, we were awarded "Most Helpful Nightline" at the National Nightline Conference, for our assistance to new Nightlines during their set-up. One of our long-standing and most dedicated volunteers, Thomas Lines, was awarded "Volunteer of the Year" after completing over 1000 hours volunteering on our phone lines. Our fantastic Midlands Regional Coordinator and ex-Rota Officer, Caroline Poulter, won "Region of the Year" for her hard work with Nightlines in the Midlands. We were also nominated for "Best Publicity Campaign". Cecilia Bayliss-Conway, one of our Nottingham Trent Publicity Officers, was awarded the "Volunteering Outstanding Contribution Award" at the Nottingham Trent Students' Union Awards in May 2015.
In 2014, we again won "Best New Initiative" at the National Nightline Conference for introducing specific suicide and self-harm training to volunteers. These sessions provided a greater understanding of the issues faced by our callers, and resulted in a noticeable increase in volunteer confidence and awareness.
In 2013 Nottingham Nightline won "Best Publicity Campaign" at the National Nightline Conference for the success of our PostSecret service.
Nottingham Nightline won "Best New Initiative" at the National Nightline Awards in 2012. The award was won for Nightline’s provision of a 24/7 Nightline service through the January 2012 exam period. Call volumes more than doubled this year as a result and was so valued by students at what can be an incredibly stressful time, that it has become a permanent fixture in the annual exam calendar.