We’ve seen time and time again how difficult the pandemic has been for students.
Across the UK, students have wasted over £1bn on empty accommodation, worrying about how to get out of housing contracts. Students have been pushing themselves harder than ever to complete degrees from environments unfit for study. Final years are struggling onwards only to face the bleakness of the current state of the graduate market.
You deserve better. Take action now!
Take action now
#1. View the campaign on social media #DurhamDemandsBetter
#2. Write to your MP
#3. Share the campaign on social media #DurhamDemandsBetter
We’re campaigning to achieve justice for students impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In February 2020, we wrote to Michelle Donelan MP, Minister of State for Universities, asking her to take action on behalf of student renters, offering rebates or greater support to UK landlords and accommodation providers to allow them to support students financially. You can read the letter here: https://www.durhamsu.com/articles/update-from-ewan-open-letter-to-the-uk-government
Almost two months later, we received a response. It was not good enough. You can read Michelle Donelan’s letter here.
The UK government has not gone far enough to support students through the pandemic, and the impact upon your education, finances and mental health has been severe. We have identified five main areas where students have lost out due to the government’s mishandling of the pandemic:
We have taken multiple steps to try and achieve justice for Durham students over the past twelve months. You can read about other initiatives, like the Student-Landlord Pledge, here.
But now, we need your help.
If you agree that the government’s support for students has not gone far enough, join us in adding your voice to this campaign. Write to your MP and share this campaign far and wide.
Durham demands better.