Our policies

Welcome to the Policy page! SU policy is passed through Assembly and it’s sub-committees and is valid for a period of 2 years from the date that it was passed. Policy mandates our SU Officers to work on things and affect change directed by students. If you’d like to find out more about how you can submit a policy, please get in touch with our Policy Manager at dsu.governance@durham.ac.uk.

Below you can find all of our current live policy and updates on the progress made so far. Alternatively, if you'd like to view old policies, you can do so here.

Category Policies
Education UCU Anti-Casualisation
International Tuition Fees
Erasmus Scheme
Student Opportunities Tyne and Wear Citizens
JCR Management and Leadership Training
Mo Mowlam
Governance Elections expenses
Support of the associations
Procedural motions
Association elections for all
Creating an open forum
Condemn the actions of Durham Union Society
Amendment to Standing Order D
Referendum on DSU Affiliation with the National Union of Students (NUS)
Welfare and Liberation Antisemitism at Durham
Support the fight for marriage equality in Northern Ireland
Support for direct action against rising accommodation fees
Association elections
Association ratification
Support access to free, safe, and legal abortions
Lobby landlords to accept international guarantors
Durham University is institutionally disablist
Fight the housing rush
Finding a silver lining
Cut the rent
Sustainability Declaration of climate emergency
Divest from Barclays
SU to sign the UN SDG Accord