Durham SU lead a student sleep-out outside the Vice-Chancellors home to protest accommodation fees rising by over £200 to help cover an £8 million university refurbishment bill.
The University announces they have increased accommodation fees by 13% for the 2011/12 academic year.
The SU commissions an external body to establish the cost of living in Durham to provide a comparison with college accommodation fees.
Accommodation fees spike again as the University announces a 9% increase for the 2015/16 academic year.
University justifies increase in accommodation fees by claiming an expected rise in the cost of gas, electricity and food prices.
Students launch petition in protest against soaring accommodation fees, gaining over 2000 signatures.
Student representatives push for greater transparency from the University asking to know where the money paid by livers-in goes.
Durham Students for University Reform (DSUR) organised a student protest marching through the Palatinate Centre demanding a freeze in accommodation fees.
Students held a ‘Funeral for Accessible Education’. Led by a ‘grim reaper’, students carried dying or wilting flowers to be placed into a coffin representing the death of affordable and accessible education.
Students organise Alternative Durham Open Days to highlight how the extortionate accommodation fees are costing people out of Durham.
Durham for Accessible Education launched a petition asking for improved financial support for students struggling to meet accommodation fees.