College accommodation fees have risen every year for the last nine years at rates which are yet to be justified by the University. #RippedOff calls for the University to re-evaluate the cost of accommodation and make Durham’s unique collegiate experience accessible to all.
Over the past three years Students’ Union Presidents have gained University agreement that fees won’t be increased by arbitrary amounts, commitment to a review of differentiated pricing, commitment to an increase in funds for bursaries and to a tiered bursary system and agreement to a report to show how colleges are funded, due this September.
But there’s still a lot of work to do, because despite our extensive paper to the University executive council, accommodation fees have risen again by 3.38% for the 2019/20 academic year. You can read more about it here.
If you want the latest updates from the campaign follow our President George on social media.
Every year a paper against rising accommodation fees is submitted to SFAAG. The University is very reluctant to consider the views of the student body in their decision making. Let the #RippedOff journey begin...
#RippedOff will not be silenced. 2018/19 will be a year of continual escalating action. Keep updated on the campaign’s next steps in the Facebook group.