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Freeze Durham University's College Fees

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PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER - we need everyone in Durham to know about this vital issue! Durham's accommodation fees are now some of the highest in the country. They are nearly £2,500 more expensive than nearby Newcastle University's fees for standard, catered room. Another 3.5% increase means the cost of the most expensive rooms will rise to £7353, and the cost of a standard, catered room to over £7000. This will put off students from lower and middle income households who do not have access to parental support, creating a two-tier system where only those with large financial resources will be able to access our University. This petition is a response to the 3.5% fee hike announced last term, and is in conjunction with two protests and the incredibly successful Funeral For Accessible Education held last year. The next event planned that you can come along to will be on 22nd February, and more details can be found here:

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