Alumni Endorsement

(If you are an alumni of Durham University and would like to add your name to this list, please email us)

Dave Anderson, Labour MP for Blaydon: “Education is for all. No one should be priced out just because they are not wealthy. Rents need to be set at a level that does not exclude anyone. Come on Durham, wise up, you are better than this!”

Tom Barker, Ustinov

Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Theologian: “Let’s hear it for the Durham students campaign”

Alistair Galt, University College: “I am an alumni of University College and I agree with what you are standing up for… As you rightfully point out, this University policy of increasing rents is fuelling unsustainable and unethical projects around the world, but more importantly creating an elitist culture within the University and harming its relations with a city and wider area that has historically not always got on with the University.”

Judith Hann, a freelance broadcaster and writer

William Pinkney-Baird, St Marys College

Tim Smit, creator of the Eden Project: “As someone privileged to have received free tuition and relatively cheap accommodation my heart goes out to young people embarking on their journey at a time of great uncertainty”