The previous rules had proved especially difficult for international students, who struggle to find UK-based guarantors and as such were often forced to pay 6-12 months of rent in advance.
Protesters from The County Durham Palestine Solidarity Campaign have gathered in Durham market square to show solidarity with the Palestinian people.
The news follows a campaign led by 'Durham Casuals' against the casualisation of university staff.
An email was sent to the Archaeology department claiming that recent changes have led to the "isolation and marginalisation" of postgraduate research students.
Mills pleaded guilty to both charges and has been sentenced to a 38-week prison sentence, suspended for 2 years.
The venue would be taken over by Players Bar, a sports bar chain with clubs across the country that feature 3D TVs, VIP lounges, and cocktail master-classes.
“It seems that we, and anyone not living in the centre of Durham, will not be consulted about this change that will impact us all financially” a second-year John Snow medic stated.