As campaigning begins for the Durham SU Student Officer elections, Palatinate talks to the candidates about their ideas for the Union.
More than 500 people signed an online petition demanding the Durham Union Society withdraw its invitation to free speech advocate Anastasia Lin in the run-up to a debate on Friday night.
"How can I be proud of an institution that values prestige so much and people so little?"
The Chinese Embassy to the UK has allegedly warned Durham's debating society against allowing Anastasia Lin, a Chinese-Canadian actress and advocate for freedom of expression, to speak in an upcoming debate.
“People are here to say we don’t want Donald Trump. We don’t want his hate, racism, Islamophobia, his sexism."
Barry Lowery, 41, has been jailed for ten years at Durham Crown Court for stealing thousands of pounds’ worth of computer equipment from a student house in Durham.
Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor, and Alice Dee, Durham Students’ Union President, addressed this issue in an email which was sent to all students last week.