Student co-ops in the news (Summer 2014)
Summer is a pretty quiet time for the student movement, despite this student co-operatives have still been in the headlines recently. If your co-op has been in the news, or you’d like help getting press coverage then do get in touch.
Co-operative News – 4 August 2014
How do we engage young people? How do we increase youth participation? What support can we give to young co-operators?
Co-operative News – 3 August 2014
Faced with increased rent prices that did not reflect the poor quality of the houses, a group of students from Birmingham University decided to turn to the co-operative model for solutions.
The Guardian – 31 July 2014
A new crop of co-ops run by young people present a non-conventional route to viable employment, as youth still suffer the effects of the economic downturn.
The Guardian– 25 July 2014
An interview with Helena Dunnett-Orridge, founding member of Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative on bringing student co-ops to the UK.
Channel 4 News – 15 July 2014
We knew young people were finding it hard to get a job, buy a house, and even move out of home. Now we know just how bad it has become, as a new IFS report highlights the gap between young and old.
Slaney Street – 10 July 2014
An account of the launch of Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative and Co-operative Congress – the national conference of the UK’s co-operative movement.
The Phone Coop – 27 June 2014
Due to the high price of housing and exploitative landlords who tend to prey on the transitory nature of student life with poor quality housing, it is especially important to create cheaper, more efficient ways of housing the student population.