Where an Angell stands on Student Housing

Richard Angell is an active member of the Co-operative Party who is standing to be Vice President Welfare of the National Union of Students. Among his many exciting pledges is a commitment to work for the development of co-operative student housing.


Richard Angell is an active member of the Co-operative Party who is standing to be Vice President Welfare of the National Union of Students. Among his many exciting pledges is a commitment to work for the development of co-operative student housing.

Co-operative student housing is a small sector in the UK, but there are some notable examples, such as the Cass and Claredale Halls of Residence in London. In the US, meanwhile, student housing co-ops are much more common, a feature of many campuses. They enable students to access affordable and stable housing, and to have a sense of ownership and a voice in the running of their homes.

In an interview with Katie Shaw of Plymouth University, available as an mp3, Richard outlines his ideas for this project, bringing together a group of experts and activists to push it forward, led by a Co-operative Party MP or peer, with support from the co-op, insurance and housing sectors.