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Over the summer, I went to a truly terrifying place – and I neither mean Binley Mega Chippy, that pizza place in the middle of Chessington World of Adventures, nor any of the now Britannia Hotels-owned Pontins holiday parks.

It’s worse than those. I’ve been lurking around the “Academic Common Room” section of Mumsnet.

Elsewhere on this text-based version of the Jeremy Vine Show there’s a higher education forum that contains exactly what you’d expect it to – parents panicking about accommodation, threads that can’t quite fathom how little support there is for student maintenance, and questions about opaque admissions processes that look to me like ways of maintaining the illusion of scarcity.

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