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"University to Be Turned into Student Housing"

Posted on the 12 November 2019 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

OK, The Daily Mash is exaggerating, but there is a lot of truth in this.
The student's landlord makes a lot more profit than the universities they attend, who, taken as a whole together with Student Loans Company and the taxpayer, probably make a cash loss (which is fine, as long as higher education benefits society as a whole).
The Lad is now in halls on campus (two minute walk from front door to lecture theater or laboratory block), cost £5,000 a year rent plus £9,250 tuition fees, and I'd rather the university makes the profit (or taxpayer takes a smaller loss) than some slumlord cashing in on owning something near a university.
But the university might as well just charge an all-in-price of £14,250, like at boarding school, where the fees cover education and accommodation, and have done with it.

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