So it’s time to challenge the university shibboleth of the more the merrier. Using better data, we should decide on the right number and reintroduce a cap on student numbers in conjunction with social quotas for every university. These must ensure that places are reserved for young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.
Say, 10% of the age cohort and that’s your lot?
Erm, as we did 40 years ago?
The joy being that we get to sack 80% of the current professoriate.