On the subject of mess, accommodation comes to mind. Even though applications to the University have fallen by five percent, intake has risen substantially. The resulting accommodation crisis that has ensued this year has left many third years with the prospect of homelessness.
They’ll be forced to live underneath various cash machines in town, and drink Special Brew. The acquisition of a dog (preferably a starving one) is also mandatory.
Meanwhile, the same intelligent minds that brought you the Roger Kirk Centre have chosen to knock down adequate accommodation in Vanburgh amidst an accommodation crisis.
Anyone would have mistaken them for the SU, but I can assure you they are probably highly paid professionals. I only deem Vanburgh’s accommodation adequate relative to Goodricke (which is still standing) since Goodricke’s accommodation is worse than a York police station cell. At least in prison you get fed for free.