We try to get to the bottom of what has happened to 3,500 students enrolled at GSM London following the biggest collapse of a private college in the history of UK higher education.
On 9 September, in one of the last sessions before the suspension of parliament, education secretary Gavin Williamson answered questions in the House of Commons. Matthew Pennycook, Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich, asked him about the fate of students at GSM London.
GSM is the largest provider of higher education to have entered into administration since the passing of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, which created the Office for Students and gave legal teeth to the marketisation of higher education in England. At the time of announcing its closure at the end of July, GSM had 3,500 students.