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Sam Gyimah in space

Brexit: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Innovation and Enterprise. Its five-year mission funded by UK Research and Innovation: to explore the strange world of universities. To seek out new acronyms and new providers. To boldly go where no satirical higher education column has gone before.

Captain’s log, Star date 14 September 2030. Since a no-deal Brexit left the country in economic ruins, the UK space programme has come into its own. We travel across the vast reaches of space in search of bilateral research agreements. As we approach this uncharted planet I have a feeling that there is something strangely familiar about it, but I’ve had déjà vu before.


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