The applications cycle for the first group of students facing a new, hideously complicated and unstable funding system, scarce opportunity and high unemployment remains incomplete.
We don't yetknow whether or where those who have applied will study.
After next week's A-level results the clearing process will commence, and we remain concerned that applicants, particularly those from certain backgrounds, may not be in a position to choose whether and where to study, based on the right course and university for them.
More top news
The early exit will pile the pressure on England manager Roy Hodgson.
Article 50 has been mentioned a lot in recent days, but what actually is it and how does it work?
David Cameron will soon no longer be Conservative leader or prime minister. But who could replace him? We look at the potential contenders.