"Julie" doesn't look like a victim of ageism. She arrived at one of Britain's elite universities last year aged only 22, with a clutch of three A-level grade As.

"I thought age wouldn't be an issue. I thought nobody would think about that. But it was an issue," says the law student, who does not wish to be named. "They were all 18 or 19. Most hadn't even been on a gap year and the discussion was dominated by the outcome of A levels, getting drunk and getting laid. I felt the fact that I had had a gap at all marked me out from them." Full article

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