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Some privately built blocks have nomination agreements with universities, which means a percentage of their rooms are rented out at lower prices set by the academic institution. Yet while the students who live in such developments koh phangan guesthouses might enjoy kicking back in front of their flatscreen TVs, the proliferation of such accommodation is contributing to the overall affordability crisis affecting students, according to Colum McGuire, who was, until recently, the vice-president of welfare at the National Union guesthouses in thailand of Students.
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Roland Shanks, a senior adviser at the University of Londons Housing Services, agrees.
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