University students are rarely a good indication of the attitudes of wider society, the braying Bullingdon boys are as unrepresentative as Dave Spart and the class warriors in the Socialist Workers Cooperative support society.
I agree. But the thing about the Socialist Workers at Uni (and I met a few of those as well) is that they were idiots that everyone ignored then and they are idiots that everyone ignores now. OUCA was full of idiots that are now Tory MPs and ministers. For example, just preceding my time the OUCA president was Jeremy Hunt, who you'll possibly have heard of.
FWIW, the Uni Labour club wasn't, as you might expect, full of careerist New Labour types. They were, by and large, very nice and sensible. But God it was dull. The Tories had better parties, I'll give them that.