UCAS: Your guide to the latest vacancies

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THE INFORMATION contained in the following pages is the most up- to-date listing available of full-time and sandwich course vacancies remaining in UK universities and colleges.

The lists are compiled by UCAS from information supplied by the universities and colleges.

It is one of only two official lists of vacancies published.

In addition, vacancies at universities and colleges will be available on together with further advice relating to the Clearing procedure.

A vacancy service is also available on BBC2 Ceefax pages 700-799.

Detailed Clearing instructions are sent automatically by UCAS to eligible applicants: those who have applied after 30 June 1998, those without offers from their original choices and those who have not been offered a place after receipt of their results.

Vacancies are listed under subject headings: these frequently do not correspond exactly with course titles. A course may appear more than once if it contains a major element of all subjects under which it appears.

It is therefore essential that applicants check details in the UCAS Handbook 1998 entry or consult the website, . Courses are referred to by their four-character course code. Course codes starting with a letter are degree or Dip HE courses; those starting with a number are HND courses.

A letter following the course code represents the campus code.

The numbers in brackets indicate the minimum A-level point score requirement for entry.

Calculate your points score0 as follows (counting the maximum of three A-levels):

A-levels: Grade A, 10 points; B, eight points; C, six points; D, four points; E, two points.

AS-levels: grade A, five points; B, four points; C, three points; D, two points; E, one point.

If no points score is indicated, applicants are advised to contact institutions directly regarding minimum entrance requirements.

Applicants with other qualifications must check the minimum requirements with the university or college concerned.

Contact details for all UCAS institutions can be found on BBC2 Ceefax pages 798-799.

New applicants need to complete a UCAS application form.

This can be obtained from their school or college, local careers office or UCAS itself (01242 223707).

If you have any difficulty with your Clearing application, contact UCAS on 01242 227788.

Applicants must be in possession of their Clearing entry form before they can obtain a place on any of these courses.

Clearing applicants are asked to note University of Southampton, New College, formerly known as LSU College of Higher Education (UCAS code L86), has a number of vacancies on its courses.

The courses will be found in the UCAS listing under the institution code for the University of Southampton (S27).

The courses can be identified by the presence of the campus code "N" after the course code.