Over the next seven weeks The Independent on Sunday will publish the following reports, in association with UCAS:

How to apply?

11 October 1998

How to choose the right course and establishment, and how to fill in the UCAS form


18 October 1998

What it will cost, and how to live on a limited budget

Student survival kit

25 October 1998

Basic skills needed to keep body and soul together

Part-time employment

1 November 1998

How to get part-time and holiday jobs to top-up the very limited student budget

Gap years

8 November 1998

The benefits of taking a year off before you start your course

Mature students

15 November 1998

It is never too late to apply

for higher education

Graduate employment

22 November 1998

How to apply for work after graduating