On Friday 24 October and Friday 31 October The Independent will be publishing The Higher Education Guide, an honest, direct and down-to- earth guide to British higher education, in two special supplements.

The guide is geared towards students taking A-levels and planning to go into higher education, as well as their parents and careers advisers. The Higher Education Guide will be produced in association with The Student Book 1998 published by Trottman. The book will be available at a special price to readers of The Independent.