Go Higher: London & The South East - Universities and Higher Education Colleges in London & The South-east

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Anglia Polytechnic: Ex-poly, in spite of name. Sites all over East Anglia; 13,000 students, 60 per cent over 21. Plans to drop "poly".

Prospectus: 01245 493131

Birkbeck College: The place to go if you missed the boat at 18. Almost all part-time mature students.

Prospectus: 0845 601 0174

Bournemouth: Ex-poly based in the suave seaside town. Claims launch of first degrees in financial services, taxation and revenue law.

Prospectus: 01202 524111

Brighton: Ex-poly. Many courses with strong European focus.

Prospectus: 01273 600900

Brunel: Strong techno base as an ex-college of advanced technology. It has diversified widely. Four sites in west London.

Prospectus: 01895 274000

Buckingham: UK's only private uni. Pioneered two-year degrees.

Prospectus: 01280 814080

Cambridge: Ancient, elite uni, less worldly than Oxford and better at attracting state school pupils.

Prospectus: 01223 333308

City: Ex-college of advanced technology, it's a uni for business and professions. Close links to City.

Prospectus: 0207 477 8029

Cranfield: Mainly postgraduate. Undergrads are in agriculture and defence and related studies.

Prospectus: 01234 754171

East Anglia: Outside Norwich, child of the Sixties. Creative writing under Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion. Plenty of biotechies too.

Prospectus: 01603 456161

East London: Ex-poly, it's very East London. Rag trade, kaleidoscopic ethnic mix.

Prospectus: 0208 8493425

Essex: Once wild Essex now New Labour of universities, having grown respectable and academic. Prospectus: 01206 873778

Goldsmiths College: Exciting, in gritty and grotty part of London. Produces some of Britain's best-known modern artists, including enfant terrible Damien Hirst.

Prospectus: 0207 919 7282

Greenwich: Ex-poly and the place to be in the year 2000 for our very wonderful millennium celebrations.

Prospectus: 0800 005006

Hertfordshire: Flagship ex-poly has grown a lot, but kept status in computer science and engineering.

Prospectus: 01707 284800

Imperial College: For brainy anoraks. Tip-top reputation. Superior teaching, research staff.

Prospectus: 0207 594 8001

King's College: Good academic standards with multicultural and social mix. Hot on theology.

Prospectus: 0207 836 5454

Kingston: Ex-poly, famous for art and design - fashion, graphic, furniture, product design - as well as for business courses and aerospace engineering.

Prospectus: 0208 547 7053

London Guildhall: Ex-poly which specialises in degrees for City and professional exams, eg banking, tax.

Prospectus: 0207 320 1616

LSE: International powerhouse that retains traces of the high-minded radicalism from the era of Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

Prospectus: 0207 955 7124

Luton: Butt of jokes, it has 9,000 of 15,000 students on degree courses.

Prospectus: 01582 743249

Middlesex: Big ex-poly with 21,500 students, many mature and from overseas. Takes 1,000 students who are work-based.

Prospectus: 0208 362 5898

North London: Ex-poly with name for past student militancy. Its reputation today rests on access.

Prospectus: 0207 753 3355

Oxford: Dreaming spires. Highly specialised courses, heavy workload, tutorial system with tutor/student ratio of 1-to-3 at most.

Prospectus: 01865 270207

Oxford Brookes: One of poshest and most highly rated of new unis.

Prospectus: 01865 484 848

Portsmouth: Ex-poly. Tailors study to students already in work.

Prospectus: 023 9284 8484

Queen Mary and Westfield: Deeply urban college of London University in East End which has grown hugely.

Prospectus: 0207 975 5511

Reading: Cosy, sporty self-contained, famous for agriculture.

Prospectus: 0118 931 6586

Royal Holloway: Divine 120-acre site in Surrey. Upmarket reputation, particularly in the arts.

Prospectus: 01784 443957

School of Oriental and African Studies: In London with students from 90 countries.

Prospectus: 0207 323 6087

School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies: Languages, history and politics of central and Eastern Europe.

Prospectus: 0207 862 8519

South Bank: Ex-poly, Elephant and Castle. Rich ethnic mix.

Prospectus: 0207 815 8158

Surrey: Traditionally strong in the sciences and technology. Most degrees four-year sandwich.

Prospectus: 0800 980 3200

Sussex: 30 years ago ultimate Sixties place. Interdisciplinary approach from Sixties retained.

Prospectus: 01273 678416

Thames Valley: Sprawling ex-poly from west London to Slough. In deep trouble since official inquiry forced Vice-chancellor to resign.

Prospectus: 0208 579 5000

University College London: London Uni's biggest college with hot-shot medical school. Top academic status across all subjects, which has it jostling for one of the top five positions with Oxford and Cambridge in most rankings.

Prospectus: 0207 380 7365

Westminster: Ex-Polytechnic of Central London. Only uni to get a 5 in research assessment exercise - for media and communications.

Prospectus: 0207 911 500

Colleges of Higher Education

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Prospectus: 0800 0565 660

Canterbury Christchurch University College

Prospectus: 01227 782 659

Central School of Speech and Drama

Prospectus: 0906 565 6000

Chichester Institute

Prospectus: 01243 816000

College of Guidance Studies

Prospectus: 01322 664407

Homerton College Cambridge

Prospectus: 01223 507114

Kent Institute of Art & Design

Prospectus: 01622 757286

King Alfred College, Winchester

Prospectus: 01962 827534

London Institute

Prospectus: 0207 514 6000

Norwich School of Art & Design

Prospectus: 01603 610561

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Prospectus: 0208 289 4900

Roehampton Institute

Prospectus: 0208 392 3232

Rose Bruford

Prospectus: 0208 300 3024

Royal Academy of Music

Prospectus: 0207 873 7373

Royal College of Music

Prospectus: 0207 589 3643

St Mary's Strawberry Hill

Prospectus: 0208 240 4000

Surrey Institute of Art & Design

Prospectus: 0800 068 0088

Trinity College of Music

Prospectus: 0207 487 9651

Westminster College

Prospectus: 01865 247644

Wimbledon School of Art

Prospectus: 0208 408 5000

Writtle College

Prospectus: 01245 424200

Lucy Hodges

Due to an error, we failed to include the University of Sunderland's listing in yesterday's edition of Go Higher (The North).

Sunderland: Scattered across one of Britain's newest cities. It is the only North-east university to have achieved excellence ratings in all subjects assessed in the past 18 months.

Prospectus: 0191-515 3000