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
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
Prospectus: 0207 514 6000
Norwich School of Art & Design
Prospectus: 01603 610561
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
Prospectus: 0208 289 4900
Prospectus: 0208 392 3232
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
Prospectus: 01865 247644
Wimbledon School of Art
Prospectus: 0208 408 5000
Prospectus: 01245 424200
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 3000Reuse content