How to use this supplement: UCAS supplement

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The information on the following pages is the most up-to-date listing available of full-time and sandwich course vacancies remaining in UK universities and colleges of higher education. The institutions are all members of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

y The lists are compiled by UCAS from information supplied by the universities and colleges. Together with identical lists published in the Daily Mirror, they are the only official lists of vacancies published in the Press. In addition, vacancies at universities and colleges by subject title will be available on BBC Ceefax pages, 700-799. However, students will need to cross-refer subjects listed in the Ceefax service to the IoS or the Daily Mirror listings to obtain the correct course code words.

y Detailed Clearing instructions are sent automatically by UCAS to eligible applicants: those who have applied after 30 June 1996, those without offers from their original choices, and those who have not been offered a place after receipt of their results.

y 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 1996 entry. 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. Course details and titles must be checked against the entries in the 1996 UCAS Handbook. This information is available only from the Independent and the Daily Mirror or in schools and careers offices via ECCTIS 2000.

y The numbers in brackets indicate the minimum A-level point score requirement for entry. Calculate your points as follows: (Counting the maximum of 3 A-levels) A-levels: grade A, 10 points; B, 8 points; C, 6 points; D, 4 points; E, 2 points. AS-levels: grade A, 5 points; B, 4 points; C ,3 points; D, 2 points; E, 1 point.

y If no points score is indicated applicants are advised to contact institutions directly regarding minimum entrance requirements. Applicants with other qualifications must check minimum requirements with the university or college concerned.

y New applicants need an application form from their school or college, local careers office or UCAS itself. Contact UCAS on 01242 227788 if you have any difficulty with your Clearing application. Applicants must be in possession of their Clearing Entry Form before they can obtain a place on any of these courses.

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