EDUCATION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING INTO HIGHER EDUCATION

Over the next eight weeks The Independent on Sunday will publish GO HIGHER - a series of special supplements in association with Ucas which will help students in their higher education choices. Each week will concentrate on a specific area.

Why higher education?

19 September

The importance of higher education, the range of institutions and courses, and the grades you'll need to get in.

How to apply

26 September

How to choose the right course and establishment, and how to fill in the Ucas form to make the right impression.

Finances

3 October

What life as a student will cost, and how to survive on a limited budget.

Student survival

10 October

How to keep body and soul together for three or more years.

Study skills

17 October

The skills you'll need to make the grade.

Gap years

24 October

The benefits of taking a year off before starting out on your higher education course.

Mature students

31 October

It is never too late to consider going to college.

Graduate employment

7 November

How to apply for work after graduating and where to start.

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