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UEA achieves highest-ever league table ranking

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The University of East Anglia (UEA) has risen two places to 12th position in the prestigious Complete University Guide league table, its highest-ever national ranking.

The Guide, which measures 129 UK universities across 10 categories, also ranks 70 subjects, with UEA appearing in the top 10 for nine of the 35 subjects it teaches.

“We’re very proud to be ranked one of the UK’s leading universities in this prestigious league table,” said UEA Vice-Chancellor Prof David Richardson. “The Guide uses an extremely comprehensive set of measures, making the results a particularly gratifying reflection of the hard work of our staff and students alike. UEA achieves consistently high league table rankings, and this is further endorsement of our excellent standards of teaching, research and student experience.”

Physiotherapy is ranked third in the subject tables, with Anatomy & Physiology fourth, American Studies fifth and Aural & Oral Sciences sixth. Other subjects in the top 10 include Creative Writing (eighth), Communications and Media (10th), Drama (10th), Marketing (10th) and Nursing (10th).

The league table was launched 10 years ago with the aim of providing credible, freely-accessible information for prospective students and measures Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards, Student:Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, Good Honours Degrees Achieved, Graduate Prospects and Completion.

Dr Bernard Kingston, Chairman of TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk, said: “The Government has said that applicants need access to robust, timely and objective information, based on criteria that are straightforward and easily understood. We believe that TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk meets these criteria and more, and we intend that this will remain the case for the next decade – and beyond. Indeed, we use the same three metrics which the Government plans to include in its much-heralded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).”

For full rankings go to TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk