UEA ranked third best university for student satisfaction

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is joint third out of English mainstream universities in this year’s National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction levels.

With an overall score of 91 per cent, UEA is placed ahead of Oxford and Cambridge and equal to Exeter University - the highest-scoring university from the Russell Group.

UEA is the only English mainstream university to achieve the top 5 for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2005-2017. Overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities) every year since the survey began in 2005.

Individual subjects are also ranked, with UEA achieving first place positions in History (up from 14th), Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry (also ranked first in 2015) and Others in Social studies (up from 11th).

UEA achieved top five positions for seven other subjects: Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Medicine, Microbiology, Law and Aural and Oral Sciences.

Prof David Richardson, UEA’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re very pleased to have once again received such a positive endorsement from our students. We work hard to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience and to ensure that UEA remains a leading place to live and study.

“I believe that our focus on each student as an individual, combined with stimulating teaching, an exciting research environment and wide-ranging student support are key to achieving such great results.”

All final-year undergraduate students are invited annually to complete the National Student Survey questionnaire. The survey measures their satisfaction with a range of aspects of their university education, including teaching, academic support, resources and organisation and management.

UEA shares third overall position out of English mainstream universities with Coventry University, Lancaster University, the University of Exeter, the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University. The top spot went to Keele University, with Liverpool Hope University placed second.

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