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UEA retains top 20 league table position 5 years running

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has ranked 13 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. It’s UEA’s highest ever ranking in the well-respected league table, climbing two places from last year.

This is the fifth consecutive year the University has featured in the top twenty in the guide, which ranks universities from across the UK.

UEA Vice-Chancellor Prof David Richardson said: “We’re delighted to achieve our highest ever ranking and it really cements UEA’s place as a top 15 UK university. UEA has a well-deserved reputation for research excellence, alongside our gold ranking for teaching excellence, and these achievements reflect the continued hard work and dedication of our staff and students in maintaining our status as one of the country’s top universities.

“We continue to invest in our campus and following recent feedback from our students have spent £5m into teaching space refurbishment and technology upgrades as well as improving campus accessibility. Combined with having Norwich, a vibrant and historical city on our doorstep, it’s no wonder the UEA continues to rank so well in such highly esteemed guides.”

UEA Students’ Union Education Officer Mary Leishman said:  “Students love UEA for all sorts of reasons- great teaching, the friendly and supportive atmosphere, our incredible range of sports clubs and societies, and the compact and inexpensive city. And whilst there’s lots of brutalist concrete around, the bunnies, the broad and the campus accommodation guarantee all help to make the UEA experience one that students really rate.”

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 published on September 24 provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. It contains full profiles of all universities. The league table is made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

The news follows last month’s announcement that UEA ranked fourth for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS), the only English university to make the top 5 and ahead of all Russell Group universities whose results are included.

UEA has also retained its place in the world top 200 of the prestigious Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings, as well being awarded Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest accolade possible from the government run assessment.

 

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