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University celebrates double success in Which? guide and QS world ranking

Tue, 11 Sep 2012

The University of East Anglia has risen up the prestigious QS World University Rankings for the sixth successive year.

It has climbed 25 places to take 236th position in the league table this year - and from 356th place in 2007.

The QS league table is designed to help students understand which universities rank the highest around the world.

Natural Sciences and Arts and Humanities scored particularly well, taking 214th and 218th place in the table respectively.

Meanwhile a new Which? University Guide, also published today, has given UEA a 94 per cent score for graduates in work or further study, and described it as "one of the best universities for student satisfaction" with a high score of 89 per cent.

The guide describes UEA as "a great place to both live and learn" and particularly praises its "wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country".

The new site also features student reviews which praise the library as "particularly good with up to date information" and the Employability website as "fantastic for finding work".

Vice-Chancellor Prof Edward Acton said: "I am delighted that we continue to rise through the world rankings. To have risen by 120 places in just seven years is a splendid achievement.

"The university has invested £2 million in schemes to boost enterprise and career prospects for both students and graduates, so it is particularly gratifying that our graduate employment levels have been singled out for praise in the Which? University Guide."