Widespread improvement for UEA in Complete University Guide rankings

Published by  Communications

On 8th Jun 2021

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is celebrating a number of subject-level successes, as well as a rise to 22nd place in the overall table, in the Complete University Guide (CUG) rankings 2022 released today (Tuesday 8 June).

UEA jumped three places from 25th to 22nd in the annual ranking table, which is based on ten criteria, including student satisfaction, degree completion and graduate prospects.

The University maintained its national position in 12th in the ‘Facilities Spend’ metric, assessing how much universities spend on amenities such as careers, health and counselling services, and sports, and rose to 16th in ‘Student-Staff ratio’, which measures staffing levels.

The CUG rankings also include subject-specific tables for universities, with UEA enjoying climbs from last year in over a dozen of these.

Most notable among the improvements was Chemistry, which made a significant jump of 19 places from 25th to 6th in the UK, and American Studies which entered the top five (5th place), having been 9th in 2021.

Prof Nick Le Brun, Head of UEA’s School of Chemistry, said: “This is excellent news for us and we’re all delighted in Chemistry, this is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people.”

Dr Malcolm McLaughlin, Head of UEA’s School of Art, Media and American Studies, said: “I am delighted to see American Studies making quite rapid progress after such a challenging year for the whole academic community.

“We’ve been working hard in all our endeavours in research and scholarship, in our public engagement work, and of course in supporting our students in their learning, in a year when we have had to do all of this while negotiating nationwide lockdowns and restrictions on international travel. It’s so rewarding to see those efforts recognised in this way.”

UEA had three other subject-based top tens, with a climb from 9th to 8th for Creative Writing, and two new subject areas also jumping straight in to the top ten in the country having not been ranked last year: Speech and Language Therapy (5th) and Paramedic Science (10th).

Elsewhere, there were notable jumps for the University in an impressive number of other subject areas:

  • Drama, Dance and Creatives – a rise of eight places to 19th
  • Philosophy – a rise of ten places to 28th
  • Psychology – a rise of eight places to 28th
  • Economics – a rise of six places to 28th
  • Biological Sciences – a rise of nine places to 30th
  • Computer Sciences – a rise of eight places to 32nd
  • English – a rise of seven places to 33rd
  • Maths – a rise of seven places to 37th

 

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