December 13 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, September 21, 2013
The University of East Anglia has achieved its highest-ever position in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014, rising to 17th place.
The university, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, was previously 28th in the Times table, and 32nd in the Sunday Times table. This year the newspapers are publishing a combined league table for the first time.
The Norwich University of the Arts does not appear in the overall rankings because it does not offer a broad enough range of courses, although it will be included in the art and design subject table, as well as the dance, drama and cinematics subject table.
Editor Alastair McCall said: “The UEA has achieved its highest-ever position in 20 years of Sunday Times and Times league tables, thanks mainly to consistently high levels of student satisfaction and good staffing levels.
“The 15,000 students like the scale of this relatively small campus university, as well as the quality of its courses. It is seldom outside the top ten in the National Student Survey (NSS), this year ranking second in the UK under The Sunday Times analysis of the latest NSS outcomes.
“UEA was one of the few universities to meet its recruitment targets when the fees went up in 2012. New developments continue UEA’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, which is reflected in a top 30 position in the People and Planet Green League of environmental performance.
“Creative writing is another of UEA’s best-known features and received a Diamond Jubilee Queen’s Anniversary Prize.”
Vice-chancellor Prof Edward Acton said: “UEA has had a remarkable year in the league tables; our consistent top 20 performance reflects the splendid efforts of our staff and students in making this a wonderful place to live and learn.
“We are holding our 50th anniversary festival next weekend, and I hope everyone – staff and students past and present and the local community - will join us to celebrate this news alongside everything else we have accomplished over the last half century.
“It is a wonderful collective effort.”
See the EDP later next week for full coverage marking the UEA’s 50th anniversary.