UEA smashes Essex by 38 places in Guardian’s 2017 university guide

First Derby Day, now this


Although we beat Essex, UEA has been placed 24th – a disappointing four places lower than last year’s ranking.

The rankings, which were published today by The Guardian, consider student satisfaction with course, feedback and teaching as well as the average entry tariff and the likeliness of graduates being employed within six months.

This makes it the first time in since 2014 that UEA has not been in the top twenty.

UEA scored poorly across the board being ranked 92nd for feedback satisfaction and 91st for the amount of money spent on non-teaching activities per student.

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And you better get in all the work experience you can, UEA graduates only managed to scrape 49th place for employability.

UEA also struggled in the subjects rankings being rated just 35th for English and Creative Writing and 34th for Drama.

We also struggled away from the creative subjects being ranked 30th for Environmental Science and 34th for Business Management.

Despite the drop in rankings, the union remain optimistic that UEA can climb back up the table.

Undergraduate Officer Connor Rand said, “This is obviously disappointing news but not surprising given the two big drags are feedback satisfaction and career stats from last year.

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“The University’s solid progress on coursework return times and graduate recruitment this year should help turn things around for future years but there’s no room for complacency”

But it’s not all doom and gloom though. We’ve been ranked 5th in the country for course satisfaction and 4th for teaching satisfaction.

Most importantly we’ve smashed Essex. Our unlucky frenemies are floundering  at the bottom of the league table after falling from 47th to 62nd place.