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Record number of students gain university places

Video report by ITV News' Dani Crawshaw

Teenagers across our region have been celebrating, or not, after finding out their A-level results this morning.

Nationally the gap between the top performing boys and girls at A level has narrowed while the number of A stars has dropped.

Meanwhile Childline say they've seen a 20% increase in counselling for teenagers worried about their exams.

University of East Anglia ahead of Cambridge for student satisfaction

University of East Anglia, Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

The University of East Anglia has been ranked third in the country for student satisfaction- ahead of Cambridge and Oxford.

It scored 91% on a National Student Survey and is the only English mainstream university to achieve a top-five ranking every year since 2005.

Individual subjects at the UEA were also highly rated. History, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry all achieved first place positions.

The University of Essex were also in the running - ranked 8th nationally.


East Anglia's newest university is officially launched

Suffolk was one of only four counties without its own university. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk has officially launched its own independent university.

Before now, University Campus Suffolk was affiliated to the University of Essex and UEA. It couldn't award its own degrees or shape its own academic programme.

Suffolk was one of only four counties in the country not to have its own university but that has now changed with the launch of the new University of Suffolk in Ipswich.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Official launch of the newly named University of Suffolk

University Campus Suffolk will now be known as the University of Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The official launch of the new University of Suffolk takes place today after it became fully independent back in May.

Up until now it was known as the University Campus Suffolk. But from today it is the University of Suffolk.

It was previously part of the UEA and the University of Essex. It will now get funding straight from the Government and be able to award its own degrees.

University of Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Vice Chancellor Richard Lister will be joined by MP Ben Gummer to set out its plans for the future.

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