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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.


School forced to close after travellers set up camp on their field

The caravans pitched up on Thursday night. Credit: Josh A Stevens

A secondary school in Cambridgeshire has been forced to close for the day after a group of travellers moved on to the premises.

Several caravans arrived at Bottisham Village College near Newmarket last night.

The school has since released a statement saying that they'd been left with no choice but to close and added that they're liaising with police.

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that Bottisham Village College will be closed on Friday 15th July and there will be no trips or other activities taking place. A large group from the travelling community moved onto parts of the college grounds. We are working closely with the local police to resolve the situation as swiftly as possible.

Given these circumstances, we have no choice but to close the college. For those parents expecting children back from residential trips, we will be in communication with you by 10:00am to tell you about details concerning collection.

It is very likely that students will be returned to and supervised by Bottisham staff until collected at an alternative location and we would suggest that you are prepared for this eventuality, as there will be no school buses running to return students home.

Could we thank you kindly in advance for your support and we shall endeavour to be in contact regularly over the coming hours using the college’s social media.

– Bottisham Village College
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