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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