Each year the Guardian publishes its University Guide for the whole country. June 2018 saw Suffolk’s BA (Hons) History degree ranked 5th out of 96 institutions, above Bristol, University College London, Nottingham and Warwick. The top four in this subject were Cambridge, Durham, Oxford and St Andrews: excellent company to be in and putting UoS in the top 6% in the U.K.

The University of Suffolk’s BA (Hons) Photography degree did exceptionally well too, being ranked 10th out of 67 institutions. Other courses featuring in the top thirty included Design (26th out of 75), Hospitality & Tourism (28th out of 48) and Health Profession (28th out of 72). BA (Hons) English rose 43 places in the guide to 33rd out of 105, whilst Criminology was 31st out of 64 and Sports Sciences ranked 37th out of 76.

Nationally, the UoS was ranked 13 places higher than the previous year at 102nd in the country. Given that many other universities are long-established and (much) greater in size, this is a most creditable result for the university based in our town. It builds on an award for research excellence and, in particular, that into stem cells in recent years.