Undergraduate study

Make your mark

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When our university was built, our first Vice-Chancellor wanted to create an entirely new university, not restricted by established systems and conventions.

Our unapologetically brutalist architecture challenges the physical and education structure of the traditional redbrick university. Our campuses provide the perfect backdrop for you to make your mark - we are a colourful and vibrant global community who work together to make the world that little bit better.

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Why
Study here?

University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
Top 30 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Top 15 amongst mainstream English universities for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018)
25th in the UK for research quality (TGUG 2019)
Gold for teaching excellence (TEF 2017)
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Albert Sloman
Freer, more daring, more experimental 
Sir Albert Sloman Our first Vice-Chancellor
What's happening
How childhood experiences influence sexual behaviour in later life
05 Feb 2019
Winners of the 2019 Dora Love Prize announced
31 Jan 2019
Holocaust survivor to meet local school children from Suffolk and Essex
24 Jan 2019