UEA to close its London campus

The University of East Anglia is to cease offering degree courses at its London campus from September this year, it has been confirmed

January 15, 2014

UEA London, based in the capital’s financial district, officially opened in April 2010 and currently has 325 higher education students.

It is a joint partnership between the East Anglian university and INTO University Partnerships, which works with higher education institutions to offer courses to international students who are considering a UK-based degree programme.

The university said that the “vast majority” of current degree students will have completed their studies by September, with those who remain either relocating to the Norwich campus, or helped to continue their studies in London.

“We have carefully explored all options and taken the decision to focus on delivering our world-class teaching and research…at our superb Norwich campus,” said Edward Acton, UEA vice-chancellor.

A statement from the university said that although satisfaction levels at the London campus were high, and overall recruitment was “strong”, the decision to cease offering degrees had been taken as part of a wider strategy to “streamline its course offering”.

It means that UEA will no longer have a presence in the capital, however it appears that INTO University Partnerships will continue to operate from the building.

“We continue to work closely with [UEA] as it realigns its strategy and takes this decision to consolidate its provision and expertise in the Norwich campus,” said Jeremy Lindley, managing director (Europe) of INTO University Partnerships.

“We look forward to the continued success of our London centre which is expanding to meet the needs of students looking for high quality educational opportunities in the capital.”

On its London website, UEA still describes the campus as “our sparkling new centre in the heart of the City of London”.

chris.parr@tsleducation.com

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