The university of Suffolk is an independent university with its own teaching degree awarding powers, having gained this status in August 2016. Achieving institutional independence was essential in allowing the institution to grow and develop within an increasingly competitive higher education market. In June 2018 the Board welcomed the university’s new Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Langton and in December 2018, Dr Helen Pankhurst was officially installed as the university’s first Chancellor.
We are strongly embedded in our local region - a University of, and for, the people. Our national and international impact through research and innovation brings recognition and opportunity to the region and supports regional growth and development.
The student experience is at the heart of what we do and the strong partnership between students and staff at the University is central to our ambitions. Our students experience the highest quality in teaching, learning and social environments. Scholarship and high impact research is pervasive within the institution and we offer our students a transformational experience, enabling and preparing them for their futures.
Headline Figures for 2017/18