The day is designed to give you an in-depth introduction to your life in the UK and as a UEL student. There are presentations, workshops and events covering a wide range of subjects, including visa/immigration, wellbeing and English language support. There are also plenty of opportunities to meet other students through our social activities.
The day usually starts with a warm welcome from the Vice-Chancellor's Group folllowed by introduction presentations from important and useful services from the University such as:
We will also provide advice about living in London, including how to open a bank account, accessing healthcare, travelling around London and how to budget whilst living in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Social & Sports Activities:
We organise a number of social activties to allow you some time to relax, meet new people and make new friends.
MyUEL Sports for International Students (Sportsdock)
International Speed Friending (Students Union Lounge)
International Social Evening - Drinks at The Reach Bar (traditional local, East London Pub)
Enrolment & Induction
Please see our Enrolment & Induction pages for more information on completing enrolment and your school inductions.
Saturday 17th January - Tour of London & Greenwich.
Free tour or London and Greenwich. Leaving Docklands Campus we will head into London by coach with expert Blue Badge Tour Guides for the morning. After time for a spot of lunch, you will be transported to historic Greenwich, where you will be guided on a walking tour of the old royal village. Please arrive at 08.30 by the East Building Security Office as the coaches will leave on time 9am prompt!
This is a great opportunity to see London with well informed commentary about the life and history of our great capital city.
Whilst we encourage all new International Students to arrive in time for the official Welcome Programme, we will provide a review of some of the Welcome and Orientation Programme for those students who were not able to arrive in the UK in time to attend the formal Welcome and Orientation.
To help you make friends and settle in during your study in the UK, we run a number of trips and events for you to enjoy. We work closely with the Students' Union to organise plenty of activities. Join hundreds of other new students who have just arrived in the following activities:
University of East London Students' Union (UELSU) Events
The University of East London Students Union (UELSU) organise a number of Social and Cultural Activities for all students throughout the year, as well as providing advice and support to students on a wide range of matters.