Welcome and Orientation

Welcome Programme

Welcome team whole group

Our Airport Pick-Up Service and Welcome Programme for international students will take place took place from Wednesday 17th September 2014.

Airport pick up day: Wednesday 17th September 2014

If you are currently overseas and would like to make use of our free airport pick up service, please see our Airport pick-up pages for further information

Take a look at our Welcome Programme Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for further information.

Official Welcome & Orientation Day: Thursday 18th September 2014

Welcome & Orientation:

  • 10.am: Start - Welcome Address & Orientation Location: Main Lecture Theatre (MLT) in the Royal Docks Business School (RDBS) at Docklands Campus        
  • 1pm: Lunch: followed by some free time
  • Afternoon & Evening: Social activties

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 and UEL International, as well as various introductions 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. 

Afternoon Social & Sports Activities:

In the afternoon and evening we organise a number of social activties to allow you some time to relax, meet new people and make new friends.

More information on the social and sports activties will be available here in July 2014

Enrolment & Induction

Enrolment continues in the week beginning 22nd September 2014. In the same week, local school and course inductions will take place. More details will be available here in July 2014

Welcome Programme Review: for late arrivers

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.

Details will be provided here in September 2014.

Social Activities

To help you get to know other new students 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 activities listed in our Trips & Social Activites pages.


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