Welcome and Orientation

Welcome Programme

Welcome Programme Team with UEL Sports minibus September 2014

Our Airport Pick-Up Service and Welcome Programme for international students will take place took place from Monday 12th January 2015.

Airport pick up day: Monday 12th January 2015

Welcome Programme Team with UEL Sports minibus 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: Tuesday 13th January 2015

Welcome Programme Team with UEL Sports Dock September 2014

Welcome & Orientation:

  • Welcome Address & Orientation Location: Main Lecture Theatre, Docklands Campus
  • Social Activities and Sports Taster Sessions

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:

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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.

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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.

You will also have a chance to stop and explore certain venues on foot with your guide, before heading to historic Greenwich. You can obtain your place on this excellent tour by registering of our International Welcome Programme

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.

The Late Review Postcard will take place on:

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Social Activities

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.

See UELSU website for more information

UEL International UK trips - Semester B 2014/15

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UEL International, in collobaration with Proscenium Travel, organise a number of day trips around the United Kingdom so that you can experience other great historical cities and towns.

Trips take place on Saturdays (normally depart 9am prompt from Docklands Campus) and there is a small fee:

Click here for more information on our Semester A trips more information on Semester B trips will be provided soon.

International Student House - London Events

 International Student House

International Student House (ISH) provides you with the opportunity to meet and socialise with students from all over the world studying at many different institutions in London.  

See International Students House for more information.

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