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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 in the week beginning 27th January 2014.

Airport pick up day: Monday 27th January 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 28th January 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
  • 4pm: Afternoon social activities: Speed-Friending or UEL Sports taster sessions
  • 6pm: Evening social activity - Pub Night: Visit to local traditional English pub

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, and 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:

Orientation Day morning ends with a complementary sandwich lunch and some free time.

  • 4pm

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to take part in range of sporting activities in our Sports Dock, or the cheesily named but surprisingly fun, Speed Friending in Students' Union Lounge.

  • 6pm

To round off the day, we have organised a pub night in a traditional local pub night. 

Please see Social Activities & Trips for more informtation on these events.

Follow SportsDock on Facebook and Twitter pages for more sporty events.

Enrolment & Induction

Please see our Enrolment & Induction pages for more information on the enrolment process and for your school/ course inductions

Welcome Programme Review: for late arrivers

On Wednesday 19th February 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 on 28th January.

  • Time: 3pm - 5pm
  • Location: SD.1.12 (Sports Dock) Docklands Campus

Please see our Late Review Postcard for more information

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.