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Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

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Pre-entry Information, Advice & Guidance Service

Do you need advice about starting your university career?

How we can help

Are you thinking of coming to University, but are unsure of what programme to study or the entry requirements?

Our pre-entry Advice and Guidance team are here to help and support you through this process. Our qualified and friendly advisers are available to see you at the following centres:

  • University Square Stratford
  • Barking Learning Centre  

To make a booking to see an advisor, please call University Square Stratford on 0208 223 4354.

Getting back into education

If you have been away from education for some time or lack formal or current qualifications (or if you gained your qualifications overseas and are not sure of the UK equivalency), there are routes available to help you achieve your goal. These include:
  • UEL's New Beginnings short course - A twelve week part time course for progression to many, but not all, of our UEL Undergraduate programmes.  
  • UEL's Introduction to Law and Criminology short course - The aim of this short course is to introduce you to the study of law and criminology. It will provide you with basic skills with which to proceed to either the LLB (Law degree) or the BA Criminology and Criminal Justice. Successful completion of the stand-alone course will result in a certificate from UEL. 
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma - A qualification that prepares students for study at degree level. Over 1,100 courses are available in a range of subjects. Generally taught at further education colleges, these can be seen at
  • UEL's Extended Degrees - A four year degree option. Extended Degree students join the Level 0 programme for the first year of study towards a Bachelor's degree. UEL is proud to be one of a limited number of institutions that offer this route into Higher Education. Check the academic school of your choice for details on the extended degrees they offer.