UEL's pro vice chancellor (education & experience) and chief operating officer, Dr Ian Pickup, said "We're really looking forward to celebrating what was for so many people an iconic Olympic and Paralympic Games, whilst also redoubling our efforts to harness the power of sport to improve lives and reduce inequality.
"The spirit and legacy of the London 2012 Games is very much reflected in the themes of our Global Sports Strategy, which are centred on health gain, inclusive talent, healthy spaces and places, sport transforming lives and communities, and supporting and improving the mental wealth of the community.
"The 2012 Olympic Games had a huge impact at the University of East London not only through the thousands of students and staff locally who supported the events at the Olympic Park and other local venues, but through hosting Team USA and the Team GB medical teams.
"Team USA very generously donated all of their training equipment to our SportsDock facility, and we estimate that over 35,000 students and people from the local community have used it over the past ten years. We are currently planning an upgrade programme and as part of this are aiming to donate some of the items to the local community and schools, which will ensure that the legacy of the Games will continue across Newham and it has continued through the launch of the East London Phoenix and inclusive talent pathway activities.
"We are also enormously proud of UEL alumna and Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons, and we're hoping that Gemma and other Team GB icons will come back to campus and meet local children and members of the community over the next few months to help inspire the next generation."
Further details of the University of East of London's 2012 Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, events and legacy will be announced in due course via social media and via the UEL website.