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Pioneering futures since 1898

About the University of East London

Our new vision

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to where we are now, the 4th. We are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. 
Over the 2018-19 academic year the University of East London has been developing and starting to implement a new 10-year strategy, Vision 2028, to transform our curriculum, pedagogy, research impact and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our ambitious but achievable goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively. 

Our new brand

As part of our Vision 2028 strategic plan, we have been working with staff, students, alumni, partners and other stakeholders to articulate who we are and what we have to offer. We worked with our stakeholders to come up with a new visual identity that reflects both our heritage and our relevance in the modern world.
We want our identity to capture the rich blend of people, heritage, innovation and life in east London. We are proud of where we have come from but it’s important that we shape the future. Our new visual identity is perfectly poised for that.  

Our location

London is moving east, and with campuses in Stratford and the Royal Albert Dock, we are at the heart of this industrial and creative shift which makes up a powerful global gateway. Our Docklands campus and accommodation is set in a beautiful, dynamic location, right next to the river, with the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) on its doorstep (and free UEL buses running to Stratford). Our students live in stunning surroundings, and are never far from the action and work experience opportunities of central London.

The location of the Docklands campus is simply amazing. During my very first day in university, it was early morning, I was quite nervous, but when I saw the sunrise and the reflection of the sun in the river, that made me stop, think and calm down.

Kristiyan Krastev , BA (Hons) Computer Games Design: Story Development
Docklands campus at night

The careers-led university

We work with global organisations to make our courses entrepreneurial, creative and inspirational. Wherever our students want to work – in business, technology, teaching, arts, media, science, sport or the public sector – they will have the skills necessary to adapt to the world of tomorrow, and to be the leaders and pioneers of today.

More and more, employers are seeking workers who possess skills such as emotional intelligence and creativity, the ability to think critically, and undertake complex problem solving. For the academic year 2019/20, our curriculum will include a new Professional Fitness & Mental Wealth programme and Career Passport which will ensure all our students are equipped with the essential skills, competencies, knowledge and tools in high demand by employers and essential to securing a job.

These programmes will ensure our degree imparts not just subject knowledge, but a competitive advantage in securing a job and the continuing ability to progress and succeed in your chosen field.

  • The Professional Fitness & Mental Wealth programme enhances a wider range of intelligences to develop talents further. It is a series of pioneering modules embedded into every degree course. It is tailored to each individual degree but includes a series of skills. Some of which include: digital proficiency; industry connectedness, emotional intelligence; cognitive intelligence; social intelligence; physical intelligence, cultural intelligence (the ability to understand and work across other cultures) and community connections.
  • The Career Passport is a digital repository which provides proof of mastery of each skill imparted by the Professional Fitness & Mental Wealth programme. Some of these skills will be validated externally by major corporations, such as Microsoft and Amazon. The Career Passport goes above and beyond a traditional CV, making learning more transparent and transferable across sectors. It provides employers with evidence of the applied skills, competencies and experiences a student has accumulated over the course of their degree.

The support we provide

University can be a life-changing experience, and we ensure that our students get the support they need along their journey. Our Centre for Student Success has a dedicated Career Coaching team, as well as one to-one advice from our academic tutors, study skills sessions, mental wellbeing support, and peer advice from recent graduates to help students stay on track. We’ll advise and encourage them from the moment they apply to the day they graduate – and beyond.

Contact us

General Switchboard for all UEL campuses +44 (0) 20 8223 3000

Admissions and Applicant Enquiries

Enquiries for all new and current applications. Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

+44 (0) 20 8223 3333 study@uel.ac.uk

Media Enquiries

+44 (0)20 8223 2911 pressoffice@uel.ac.uk

International Office

+44 (0)20 8223 2805 international@uel.ac.uk

Education and Community Partnerships 

Enquiries regarding outreach and widening participation (more info)

+44 (0) 208 223 4357 partnerships@uel.ac.uk

Knowledge Dock and Innovation Centre

UEL's Knowledge Dock offers office spaces and conference facilities for hire. Workshops and events run regularly and are open to all students, alumni and Knowledge Dock businesses.

+44 (0)20 8223 3301 knowledgedock@uel.ac.uk

General Switchboard for all UEL campuses +44 (0) 20 8223 3000

Admissions and Applicant Enquiries

Enquiries for all new and current applications. Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

+44 (0) 20 8223 3333 study@uel.ac.uk

University Colleges Admission System (UCAS)

+44 (0)871 468 0468 app.req@ucas.ac.uk

Student Hub

Advice, support and information for current students - including transcripts, certificates and results.

+44 (0) 20 8223 4444 thehub@uel.ac.uk

Credit Control  Team

Advice for self-financing students on instalment payment options and for all students (current and non-current) on payment of outstanding debts.

+44 (0) 20 8223 7333 creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Cashiers  Office (Income Team)

To make payments by debit/credit card over the phone, request payment receipts and confirm payments received.

+44 (0) 20 8223 2974 / 2030  incometeam@uel.ac.uk 

IT Helpdesk

For passwords and all other IT related issues

+44 (0)20 8223 2468 servicedesk@uel.ac.uk

Unsolicited email

+44 (0)20 8223 2468 abuse@uel.ac.uk

Web team

+44 (0)20 8223 3000 webteam@uel.ac.uk

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