STUDENTSin our undergraduate and postgraduate community
NATIONALITIESrepresented by our family of students and staff
Adonis Magema , BA (Hons) International Development with NGO Management, graduateHaving a dream is not enough. I needed to be shown how to go about it. During my time at UEL, I set up the Children in Congo Foundation, which provides free primary education to children.
rankingwe're top among modern universities in London for academic experience, student welfare, accommodation and facilities, and a 'rising star of higher education' (Times Higher Education 2018)
our civic engagement projects won two awards in 2017
UEL offers our students amazing opportunities to work with our local communities. I’ve seen over the years the transformative effect this has had. It’s brought cumulative benefits to our students and to UEL as a whole.Dr Marcia Wilson , Head of Sports Sciences
RANKINGHappy students! We're ranked 2nd for 'overall satisfaction' of all modern universities in London (NSS, 2018)
of our research is 'internationally recognised' or higher (in the latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
The support from the UEL Sports Scholarship Programme has really made a difference to me. The coaching and support you get from UEL are fantastic. I wouldn’t have moved to London if it wasn’t the best career option for me.Aimee Willmott , BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, undergraduate, double Commonwealth and European medallist
olympiansten of our students competed in the Olympics and Paralympics
teacherstrained by us every year
I chose UEL because its urban dance course is the only one of its kind in the UK. The most memorable thing has been seeing myself and others finding our own style and also progressing academically.Scott Dean , BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice, undergraduate
Successful track record
Whatever you do after you leave us, we want you to have a rewarding life. Just like the many people who have used their time at UEL as a springboard to great things. It’s not about being rich or famous or powerful. It’s about maximising your potential. It’s about being what you can be.
It was really important to me to study in London. There’s so much to do. I love the museums and the galleries and the freedom of it. My lecturers were really inspiring.Nicola Duffy , BA (Hons) English Literature, graduate
Adam Gemili , BSc Sport and Exercise Science, graduate, European 200m championUEL has helped me to become a driven person. I’ve seen the benefits of that by reaching a World Championship final and winning a European Championship gold medal. I couldn’t have done it without them.
I volunteered with Well London as a student and the work I did was invaluable in helping me know what to do on my first internship in Nigeria. It gave me the knowledge and experience I really needed.Josephine Nwaamaka-Bardi , MSc Public Health
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1An academic qualification that will help you find the rewarding career you’ve dreamed about.
2Workplace experience through the many placements and internships that we help to organise through our extensive network of industry connections.
3If you’re a new undergraduate, we’ll give you your core textbooks in e-book form. Like our fast-changing surroundings, we’re focused firmly on the future.
4A generous package of scholarships and bursaries worth a total of more than £2 million per year.
My time at UEL taught me many things: to be fearless, to read between the lines and not to accept anything at face value. I absorbed this willingly and it put me in good stead for the Lawrence case.Imran Khan , LLB (Hons) Law, graduate, human rights lawyer, solicitor of family of Stephen Lawrence.
5Leadership skills that will give you confidence to take on any challenge. You’ll have the chance to work as part of team on real-life projects in east London and overseas and take responsibility for seeing them through.
6People skills that will make you stand out in a crowd when it comes to finding a job. You’ll be interacting constantly with people from all cultures and backgrounds within the University and in off-campus projects.
7Career skills such as self-discipline, critical thinking and the ability to research, organise and communicate effectively.
I’ve had some wonderful teaching and been given lots of opportunities. I started networking and putting myself forward for things. I became an elite student and led a group of students on the Global Scholars programme to Bahrain.Sanaa Nusrat , BA (Hons) Economics with Mathematics graduate. Now studying at UEL for an MSc in Finance and Risk.
8Lifelong membership of a global community of alumni. Our current student population is represented by 120 different nationalities.
9Self-knowledge. Whether you’re a school-leaver, a mature student, a UK citizen or an international student, we’re all on one journey. We all want to be the best we can.
10The sheer excitement of having your mind stretched and your eyes opened by studying for an academic degree. We’ll help you redefine your limits. How far can you go?
Learning by doing
The place to be
CAMPUSESin London Docklands and Stratford, close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
MINUTESby train from our campuses to central London - or nine minutes from Stratford by high-speed rail
Study at UEL and you’ll be living and learning in one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s a place that’s racing into the future but anchored in its past, with historic buildings and monuments and world-renowned museums and galleries around every corner.
It’s home to iconic sporting venues such as Wimbledon, the Olympic Park, Lord’s Cricket Ground and six Premier League football teams. It's a centre of commerce, with some of the world's most important financial hubs in the City of London and at Canary Wharf.
And It’s a city of rich cultural and entertainment choices, with acclaimed theatres and music venues, world-famous shopping districts and a bewildering choice of restaurants and cafés to suit every taste and pocket.
It’s a city that, quite simply, has it all.
Dynamic, vibrant, diverse, fast-changing... east London is all of these and more. From the vantage point of our Stratford campus, we saw our surroundings change before our eyes as the Olympic Park and adjacent Westfield Shopping Centre took shape.
That transformation is continuing at a bewildering pace. Investment is pouring in, while arts organisations and media giants are moving eastwards.
Whatever your interest – architecture, engineering, social work, psychology, business, education, the arts, health, law – east London will excite and fascinate you. It’s a living laboratory, right on your doorstep.
The University of East London is based in two superbly equipped campuses – one a spacious, waterfront complex in London's Docklands and the other in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and Westfield Shopping Centre. The Stratford campus dates back to the late Victorian era and includes our ultra-modern University Square Stratford building, which opened in 2013 at a cost of £33 million.
At both campuses you'll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and professional quality spaces such as our performing arts studios, world-class laboratories, outstanding libraries and our £21 million SportsDock complex. Our Docklands campus is home to a purpose-built student village with en-suite accommodation for 1,200 students.
The world is our classroom
20 places where our students studied in 2014