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We are the University of East London (UEL)

At the University of East London we prepare our students for the jobs of the future. We have been doing that for 125 years. Located in one of the world's most multi-cultural areas, the University's 18 thousand-plus students are a microcosm of this diversity, representing 134 different nationalities. With campuses in Stratford and Docklands, we are at the heart of the industrial and creative shift east, and a powerful global gateway.
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    Rising star of Higher Education

    We're the highest-ranked modern university in London for academic experience, student welfare, accommodation and facilities, and a 'rising star of higher education' (Times Higher Education 2018)

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    Happy students!

    We're ranked 2nd for 'overall satisfaction' of all modern universities in London (National Student Survey 2018)

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    Research excellence

    An impressive ninety-four percent of our research was rated ‘internationally recognised’ or higher in the latest Research Excellence Framework

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    Award-winning courses

    Our New Beginnings course won a prestigious Times HIgher Education award (THE, 2018) for widening participation and access to education

Our mission

The University of East London (UEL) is the careers-led university. All of our courses are designed by leading professionals and in partnership with employers.

Our mission is to prepare our students for the jobs of the future, and to produce world-leading research that impacts communities both locally and worldwide. We pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research. We have been doing this for over 125 years.

Careers catapult

We produce graduates who are leaders in spheres such as health, digital and AI, the creative industries, business and engineering.

At UEL, we work with leading global companies to ensure our curriculum is innovative, entrepreneurial and inspirational to anyone on their higher education journey. Our Centre for Student Success works closely with employers to provide up-to-date information about the skills and experience they're looking for, and many of our courses come with work experience built in. UEL's Career Coaching and professional mentoring scheme also ensures our students have the employability support they need - during study and after graduation.

Our curriculum includes 'mental wealth', to equip all UEL graduates with emotional, social and cultural intelligence, as well as the digital proficiency for successful Industry 4.0 careers. We are also the first higher education institution to ensure that these achievements are evidenced in a ‘career passport’, endorsed by employers and professionals who are internationally recognised.

East London

The University of East London is located in one of the world’s most multi-cultural and exciting areas. We are at the heart of the industrial and creative shift east, and a powerful global gateway.

Our riverside Docklands campus overlooks the Thames, in an area which is undergoing some of the most exciting regeneration in London and is known as a centre for water sports and activities. Our Stratford campus is in the heart of the East End, at the home of the 2012 Olympics.

We are in the creative and cultural core of London, yet also on the doorstep of Canary Wharf, one of the world’s great financial hubs. Our 18 thousand-plus students are a microcosm of this diversity, representing 134 different nationalities.

For more than 125 years we have been known as the people’s university, bringing our students and local community together. We are artists, innovators, inventors, technologists – everything that is east London.

Campus community

The University of East London provides one of the top campus experiences in London. We offer riverside accommodation with views of the Canary Wharf skyline and a friendly, close-knit residential community.

Our world-class sporting facilities hosted Team USA during the 2012 Olympics and our talented sports teams consistently win awards in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport). Our outstanding student support services are available to help with everything from wellbeing to financial aid, and our library is open 24/7. Our on-campus Knowledge Dock business incubation space also provides support for startup companies.

UEL is an extremely supportive community where everyone is encouraged to become leaders, contributors to society and innovators. 

"The facilities here at UEL are world-class. I spent a number of years training up in Loughborough as well and the facilities here, I believe, are even better. They're brilliant and the students are really lucky to have all of this available."
Adam Gemili, alumnus and gold medallist at London 2017 World Athletics Championships
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