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Courses for careers


#BeTheNext Success Story

Whether you have a career path in mind or want to keep your options open, we'll help you find opportunities to stand out and boost your employability. As the leading careers university, we know exactly how to give you a head start.

Read our success stories in Never Not East London.

Changing the future of education

Professional fitness and mental wealth

As the world changes, so must our approach to education. Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme is built into all our courses, giving students an holistic education that covers more than just textbook knowledge. We're preparing students for roles in new careers and emerging industries by giving them the broad skills they need to adapt and lead.

The programme covers three key areas:

  1. Individual intelligence - develop emotional, social, physical and cognitive intelligence to help you adapt.
  2. Digital proficiency - learn to use ICT effectively so you can keep up with a world that is dominated by new technology.
  3. Cultural intelligence - explore how to work effectively across cultures so you fit in wherever you work in the world.
More about mental wealth

What is a career passport?

The Career Passport provides proof of each skill that students have mastered as part of this programme. Some of these skills are validated externally by major corporations, such as Microsoft and Amazon. It goes above and beyond a traditional CV. It shows potential employers evidence of applied skills and competencies our students have perfected over the course of their degree.

We embrace entrepreneurs.

We support our students to start their own businesses with the Business Centre, our on-campus business incubation centre.

Connections across career zones

We want to help students change their lives and make a positive impact on the future world of work. Our impressive network spans the city - and the rest of the world.

Business, finance and entrepreneurship - developments in Docklands and Stratford, and global businesses in Canary Wharf.

Creative, media and entertainment - theatres and studios across London, BBC and other major media networks.

Digital, data, artificial intelligence - Ford, London City Airport and IT companies across the capital.

Health, sport and wellbeing - NHS trusts, Olympic Park and London Lions basketball.

Public service, justice and communities - Law courts, Met Police and thousands of schools across London.

We are proudly preparing our students for their future career by embedding unique and exciting professional fitness and mental wealth components in their programme of study. By doing this, we ensure that our students acquire the necessary skills to reach their potential and flourish in their career."

- Professor Marcia Wilson, former Dean of the Office for Institutional Equity

Improving the mental health of our community

Sport is great for your body – and brain

East London Sport is here to help you find exercise you enjoy and make friends at the same time - our staff and students benefit hugely from the amazing sports infrastructure we have at the University of East London, and we also make an impact on our local community through outreach, sports teams and fitness classes.

Winner of BUCs Most Improved University for Sports

We work closely with our key sport partners to deliver teaching and sporting activities in the area:

  • London Lions
  • West Ham
  • Essex County Cricket Club
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Want to play competitively?

We have 16 sports clubs who train at least once a week:

  • American Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball
  • Wheelchair Basketball
See sport facilities available

Your future starts here

Our Career Zone offers

  1. Academic support through drop-in sessions or one-to-one appointments with a tutor.
  2. Mentoring from an industry professional.
  3. Career coaching to help students prepare for interviews, stand out from the crowd, secure their dream role and more.
  4. Alumni advice, online job board and newsletter.

We pride ourselves on giving students a bright future

We offer unique teaching, careers support that's embedded into degrees, and an unrivalled location in the capital so that our community is in the right place to hear about opportunities, network with industry experts, and benefit from placements and site visits. That's why we call ourselves the careers-led university.

Career Zone

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