At UEL, we pride ourselves on our growing global footprint and impact, along with our place at the beating heart of a vibrant and richly diverse local community. With civic engagement and widening participation informing how we reach out within east London, we take our responsibility for changing lives seriously, with drive, innovation and a clear sense of partnership.
Determined to address the challenges of an evolving higher education landscape, UEL is creating more focus, more direction and more professionalism around its offering to students and employees alike. We are increasingly investing in world class research and a modern campus that seeks to inspire and enable.
You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie, career choice and mobility. Your time at UEL will be characterised by support, empathy and an enthusiasm to be flexible around your personal and professional journey. You will find an institution led with passion, visibility and purpose, where your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to UEL’s future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever.
Induction is of crucial importance to UEL. It helps our new colleagues settle in and ‘feel at home’ – and means they are more likely to become effective and committed members of our team. All new staff joining us benefit from guidance, support and information, particularly in their first few weeks.
We ensure all line managers are aware of the importance of induction and are supported with a checklist of activities and events that should happen in the first six weeks of employment. All new staff should be assigned an experienced colleague on their first day, who can help them with the settling in process. In addition we run corporate induction sessions which are a great opportunity to learn more about our culture, vision and values and to network with other new colleagues from across UEL.
Facts and Figures
We employ over 1500 staff from 67 countries.
As Bronze Investors In People medallists we are in the top 20% of 15,314 organisations that take part.
UEL offers a range of benefits to support our staff, from financial to family to wellbeing and shopping discounts, UEL has a benefit to suit everyone.
Our personalised Staff Benefit Hub lists all the benefits UEL offers. As well as pension information, childcare vouchers and season ticket loans you’ll also find details of discounts for cinema tickets and grocery shopping among many other offers.
Our financial benefits help you plan for the future and also save money now. We offer highly competitive pension schemes, a tax free childcare voucher scheme and season ticket loans among many other financial benefits.
We know how important staff well-being is to the effective functioning of UEL and so we offer a range of support to promote this. From a dedicated Occupational Health team, to access to specialised medical advice, discounted gym memberships and confidential Employee Assistance Programme, we believe staff should have access to the help they need whatever their concerns.
Our commitment to staff development and the careers of all our staff is demonstrated with online annual staff development reviews, access to part time study at UEL and an extensive range of courses and events to enhance management, teaching and learning.
No matter how you travel to work, train, tube, bus, bike or car, we can help you save money. We offer season ticket loans on public transport, a cycle purchase scheme, car parking and UEL buses for inter-campus travel.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded into UEL's culture and values in a way that is distinct not only amongst universities, but amongst organisations in any sector. Our expectations and ambitions are high – we aspire to be known as the UK's most inclusive university, and to achieve sector-leading outcomes because of our inclusiveness.
This means creating a culture of belonging, where all staff are welcomed, supported to be their best at work. This is a journey as well as a destination, and every member of staff has a role to play in making it a reality.
Corporate Social Responsibility
UEL is committed to being a good neighbour, concerned for the community and the environment. We continually strive to improve our social and environmental performance, with the objective of ensuring that our activities contribute to the sustainable development of the communities in which we operate.
We promote environmental sustainability, student and staff volunteering, adding to the economic, social and cultural fabric of our local community, fairtrade, charitable and payroll giving and sustainable and ethical procurement.