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The Schools & Colleges team, work with our academic colleagues to deliver subject workshops to enhance and inspire your post 16 students’ futures and their next steps into higher education at the University of East London. 

Our interactive subject workshops offer tasters of the subjects at the University of East London, course and module information and what it’s like to study at UEL. As a Careers led university, we are connected with industries to support the future jobs and provide the skills required beyond a degree for a successful career! All our workshops are currently delivered online and will be available to be delivered at your Sixth Form School or College at some point in the future. 

You can request your subject workshop and we’ll be in touch to arrange.

Please note we’ll do our best to fulfill your request, although due to high demand we may have to find an alternative day to schedule your workshop. 


In this session , students will have the opportunity to gain an insider look into the 3 courses within the fashion cluster (Textile, Design and Marketing) at UEL which, combined together, make up a successful fashion business.

Students will join us on a creative tour as we develop textile concepts in our print workshops, then move forward to using our developed textiles to create draped garment shapes and silhouettes on the mannequin. Finally, they will be able to engage with us on developing a fashion marketing shoot using styling techniques and props to create a campaign to distribute via social media.

Courses: Fashion Design BA, Fashion Culture and Business BA, Fashion Journalism BA, Fashion Marketing BA, Fashion Product Management and Innovation BA, Fashion Studies Top Up BA, Sustainable Fashion and Management BA, Textile Design BA 
What’s in a #hashtag? If you had a #hashtag, what would it be? This workshop will expand student’s knowledge of the humble hashtag. They will learn new ways to express themselves through hashtags and get their message across. Are you ready to empower yourself and connect experiences across your platforms?

Courses: Creative and Professional Writing BA, Creative Enterprise Top-up BA, Film BA, Journalism BA, Media and Communication BA, Media and Immersive Production BA, Media Production BA, Music Journalism BA, Sports Journalism BA
This workshop will reference to the work of contemporary Spoken Word artists George the Poet, Kae Tempest and Deanna Rodger and will explore the title ‘Connection/Distance’ by dipping into a ‘word bank’ that we’ll create using resources found immediately around us. We’ll dive into our phones, wallets, bags and pockets to create short Spoken Word performances that examine the question, ‘How are we both closer connected and disconnected in our current Covid climate?’ 

Courses: Dance: Urban Practice BA, Drama Applied Theatre and Performance BA, Music Performance and Production BA, Music Technology and Production BA, Performing Arts BA, Sound and Music for Games BA, Sound and Music for Media BA, Sound and Music for Theatre BA
Are you interested in animation and making games? In this rapid interactive taster session, you will customise or create 3D objects and apply basic animation. After that, we will transfer your creations into a video game environment, and they will design the game by determining its rules. Book this workshop to experience a taste of the gaming and animation industries!

Courses: Animation BA, Animation and Illustration BA, Computer Game Development BSc, Computer Games Design: Story Development BSc
Would you like support for your students in putting a portfolio together? UEL’s creative industries portfolio workshop would be perfect! Delivered by our expert Visual Arts academics, this session supports students with understanding the fundamentals of professional portfolios in their UAL Foundation courses, university applications and as practicing artists in the creative industries.
This collaborative series offers your students the opportunity to engage with current university students and expert UEL academics to reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on their creative output. Your students will gain invaluable experience in composing and presenting their ideas on key themes within Visual Arts in a fun and informal environment.


In this session, students will get an exciting introduction to our Public Health degree programmes, showing them how it can kick start their career trajectory.  They will think through some of the key health challenges facing us today with expert academics - from the pandemic of COVID-19 to the ongoing epidemics of food insecurity, diabetes, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases. We will explore what's really causing these diseases and their spread, why they are public health challenges, and how we can work to overcome them. It will be an exciting session to get inspired and be motivated about their futures in Public Health.

Courses: Physiotherapy BSc; Podiatry BSc; Public Health BSc
During these unprecedented times where a virus is causing disruption and sadly deaths, it has become even more evident that biomedical scientists play an important role in society. During this interactive session we will ‘transport’ students to our labs and show them the kind of techniques and experiments that they would carry out during their studies and that will lead to their qualification as biomedical scientist which is a gateway for multiple professions. In the session, we will challenge you to use data from patients to determine the causative agent of an ‘outbreak’ and we will discuss together your conclusions from the findings.

Courses: Biochemistry and Biotechnology BSc; Biomedical Science BSc; Chemistry BSc; Medical Physiology BSc; Pharmaceutical Science BSc; Pharmacology BSc 
Students will take part in an interactive session to learn more about teaching with the sport and exercise sciences. The session will focus on students identifying the key skills required in a range of different sports. Students will then work in groups to design activities which could be used to help develop these key sporting skills.

Courses: Community Sports Management (in partnership with West Ham United Foundation) FdSc; Sport and Exercise Science BSc ; Sport Physical Education and Development BSc ; Sports Coaching and Performance (in partnership with West Ham United Foundation) BSc; Sports Journalism BA *; Sports Therapy BSc 


Join us to explore how we investigate what makes us who we are, and how we can apply this understanding to impact our world.  Students are invited to take part in an interactive taster workshop to discover what a degree in Psychology involves and where it can them. This year, our lecturers will introduce you to our BSc courses in Psychology, Child Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical and Community Psychology and Counselling as well as our upcoming BSc courses in Environmental Psychology, Cyberpsychology and Psychology with Positive Education. Come and find out more how you can make a difference with UEL.
The Forensic Psychology programme at UEL covers a broad scope of interesting areas that relate to criminal behaviour, the Criminal Justice System and the legal processes within this. We offer an innovative programme which covers contemporary areas, including Honour killings, trauma and restorative justice. We have also tailored the programme for individuals who may pursue a career in forensic practice and engage with practitioner resilience, alongside ethical issues within the field. We use a range of interesting teaching practices, including online and in-person debate, case studies and examples of miscarriages of justice, to engage with challenges in the field.

Courses: Child Psychology BSc; Clinical and Community Psychology BSc; Criminology and Psychology BA; Forensic Psychology BSc; Psychology BSc *; Psychology BSc (Distance Learning)


This multiplatform workshop begins with a 360 degree overview of the Architecture and Design Cluster courses at UEL, how our students learn, course structure, and facilities. Students will then get an opportunity to explore different pathways, including: Architecture, Architectural Design Technology, Interior design and Product design. Our academics will showcase of a variety of students’ projects and videos from current and graduated students describing the design process they followed to develop their project work.

Courses: Architectural Design Technology (Accredited by CIAT) BSc ; Architecture BSc ; Interior and Spatial Design BA; Interior Design BA

In our session we will see how Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Big Data work together to shape the world around us.  Through an exciting computing lab, guided by our expert academics, students will get a sense of how each of these technologies has an impact on our daily lives and as our cities become more connected these technologies become more relevant.

Courses: Applied Computing (Top Up) BSc; Cloud Computing BSc; Computer Science BSc; Computer Science with Education and QTS BSc; Computing for Business BSc; Cyber Security Networks BSc; Data Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc
Students will embark in this workshop from an ex-Airbus employee, now a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, about the revolutionary materials technology used in today’ commercial aeroplanes and how that is embedded in our engineering courses at the University of East London. The interactive taster session will also test your students existing knowledge (regarding aircraft materials). 

Courses: Biomedical Engineering BEng; Civil Engineering BSc; Civil Engineering BEng; Civil Engineering (Integrated Masters) MEng; Design Engineering BEng ; Engineering Management BEng ; General Engineering BEng ; Mechanical Engineering BEng ; Mechanical Engineering (Integrated Masters) MEng; Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering BEng; Mechatronics Engineering BEng; Product Design Engineering BEng; Railway Engineering BEng


In this interactive session students will be, in the setting of a 'virtual' court room, they will be introduced to some of the fundamental concepts of the English Legal System, including the Rule of Law, Separation of Powers and Parliamentary Supremacy.  Book this session to inspire your students careers and to hear an overview of the Law courses available at UEL.

Courses: Business Law LLB; Criminology and Criminal Justice BA; Criminology and Criminal Justice with pathway in Cyber Criminology BA; Criminology and Law BA; Criminology and Psychology BA; Law LLB; Law Short Course; Law with Criminology LLB; Law with International Relations LLB; Sociology with Criminology BA; Professional Policing BSc