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Benefits and Discounts

The Alumni Advancement Office puts together a range of fantastic benefits and discounts that are popular with our Alumni Network. 

UEL Benefits

UEL offers a number of great benefits to its graduates.  Take a look and see which ones are best for you! 

Award Summary
If you graduated from UEL you will be eligible for a postgraduate course discount. If you progress directly with no gap year will receive a 15% discount, otherwise you will receive a 10% discount.

Eligibility Summary
You should previously have been awarded an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree, professional doctorate or a postgraduate research degree from UEL or one of its predecessor institutions, such as the Polytechnic of East London.
You cannot apply for the alumni discount if your course involves distance learning or if you are studying towards a post-compulsory education and training (PCET) course or any short course or courses worth less than 120 credits.
For more details see our full terms and conditions.

How do I apply?
There is no application necessary. The Alumni discount will be deducted from your tuition fees after any other scholarships, and before any early payment discount is applied. It can also be used alongside other scholarships and funding.

Further Information
For further information and advice on this award please contact our Applicant Enquiries at or call +44 (0)20 8223 3333 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

For a one-off payment of £15 you can purchase the Alumni Network Passport card

The Alumni Network Passport swipe card offers the following benefits:

  • ‘Reader’ access to UEL’s libraries, as well as the use of the USS quiet study area (Note: this does not include the use of IT facilities or access to dissertations/theses, room bookings, and short loan items. An additional annual fee of £50 must be paid to UEL Library & Learning Services if you wish to borrow books from the libraries). Alumni passport card holders are also able to access WiFi via the Cloud on their own computers/laptops/phones etc. However, you are unable to log on to the computers on-site.
  • Discounted SportsDock membership rates. Just take your card with you to the SportsDock when opening your new membership and you will receive the discount. (Prices subject to change.
  • 25% off conferencing rates and room hire. When making your booking with the conferencing team mention you are an Alumni Passport card holder. The conferencing team will verify this with us on your first booking, allowing you to receive 25% off all future bookings! For more information on conferencing facilities at UEL please contact the events team on
  • Access to the Students’ Union bars.
  • Access to the multi-faith prayer room at Docklands campus.


The alumni team are now using the online E-store service to make it easier and simpler for you to obtain an alumni passport card. Not only can you now make your payment online but you can also complete your application form as well, and then you just need to visit either our Docklands or Stratford receptions with your receipt to get your ID card printed.

By using this new system we hope to save you time and it means having made the payment and completed the form in advance you can just pop down and collect your card at between 8am and 7.45pm at our Docklands Campus and 10am to 4pm at our Stratford Campus, Monday to Friday*.

We hope you will enjoy the new service created for you. Please see the link below to make the payment and complete the form for the alumni passport card.

*Please note that times may vary outside of term time, to check opening hours before visiting you can call the customer services phone line on 020 8223 2000 and select option 4.


The UEL Alumni Network reserves the right to make changes to the criteria for and benefits of membership at any time. The UEL Alumni Network reserves the right to deny access to UEL and its facilities to an individual if they are a debtor if they have been excluded from UEL, or for any other reason which comprises our health and safety policy. Membership is non-refundable.

UEL Data Protection Statement

Your data will be used for a full range of alumni activities, including the sending of University publications, the promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, notification of alumni events and of programmes involving our academic schools and administrative services. It may also be used to provide you with information about further opportunities for study, activities and events that we feel may be of interest to you. We will only use it for the University of East London’s own purposes, to inform you about its products and services, in accordance with our Data Protection Policy and will not pass it to any third party, except where reputable contractors are used by the University to assist with particular alumni-related projects. Data may also be used in fundraising programmes which might include an element of direct marketing.

Data Protection Act 1998

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to object to the use of your data for such purposes. Please indicate below if you agree to your data being transferred to our Alumni Network. Please also note that under the terms of the Act you may withdraw your consent to us using your data in this way at any future point. If you agree to become a member of the UEL Alumni Network now but change your mind at a later date please email: asking for your record to be amended accordingly.

The Alumni Office can offer assistance to former students and staff wishing to get in touch with their classmates, colleagues or school staff. All you need to do is complete an Alumni Network application form (if you are not already a member) and email it together with the name of the person you would like to contact, their course of study and year of graduation, and any message to

In accordance with UK Data Protection legislation, we are unable to reveal any personal details to others, but if we possess a valid address, we will then forward your contact details to the last known address we have for your friend.

We work in partnership with First Class Honours to provide our alumni with high quality alumni merchandise. From mugs to jackets there is something for everyone. To purchase items please visit the First Class Honours UEL Alumni shop.

The Alumni team runs around 15 events each year in the UK and overseas. Events normally run between September and July each year, so make sure you keep checking the News & Events page to find an event that interests you.

You are entitled to receive a copy of our annual magazine for alumni, Now & Then, featuring all the latest news from UEL as well as interesting alumni profiles and details of events. We also publish 12 e-newsletters a year. To read past editions visit our Publications page.

The Alumni team runs around 12 webinars each year, on a number of topics from careers skills to wellbeing.

Partner Offers

The Alumni Office works with a number of external partners to offer a number of added partner benefits, just for you!

Subscribe to The Economist and save 10% as a graduate of the University of East London

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Many people think The Economist is only about economics. It’s not. It’s about pretty much everything. From politics to business and finance, from science and technology to the arts – The Economist brings its readers clear analysis of the issues that lie behind each week’s global news stories.

As an alumni of the University of East London, benefit from a 10% discount on standard subscription rates.

Book Learn Pass is a website designed to help you learn to drive, study for your driving theory test and book driving lessons in your local area. Whether you are a novice driver getting behind the wheel for the first time, or a partly qualified driver looking for a few extra lessons before a driving test, Book Learn Pass can create the right driving course for you. We have fully qualified driving instructors operating throughout the UK and we'll ensure you are fully trained and ready to pass your driving test in a short period of time.

UEL alumni can enjoy 10% off the cost of driving lessons when they use the discount code UELALUMNI10 at signup


Award winning mobile phone insurers Insurance2go are offering 10% off the final cost to UEL (no expiration). Insurance2go provide great value insurance
for mobile phones, Laptops, Tablets, Business Mobile Phones and Smartphones -including a policy designed just for iPhone 7! Contact the Alumni Team for your unique code.

Extra 10% Discount at Big Yellow Self Storage

Maybe you’re moving home and don’t have room for all your things, or perhaps you’ve just had a baby and your spare room is no longer spare. You may be redecorating your house but don’t want to redecorate your furniture. Whatever the reason, you can get some space with Big Yellow.

To find your nearest store, choose the best space for your belongings, get a quote and reserve your room:

Visit the Big Yellow website –;
Call Big Yellow on 0800 783 4949; or
Visit your local store – see Big Yellow Stores for locations and opening times
To receive a 10% discount off the cost of storage for the length of your stay – in addition to any other current offer – simply enter the code ‘ALUMNIBY’ when you get an online quote, or when reserving your room in store.

This offer is for storage only and is not transferable, cannot be exchanged for cash and is subject to room availability. Big Yellow’s standard storage agreements apply. See for details.

Handy Moves

Handy Moves is a London-based international company which offers a wide range of services, including packing, unpacking, loading, hauling, selling packing supplies and storage. The company operates within the UK and throughout all European Union countries. It was founded more than 15 years ago by a group of professional movers.

Handy Moves handles small-scale domestic removals and large-scale office removals for corporate clients. All trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure the fastest and most efficient route for delivery.

Handy Moves offers a 10% discount when quoting: AFUEL 10. Offer is valid Sunday through to Thursday, and is applicable for UK removals only.

Phone number:08000 380 390


Safestore is offering University students, staff, and alumni 50% off storage for up to 8 weeks, plus 25% off boxes and packaging.
Safestore has over 100 centres across the country and the offer is available at all of them.

The discount is available for up to 8 weeks – with no minimum stay. To take advantage of the offer, simply present your University Card when visiting a store.
For further information, visit, email or phone 0800 444 800."

Anglian Home Improvements

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Anglian Home Improvements are offering £150 off their range of energy efficient windows. The offer can be redeemed against any full price product (not in conjunction with other offers, offer redeemable for homeowners only).

To see Anglian Home showrooms in your area, visit
In order to obtain the discount please email to receive a downloadable voucher.

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loveit coverit have been providing comprehensive and affordable gadget cover for over 30 years, helping over 1 million customers get cover for the devices they love.

We’re offering UEL Alumni a 10% discount on any mobile phone insurance policy, regardless of handset or model. Just use the offer code ‘Love10’ at checkout to claim your discount.



Prestige offers an extensive range of cookware, electricals, pressure cookers, tools, gadgets, and bakeware.

There is a 15% discount available across the whole site for University of East London alumni which can be claimed by using the code UNI15P at checkout.

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Circulon offers a range of quality non-stick cookware with a lifetime guarantee.

There is a 15% discount available across the whole site for University of East London alumni which can be claimed by using the code UNI15C at checkout.

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5% of Crafty Arts

Crafty Arts are delighted to offer University of East London Alumni 5% off all products. To access this offer, simply enter CRAFTYARTSUEL at the checkout.

Here's some accompanying copy: Established in 1991, Crafty Arts has grown into a highly reputable, award winning, friendly family-run business. Providing quality products for Professional artists and budding enthusiasts.

To take a look around visit the Crafty Arts website.

20% off TOAD®

TOAD® specialize in producing bespoke diary and notebook products via their website. TOAD® products are fully customisable including format, duration, start-date, cover and cover personalisation. They are offering 20% off all of their store products to UEL Alumni.

TOAD® Diaries have a huge advantage over the high-street options, which are of course limited by the calendar year. Due to their Date-Flexibility, a TOAD® Diary can be tailored to suit the owner’s lifestyle.

To receive this discount simply visit and enter the code UELALUM20 at checkout.

10% off Personalised baby gifts

Personalised Baby are offering 10% off their entire range of personalised baby gifts, with gifts for newborns, christenings and baby showers. With a wide range of baby gifts, including over 75 blanket designs, teddies, rag dolls, comforters and clothing, Personalised Baby are a one stop shop for your baby gift needs.

To receive this discount, simply visit and enter the code ALUMUEL at the checkout.

10% off Dom and Geri

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Dom and Geri are an online retailer, who specialise in matching personalised cards, wrapping paper and banners for every conceivable occasion. See the card, gift wrap or banner change in front of your eyes on screen when you upload a photo or add your own special message.

Designs are unique to our site and cannot be found anywhere else. Order before 2pm and we will send your product the same day! You will receive 15% off the value of your products when the voucher code UELUNI15 is entered at the basket page. Please make sure you click update basket before proceeding with your payment.

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5% Discount Click Souvenirs

Souvenirs online with lower prices than the high street shops
Souvenirs online with lower prices than the high street shops
Click Souvenirs is the largest London souvenir shop online with lower prices than the high street shops. In addition to special offers on a large variety of gifts, they are offering the University of East London a 5% discount on all purchases over £5. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit their website, add your desired items to the basket and enter the promo code UEL5 at the checkout.

Visit the Click Souvenirs website -
Enter the promocode UEL5 at the checkout

15% Blurb Photo Books

Blurb creative publishers for photo books

Blurb are creative publishers for photo books, and other book categories, such as business, marketing books or self-published novels. It’s a company and a community passionate about books, and the joy books bring. Blurb are offering the alumni of the University of East London a 15% discount off photo books. Simply enter the code UNIUEL at the checkout stage of creating your very own photo book.

Take a look at the Blurb photo book page to discover what you can create:

Save 10% on ferry travel with DFDS
DFDS Seaways are offering a 10% discount on ferry travel for alumni of UEL on crossings from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Dover to Calais or Dover to Dunkirk.

DFDS Seaways, winners of the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the World Travel Awards for the fourth year running, were established in 1886 and are one of the world’s leading providers of ferry travel.

For the Newcastle to Amsterdam route simply visit our dedicated discount page and the 10% reduction will be automatically applied to your booking.

For Dover to Calais or Dunkirk routes visit the above page and use the discount code ESTUD10 when booking your trip.

Live like a local with Wimdu

"Live like a local with Wimdu - Wimdu have over 300,000 holiday properties available worldwide, suitable for all budgets. UEL alumni can get £25 off any booking of £80 or more by emailing and quoting UELALUMNI."

10% off all Car Hires

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Sixt rent a car are an international car rental company offering services in 4,000 locations across 105 countries including 150 branches within the UK with car hire locations at most major airports including London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester. They offer a wide range of car models from a small economy cars to a large family saloon or 7 Seater People Carrier as well as van hire.

So, if you’re going away for a sunny break or looking for a van for a house move, they have the solution. Find out more

Humboldt 1
Humboldt 1 is an Exclusive Luxury hotel in the heart of Cologne
Humboldt 1 is an Exclusive Luxury hotel in the heart of Cologne
We are pleased to announce a partnership with the Humboldt 1 in Cologne, Germany.

The Humboldt 1 is an Exclusive Luxury hotel in the heart of Cologne. All UEL Alumni are entitled to a 20% discount when making a booking at the hotel, just mention that you are a member of the UEL Alumni Network when booking!

10% new car discount - Car leasing made simple™

We are delighted to offer members of the UEL Alumni Network a 10% discount off initial rental when leasing a new car.

We have an extremely wide range of cars to choose from, catering for all budgets and tastes. Visit Car leasing made simple™ website to browse the latest and most desirable models.

As we offer both contract hire and personal car leasing you can choose one of our amazing lease deal best suited to your needs.

Call 0800 458 0113 and quote discount code S27 to take advantage of this special offer.

Up to 20% off Airport Parking
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SkyParkSecure provide airport parking at all the major UK airports. We constantly check prices to bring our customers the most up to date prices available. SkyParkSecure is offering Alumni up to 20% off airport parking through the following page.

Save 10% at
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At we are delighted to offer the University of East London's alumni 10% discount on our entire range of airport hotel and parking products.

Why endure a hectic start to your holiday with a day of relentless travelling, when you can put yourself up in one of our many UK airport hotels the night before you fly. Book a room with or without parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted or any other major UK airport.

Visit their website to take advantage of this amazing offer.

10% off bookings through
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HotelClub is a global online accommodation community for travellers in the know. Our valued members receive Club Benefits every time they book with us, including free extras when they stay and up to 7% Member Rewards back on bookings.

HotelClub are offering UEL alumni 10% off any booking made through To claim the discount, simply email to request the discount code. (Some exclusions may apply.)

10% off Hostels in Central London
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Clink Hostels provides affordable accommodation in Central London with its two unique hostels; Clink78 is a beautifully renovated courthouse with original cells and courtroom, while Clink261 offers a cosy, intimate British feel for guests.

Alumni members from the University of East London can now get 10% off their booking at either hostel. To claim the offer, simply call the team at Clink Hostels on +44 (0)20 7183 9400 and quote the discount code “East-Alumni-Ten” before booking. For more information about the hostels and available rooms, visit their website.


Parkat are offering the University of East London's alumni members a special discount on select Parkat airport parking services across the UK.

Parkat has exclusive access to pricing and availability which allows us to compare thousands of car park spaces across the top UK airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted which allows you to find the cheapest possible car parking space at your chosen airport.

We don't just compare the price, we also include useful information such as the car park site security facilities and transfer times to and from the airport.

Please visit their website to search for car parking and email with your chosen supplier.

Save 10% on holiday properties with cottages4you

UEL Alumni Network members are now able to save money with cottages4you, which offers a superb collection of thousands of holiday properties throughout the UK, Ireland, France and Italy – from rural cottages to beachside villas, and rustic farmhouses to modern apartments. Whatever kind of holiday you're looking for, you can find the perfect place to stay with cottages4you.

Cottages4you has properties to suit everyone – cosy cottages suitable for two people through to spectacular large houses and complexes for more than thirty people.

To search for properties, check availability, view images, watch virtual tours and book securely online, please visit


Uni Baggage is a low cost luggage shipping service, helping students, business users, holiday makers and expats transport their belongings. Uni Baggage is offering an exclusive 10% discount on all luggage shipping services to University of East London Alumni. This discount can be redeemed by booking using the following link:

SNO Holidays are offering alumni of UEL a 5% discount on the brochure price of ski and summer holidays

Winner of the World Snow Awards, they have a million ski and snowboard holidays online, plus summer destinations including Lake Garda, Montreux and the French and Austrian Alps.

Have a look at their website.

Or call their travel experts: 020 8133 8899.


UEL has partnered with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to our alumni community. Simply search the website for your favourite destinations – whether business or leisure – and you'll save up to 55% over other online travel agencies. Contact for login details.


myDriver offers an alternative to a regular taxi service in many cities worldwide. Specialising in airport transfers, myDriver will get you from the airport to your hotel or apartment in a luxury car for prices comparable to a normal taxi fare. To benefit from an exclusive offer for UEL alumni simply enter the promo code ‘UEL10’ in the final booking stage.

You can read about and book the myDriver service in London, or visit the city page to see a list of cities where myDriver is bookable.

Prime Office Space

£50 Amazon gift voucher when you sign up for 3 or more months office space rental.

Prime Office Space provides a no fee, no obligation service helping companies to find shared, temporary, flexible and serviced office space throughout the UK. Our consultants work closely with you to find you the right space at the right price.

Visit for full details.

‌10% off all CPD courses‌

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Future Fit Training offer training courses for people looking to advance their knowledge and skills in health and fitness.

Our CPD courses have no entry requirements. Get 10% off all our CPD courses with code FFALUMNI10, call and quote the code to get your discount

The number to call to get the discount is 0800 458 1388 or 01329 829 444

Future Fit will also be hosting a number of FREE taster days at the UEL Sports Dock throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a personal trainer these open days are a great opportunity to see what it entails to qualify as a PT and run your own personal training business.

Bloomberg Assessment Test

Interested in a Career in Finance?

Bloomberg Institute is helping alumni of the University of East London to prepare for a successful career in Finance with the Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT).

Bloomberg Institute invites alumni of the University of East London to a FREE BAT test session at our Bloomberg office in London. By taking the BAT you gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses as relative to a career in finance while at the same time showcasing your abilities to a wide range of financial employers.

After taking the BAT your profile will be entered into the Bloomberg Institute Talent Search, a tool that employers are using to find top new talent for financial employment opportunities. The BAT is a completely anonymous way to test your career skills and receive valuable feedback regarding your employability while at the same time gaining access to great career opportunities with absolutely no downside. To get your profile into the Talent Search go to and register for an upcoming BAT test session.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to:

* Identify your personal strengths to promote to employers in interviews

* Gain valuable feedback as relative to a career in finance

* Get contacted for full-time and internship opportunities

* Promote yourself to employers worldwide

* Gain insight into different roles in finance

* Enhance your CV

To register for one of the upcoming BAT sessions at our Bloomberg London office go to and click on "Find a BAT session near you".

Discount Online Legal Services from Nelsons Solicitors

Nelsons Solicitors is delighted to offer members of the UEL Alumni Network a 10% discount on all of the online legal services which are available at

With more than 200 online documents, can help you deal with a wide variety of legal issues, from making a will or getting divorced, right through to business matters such as setting up new employment contracts or business trading agreements.

The firm is currently running a special introductory offer for online Wills. Starting from just £49this cost includes the Will being reviewed and checked by a Nelsons’ lawyer. Visit today to find out more.

For all online documents the process is simple:

Browse the website and select the service you are interested in.
Try the service out by answering the straightforward questionnaire, and watch as the first draft of your document appears on-screen.
If you like what you see, pay a fixed fee to buy the document.
For any service that features legal review, you can submit the document to us through the system and our lawyers will make sure your document is checked and amended if necessary.
Securely receive your document back online, ready for printing and with full instructions for signing if required. gives you the ability to access legal support anywhere and at any time, night or day. To claim your 10% discount simply enter the voucher code UEL0109 at the basket stage of any transaction.

If you have any questions or queries before making a purchase, please email or call 0800 0241 977.

The Gourmet Society

Free Dining Card - Get up to 50% off meals

Enjoy huge restaurant savings at over 6,000 restaurants throughout the UK and Ireland with a 2-month trial membership to the Gourmet Society.

Dine out for less at some of the country's best-loved restaurants, from popular names including Prezzo, La Tasca and Loch Fyne, to award-winning venues and great local independents. Whatever you fancy, there's something to suit every taste and pocket.

Here’s how it works -

JOIN the Gourmet Society to receive your dining card and 350-page restaurant guide.

CHOOSE where you want to dine using your guide, our mobile app, or website.

ENJOY your meal, present your card, and receive your discount. It couldn’t be simpler!

Claim your FREE 2 month trial dining card now and start saving today.


Offers and availability may vary. Restrictions may apply. Participating restaurants subject to change. A valid credit/debit card is required to register for your free trial. There is a non-refundable charge of 49p towards postage. Membership is free for the first 2 months - you can return your card at any time during the free period and won’t be charged. If you keep your card after the free period, you will become a full member and be charged the specially reduced rate of £39.95 for annual membership. For full terms and conditions visit

Treat yourself or a loved one to this great Gourmet gift!

The Gourmet Society Dining Card makes a fantastic gift for friends and family, and Alumni can now get one at an exclusive discounted rate.

The Dining Card entitles holders to 2-for-1 meals or 25% off their bill in 3,000+ restaurants nationwide. There’s a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, including Michelin-starred establishments, everyday family favourites and big names like Café Rouge, Prezzo, Loch Fyne and The Living Room. There really is something for everyone!

Annual subscription to the Gourmet Society costs over £50.00 on the high street, but Alumni can order a 14 month membership for just £27.95! And if you’re buying it as a gift, why not have it gift wrapped for just £2.99?

To redeem this offer simply visit and click JOIN NOW using promotional code: UEL. Alternatively you can join by 'phone on 0800 043 1978 quoting the same code

Discounted Membership of the Royal Commonwealth Society at the Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club is a modern, vibrant and welcoming club situated in the heart of central London, and its members are able to take advantage of an outstanding range of facilities and events. For example, members are able to meet friends and colleagues at lunch or after work in the Members Lounge, eat at its excellent restaurant (a three course meal for just £21.50) and make valuable new personal and professional connections at its regular events. Members may also benefit from the Club’s reciprocal arrangements with 100 clubs worldwide, and enjoy discounted rates from Fitness First and Virgin Active. For a full list of benefits see

Discounted membership rates for UEL alumni:

Under 25s – No joining fee (usually £200) and just £75 a year
Over 25s – No joining fee (usually £200) and just £230 a year (usually £290)

Please note that it is also possible to pay your membership fee by smaller regular instalments.

To find out more visit