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Festive Celebration 2020

Aerial view of Docklands campus

Come and join us!

Join us for a festive celebration on 9 December. We will have a choir performance 5-6pm, a comedian 6-7pm and a quiz hosted by Soroptimist International East London at 7-8pm. Make sure to join us by clicking the links below.

Staff and students will be able to join the different sessions at their leisure, however it is important to note that these are going to be on first come first served basis due to limited capacity of Teams Meeting. 

As part of our festive celebration, we have also teamed up with amazing organisations:

Ambition, Aspire, Achieve logo

Ambition, Aspire, Achieve: the charity are still hoping to make a difference to children in Newham this year by taking their annual toy appeal virtually.  Their vision is ‘for all children and young people, regardless of background, ability or disability to reach their full potential, to build the esteem to have Ambition, the confidence to Aspire and the skills and self-belief to Achieve.’ 

If you wish to contribute or donate, please check the links below: 

Whitechapel Mission logo

Whitechapel Mission is an East London resource for all people who find themselves on the streets at any point in the year. UEL  donated 80 care packages last Christmas to the mission and we want to support again this year. They are holding their Winter Appeal online.


Soroptimist International of East London has been described as one of East London's "best-kept secrets"! We're a women's organisation committed to empowering women for positive change and sustainable development right here in East London and around the world. We do it through volunteering, advocacy and in partnership with other great organisations and Soroptimist clubs near and far. Our members come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and most live, work or have personal connections to East London. We're part of Soroptimist International a worldwide women's volunteer organisation with Soroptimist clubs in 121 countries around the world and consultative status at the United Nations.

If you'd like to learn more please click here.


MAN_AGE is a men’s mental health movement that challenges unnecessary societal pressures, creates a community of voices and combats isolation through publishing first-hand accounts, illustrations and photography. Through publishing medical advice, academic and solution-led self-help articles, MAN_AGE will reduce the time it takes to seek help, encourage and normalise male-to-male communication, and to prevent suicide. Founder James Firkins was a runner up at E-Factor and is a UEL Alumni.

PayPal donations can go to:

Stonewall Housing logo

The LGBTQ+ Staff Network have teamed up with Stonewall Housing who support in providing safe spaces and accommodation to prevent people living in fear who are LGBTQ+. Since the pandemic the charity have noticed an increase in students contacting them for support. A small donation alongside future fundraising can help support, especially this festive period.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020