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Convocation 2021

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Welcome to the University of East London

Convocation, a virtually run event for new students starting in January, will be hosted by celebrity host and UEL alum Reece Parkinson. It will be available via the University website and will take place on 29 January between 3pm and 5pm.

Throughout the course of the event, you will find out what you need to know about university life, be able to ask questions and be introduced to some fantastic opportunities, ensuring you as new students get all the information you need to know to kickstart your university journey.

From 3-4pm, you can attend our virtual exhibition fair with lots of stalls in the community telling you of all the great opportunities.

From 4-5pm, you can watch Reece Parkinson, our celebrity host, who will interview key members of the University to get all the information you need to kickstart your University career. These will be available for 24 hours following the event.

Do not miss out on this great opportunityRegister for the event now

We are looking forward to meeting you. 

If you have any queries, please email the team at

About celebrity host Reece Parkinson

Reece Parkinson

Reece has honed his presenting skills at youth station Reprezent and through covering various daytime 1Xtra shows, Reece Parkinson is the host of the 1Xtra Talks show, airing Sunday nights 9 - 10pm.

Reece has also built a large YouTube following, and presented the popular spin off show BKChatXtra, part of the BKChatLDN franchise and DJ'd at major festivals such as Wireless, Reading & Leeds, Ibiza Rocks & Bestival in 2018. He is also an online social presenter for BBC Sport in Football, NBA & NFL content.

Reece studied BA (Hons) Media and Communications at the University of East London and graduated in 2015.

Friday, 29 January 2021