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Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

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How we can help

Are you thinking of coming to University, but are unsure of which programme to study or the entry requirements?

Our pre-entry Advice and Guidance team are here to help and support you through this process. Our qualified and friendly advisers are available to see you at University Square Stratford or at Barking Learning Centre.

Getting back into education

If you have been away from education for some time or lack formal or current qualifications (or if you gained your qualifications overseas and are not sure of the UK equivalency), there are routes available to help you achieve your goal.

UEL's New Beginnings

A part time short course that, once completed, allows you to progress on to many of our UEL undergraduate programmes. Designed for mature and non-traditional learners to study at university, and for people who have been out of education for some time.   

UEL's Introduction to Law Short Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the study of law. It will provide you with the academic skills needed to proceed to LLB (Law degrees).

Get into nursing

Get into Nursing is a free short course that will equip you with the skills that you need to progress onto the Foundation Degree (FdSc) Nursing Associate course at the University of East London. You will spend half a day per week developing your academic skills and two half days on placement in a hospital setting.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma

A qualification that prepares students for study at degree level. Over 1,100 courses are available in a range of subjects. Generally taught at further education colleges, these can be seen on the Access to Higher Education website.

Foundation courses

A four year degree option. Foundation students join the Level 0 programme for the first year of study towards a Bachelor's degree. UEL is proud to be one of a limited number of institutions that offer this route into Higher Education. Browse our range of foundation degrees for details. 

Explore our Bioscience and Health Foundation Pathways.

Get in touch

Our pre-entry Information, Advice and Guidance team are here to help and support you through this process.

•            Free impartial information, advice and guidance
•            Choose the best programme for your career aspirations
•            Get guidance on writing an effective personal statement
•            Speak with friendly and highly experienced advisors
•            Free 1-2-1 phone or email consultations

Book a free consultation with our qualified and friendly advisers.


If you have any questions about your options, whether starting university or what course is best for you, help is at hand. Contact our information advice and guidance team to discuss your options.