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Where learning leaves the page

At UEL, we give you the opportunity to take your learning out of the classroom - in east London and further afield. 

'Learning by doing' is central to the way we teach. Whatever subject you choose to study, you'll be able to apply your developing knowledge and expertise to real-life community projects - either as a course module or through volunteering - here and abroad. 

Open Day

At UEL you'll learn from the best. Join us at our Open Day and meet our highly-experienced academic staff. 

Saturday 14 November, 10am-3pm

The world is our classroom

20 places where our students studied in 2014

  • 1) Los Angeles, USA

    An urban dance undergraduate interviewed Hip Hop artists as part of the primary research for his dissertation.

  • 2) Missouri, USA

    Students explored the role of bias in the recruitment and selection of students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

  • 3) New Orleans, USA

    An architecture student explored how the city was being rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina.

  • 4) Huanchaco, Peru

    Two of our students spent time working with a children’s aimed at increasing access to education.

  • 5) Rio di Janeiro, Brazil

    A group of students coached street children in the city’s favelas, conducting primary research.

  • 6) Almeria, Spain

    Focusing on the business of eco-tourism and sustainable living, our students worked on a project on a small citrus fruit and olive farm.

  • 7) Barcelona, Spain

    Arts and Digital Industries students investigated traditional printing practices and digital methods.

  • 8) Amsterdam, Holland

    A group of undergraduates presented at a conference on positive psychology.

  • 9) Helsinki, Finland

    Photography undergraduates took part in an exchange visit, undertaking a photographic study of water and icescapes.

  • 10) Kampala, Uganda

    A student researched sustainable energy sources and the role of women.

  • 11) Ankober, Ethiopia

    Students worked on four projects aimed at improving the lives of people in one of Ethiopia’s poorest communities.

  • 12) Manama, Bahrain

    Working with Bahraini students and a local bank, a group of UEL students helped to develop a home-cooking business for low-income women.

  • 13) Dubai, UAE

    Undergraduate students looked at the workings of Shariah-based retail banking to evaluate the impact and development of similar banking models in London.

  • 14) Mumbai, India

    A group of UEL students worked on improving the supply chain of the company Vasan Eye Care.

  • 15) Colombo, Sri Lanka

    An undergraduate shadowed psychologists on field visits and volunteered in a psychiatric health centre.

  • 16) Bangkok, Thailand

    Our students advise the newly constituted Royal Thai Civil Service trade union and the Royal Thai Government on procedures for consultation and collective bargaining.

  • 17) Chang Mai, Thailand

    A group of students undertook professional internships, gaining real medical experience by observing practitioners in action.

  • 18) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Sports Scholars volunteered on a project helping street children.

  • 19) Shanghai, China

    A group of students visited China Normal University to learn about cultural differences and gender development.

  • 20) Tokyo, Japan

    Arts and Digital Industries students completed their finals project, looking at photography and sketches.