Flagship areas of teaching and research:
- Health and wellbeing
- Creative and digital innovations
- Tourism, hospitality and events management
- Built environment
- Migration and refugees
- Neonatal and early childhood studies
- Terrorism and counter-terrorism
- Cyber security
- Disability and learning innovation
- Media policy
- Disaster relief
- Positive psychology
We have a media and PR team which deals with enquiries from the press and broadcast media. The team looks after our three Colleges as well as our research institutes and centres.
For general media enquiries (including filming requests and to arrange an interview with an expert):
- Phone: 020 8223 2911
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet to @uel_news
College of Arts, Technology and Innovation
Media contact: Kiera Hay
Phone: 020 8223 2701
Mobile: 07894 800512
College of Professional Services
Media contact: Dan Blackman
Phone: 020 8223 2498
Mobile: 07702 339206
College of Applied Health and Communities
Media contact: Lee Pinkerton
Phone: 020 8223 2512
Mobile: 07702 339203
UEL at a glance
The University of East London (often abbreviated to UEL) is an open and inclusive university that is transforming people's lives by developing their skills and unlocking their potential.
The University's 17,000 students are drawn from 135 different nationalities. It occupies two campuses in east London – one in the Royal Docks area and one in Stratford – the host town of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.
UEL’s heritage as an educational institution dates back to the 19th century. It began life as the West Ham Technical Institute in 1898 and has remained an 'anchor institution' for the east London community, providing educational and employment opportunities.
The University is committed to community engagement and to improving social mobility by widening access to higher education. More than 50 per cent of our students are mature at the point of entry and almost two-thirds are from BAME backgrounds.
UEL offers more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a broad range of research opportunities through its three Colleges: the College of Arts, Technology and Innovation; the College of Professional Services; and the College of .Applied Health and Communities.
UEL is one of the country’s leading modern universities for research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (a national peer review of higher education research), 94 per cent of the University’s research was officially classified as at ‘internationally recognised’ or better. Of this, 62 per cent was rated ‘internationally excellent’ or better and 17 per cent was judged to be ‘world-leading’.
In the 2018 National Student Survey, UEL rose 23 places in the national league table for overall student satisfaction and now sits in the top third of the table. Its score of 85 per cent 'overall satisfaction' was the highest rating of any modern university in London. UEL has risen 102 places in the league table in the last three years.
The UEL Vice-Chancellor is Professor Amanda Broderick. Geoff Thompson MBE chairs the UEL Board of Governors.
Prominent alumni include Imran Khan (the solicitor of the Stephen Lawrence family), MPs Dr Rupa Huq, Kate Osamor and Preet Kaur Gill, GB track sprinter Adam Gemili and Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor.