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Your first week at UEL

Welcome to the University of East London and the next stop of your exciting academic journey. You’ll have some important enrolment and induction tasks to do in your first week to prepare you for your studies. But the first few days are also about settling in, and making new friends.

Your first-week checklist

  • CREATE YOUR TIMETABLE

    Generate your personalised induction timetable on our website. It contains important information about things you need to attend, plus details of social events.
  • MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

    You’ll need your Student ID card for everything important you do at UEL. Just take some proof of identity to your allocated enrolment centre.
  • GET Involved

    Enjoy our Welcome Weekend festival and Welcome Fair, but don’t stay on campus all week. Get out there and enjoy the most exciting quarter of the world’s greatest city!

Getting to the University

The University of East London has two large campuses - one in Docklands and one in Stratford, which includes our new University Square Stratford building in the town centre. Both Stratford and Docklands have great public transport links, so getting to us is easy.

Moving into halls

If you have a room in our Halls of Residence, you should arrive at your designated time slot during our Welcome Weekend to pick up your key.

You’re welcome to bring a car on to campus to drop off your luggage, but please be aware that there is limited space for unloading and parking on campus, and when welcoming our new arrivals it can get very busy.

Once you’ve unloaded and arrived in your new room, it’s time to familiarise yourself with your surroundings and introduce yourself to your flatmates or neighbours.

Check out our Accommodation page for more information about moving in.

For more information on accommodation at the University of East London, call our Residential Life team on: 020 8223 4445 or email residentiallife@uel.ac.uk

Generate your induction timetable

If you have not done it already, the first thing you should do on arrival at the University of East London is to create your personalised induction timetable.

You can use our online tool to create your own timetable. You will need to insert certain details such as your course, whether you are studying full-time or part-time, your status as a UK/EU or international student and whether you are living in halls or off campus.

Your timetable will include compulsory elements such as picking up your Student ID card and attending your course induction talk. There are also some special induction events for international students.

You’ll also be able to check the times and venues for optional events, such as the Freshers’ Fair and the various outings and social events taking place during your first week.

We advise you to keep checking your timetable by entering your details again at regular intervals during your first week, just in case there are any late changes.

Usman Umar

MSc Civil Engineering

“The day after I arrived at UEL was Induction Day. They made sure we were all mixed up in different groups, so we got to know new people. I went on the London tour that weekend, which was great fun. I had no relatives or friends at all in the UK, but they made it very easy me to settle in and get ready for my studies. A lot of universities don’t offer these services.”

Your student ID card

Your Student ID card is your passport to the University of East London. You will need to collect it during your first week. Treat it like you would a credit card, or your real passport. And save yourself hassle by not losing it!

Enjoy a packed social calendar during Freshers' Week

Take advantage of a busy calendar of social events during Freshers’ Week. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people, join a club or society, familiarise yourself with your new surroundings and enjoy the friendly start-of-year atmosphere.