Welcome to our School

The Cass School of Education and Communities is a highly successful provider of education, early childhood, special needs, social work and teacher training programmes. 

We also play a key role in the provision of education services and professional development throughout east London and beyond. 

We promote a strong research culture, building on our reputation for innovation within education and communities.

  • 1st

    modern university in London in the National Student Survey 2018 league table

  • 2nd

    Ranked 2nd modern university in London for 'teaching on my course' (NSS 2017)

  • 3rd

    Ranked 3rd modern university in London for 'academic support' (NSS 2017)


Without doubt, the best thing about my course at UEL is the dedicated and knowledgeable lecturers that I’ve been taught by. I’m well supported in my learning. I feel valued in the classroom and inspired to learn and progress further in my field.
James Bennett , Special Education, BA (Hons) undergraduate
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News and events

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  • Belong, Believe, Achieve: Gaurav Malik is bringing students, parents, and robots together
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  • Life of UEL graduate to be celebrated in newly commissioned opera with Newham schools
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  • Equality and diversity celebrated at Noon Centre’s flagship conference
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  • UEL celebrates outstanding student research
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  • Education and governance researcher wins book award
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  • UEL special education academic and graduates present research at conference in east London
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