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  • 500+

    Student sports opportunities each year 

  • 20,000+

    Annual hours of sports student volunteering in the community

  • 100+

    Community Partners

A Professional Development Pathway

Working alongside our academic staff, the employment team (CfSS) and a network of community partners, East London Sport provide an exciting pathway for our students to develop professionally within the sports industry, inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.

Read the East London Sport Workforce Activity Report for 2018-2019.

"Becoming a Sports Rep is one the best things I have done. If you're passionate about sport, want to make a difference at UEL and enhance your CV, then look no further! You'll meet new friends and gain experiences that will impact your life in the most positive way possible."

"The University of East London opened so industry many doors and allowed me to walk through them. There were also opportunities to travel abroad to work and through our women's football coach I was given to the opportunity to gain my coaching badges."

East London Sport Careers LinkedIn Group is the main place we share sports sector opportunities, best practice, careers guidance and research with University of East London students, staff and alumni.

The group is accessible by invitation only. Follow the guidance or email to receive your invite.

We are committed to working together to build a learning community founded on equality of opportunity - a learning community which celebrates the rich diversity of our student and staff populations.

We partner with many professional and community sports clubs along with a wide and varied network of associations, such as national governing bodies of sport, sports foundations, professional clubs and charities. Our partnership options are designed to enrich your place of work.

To find out more about becoming a partner contact:

Unique partnerships

The achievements and developments within sport at the University of East London over the last six years has been largely influenced by our large range of partnerships. At the university, we believe in working in collaboration and utilising the assets, strengths and networks of partners from across the UK.

We partner with many professional, amateur and community sports clubs alongside a wide and varied network of associations, such as national governing bodies of sport, sports foundations, charities and businesses.

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