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Head Start 2018

For University of East London students starting in September 2018

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    For overall satisfaction

    in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018

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  • 91%

    of graduates in work

    or further education within 6 months of graduation (DLHE, 2016/17)

Head Start

What is Head Start?

Our Head Start programme is an early pre-induction programme that will include social activities, give you a chance to meet people on your course in advance, and get a taste of life at UEL on campus before you start with us.

Head Start is only open to students with unconditional offers to study at UEL in September 2018, and for courses that have chosen to be involved.

When is it?

Your Head Start 2018 programme will be tailored for the course that you are going to be studying. Most of our activities will take place on the 2nd and 3rd weeks of September. Please note that these dates are to be confirmed and may change in some instances.

Once you book your place onto Head Start, you will receive a personalised e-mail with your individual programme of the days.

BSc (Hons) Business Psychology

BSc (Hons) Child Psychology

BSc (Hons) Clinical and Community Psychology

BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology (with Foundation year)


17th - 19th September

Stratford Campus

LLB (Hons) Law (with Foundation Year)

14th September

USS Campus

BA (Hons) Advertising

BA (Hons) Advertising (with Foundation year)

BA (Hons) Film

BA (Hons) Film (with Foundation year)

BA (Hons) Journalism

BA (Hons) Journalism (with Foundation Year)

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism (with Foundation Year)

BA (Hons) Media and Communication

BA (Hons) Media and Communication (with Foundation year)


12th September

Docklands campus 


BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice

BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre & Performance

BA (Hons) Music Performance and Production

BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production

BA (Hons) Performing Arts


11th - 12th September

Music Room

USS Campus

FdSc Applied Community Sport (West Ham United Foundation)

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (with Foundation year)

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (with Foundation year)

BSc (Hons) Sport Physical Education and Development

BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Education and Development (with Foundation year)

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy (with Foundation year)


10th - 11th September

Sports Dock

Docklands Campus

BSc (Hons) Public Health

BSc (Hons) Public Health (with Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons) Public Health and Health Promotion

BSc (Hons) Public Health and Health Promotion (with Foundation year)

BSc (Hons) Public Health and Health Services Management

BSc (Hons) Public Health and Health Services Management (with Foundation year)


12th September

Stratford Campus

BA (Hons) Social work

19th - 20th September

Stratford Campus


BA (Hons) Social and Community Work

13th- 14th September

Stratford Campus

What our students say

Damien Andrews

BSc Sports Coaching student

"I think this programme is a good opportunity for undergraduates to breathe the student life before it has officially started. I had the opportunity and it was great! Head Start allowed me to meet new people who I may not have crossed paths or even socialised with during my degree. I was nervous about starting such a huge new chapter in my life and having to meet new people all over again. However, the programme has provided loads of information and gave me a small taster of what’s to come, as well as helped me get ready for up-coming weeks. To be honest, I’m excited to start university properly, so bring on my degree!"