Why do research at UEL?
Your research at UEL will benefit from our location at the heart of Europe’s largest regeneration area, rich in global companies and street-level creativity.
Our research programmes are wired into that energy, through our many contacts with our east London community neighbours. As part of our Civic Engagement drive, many of our taught research programmes involve working with community projects - helping real people and advancing knowledge at the same time.
There are no barriers. You’ll be working closely with our academic staff - and in many cases have a chance to gain teaching experience by supervising undergraduates. Our postgraduate students highly rate their training and the degree of responsibility we offer: 89 per cent of postgraduate students felt they were encouraged to ask questions or make contributions in taught sessions, while 82 per cent felt their research skills had developed during their courses.
We’ll give you the tools of the trade too: we’ve invested £170 million in new buildings and facilities over the past few years - including our new £14 million library in our Docklands campus.