About us

Nursing at UEL has excellent partnerships across the North East London networks, including the Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, this has recently grown to incorporate Barts Health, the Homerton NHS foundation Trust, NELFT and ELFT, and a partnership through the East London Health Care partnership for primary care. You'll complete invaluable placements in these local hospitals and clinics where you'll apply your knowledge to real situations.

We're proud to have been shortlisted in four categories at the 2020 Student Nursing Times Awards. The University has made the shortlist for Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of Year, Partnership of the Year and Teaching Innovation of the Year. Nursing students Luul Abdirisak Ali and Martin Gayle have both been shortlisted for the Mary Seacole Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion.

Nursing Associate Open Evening

Discover how our Nursing Associate degree could be your route into a rewarding career in Nursing. Explore our new simulation facilities and have a go yourself. Find out placement opportunities and get all of your questions answered. You can even apply in-person with the help of our supportive Nursing team.

Thursday 12 May & Thursday 19 May - 6pm-9pm.

Hospital and Primary Care Training Hub, Stratford Campus, E15 4LZ.

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Student trying out new equipment in the hospital and primary care training facility.

Why choose us?

    You'll learn first-hand from professionals on clinical placements in some of the largest NHS Trusts in North, North East, and East London. You'll be supported by qualified mentors and practice educators. We have connections across the independent and private sector as well.

    We have various pathways to suit a range of career aspirations and entry levels. Our Get Into Nursing short course is perfect for those that don’t have the right qualifications, but have relevant work experience in care and an interest in a nursing career.

    BSc Nursing (Adult) students starting from September 2020 are eligible to apply for a £5,000 a year training grant from the NHS. For further information visit the .gov.uk website or contact Student Finance England.

    Our facilities

    Clinical training facilities

    Based at Stratford Campus, our Centre for Clinical Education provides clinical training facilities in nursing, with industry standard equipment and and four large dedicated practical teaching rooms all with integrated Audio Visual displays. Students constantly report their satisfaction with the practical facilities and how much they enjoy learning in this environment.

    Simulation Centre

    Our new £250,000 Simulation Centre boasts cutting-edge tools including 'Stan', a high-tech patient simulator mannequin. UEL hopes the new nursing course will help address the acute shortage of nurses in east London and the aim is to train local people for local jobs.

    It's incredibly exciting to be recognised for something I'm so passionate about. Diversity and inclusion are central to everything I do.

    Luul Abdirisak Ali

    BSc Adult Nursing Student, shortlisted for the Mary Seacole Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion

    What we're researching

    Our research in the area of Allied Health Professions (Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy) was a big winner in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework - the six-yearly national review of research quality in higher education. An expert panel rated 67 per cent of our research as 'internationally excellent' and 19 per cent of it as 'world-leading' - the highest possible accolade.

    Our research into public health links in with UEL's internationally-renowned Institute for Connected Communities (ICC), which regularly carries out research across the UK and also overseas. The ICC has been heavily involved in more than 50 significant projects since its foundation in 2006. UEL staff and students have researched into and developed programmes to improve health and wellbeing, particularly in some of London's poorest communities.

    We're making a major contribution to evidence-based rehabilitation through our work with the Human Motor Performance Research Group (HMPG). This brings together a multi-disciplinary team of clinical scientists with backgrounds in physiotherapy, podiatry, neuroscience, biomechanical research, sports science and sociology.


    Nurses are in high demand across the UK and abroad. With all of our pathways you could go on to work within the NHS or in private practice as a registered Nurse or Nursing Associate. The ultimate aim of our courses is to prepare you for a rewarding and inspiring career. The clinical placement hours help prepare you for the world of work upon graduation and help you develop your interpersonal skills.

    At UEL, you'll have access to:

    • Employability skills training such as interview techniques and CV writing.
    • Career Assessment, giving you the opportunity to learn about yourself and Career Coach will help you to discover career suggestions based on your interests.
    • UEL Skills Academy, where external professionals deliver sessions on the competencies most prized by graduate employers.
    • Internships, placements and volunteering opportunities from our work placements team.
    • Professional mentoring scheme, matching students with staff from major companies.
    • Networking opportunities and annual careers fair.
    • Support with setting up your own business.

    Our location

    Our location in one of Europe's largest regeneration areas and our extensive links to local employers will also give you access to fantastic internships and placements. From heavy industry to high-tech, health and social care to the arts, there are so many opportunities right on our doorstep.


    Career Coach

    Use our online Career Coach to find out the different career paths that your chosen subject area can lead you to.

    Get information on specific careers, job roles, potential wages and available jobs in the sector.

    Or take a quick quiz to find a career to match your personality type!

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    Undergraduate courses

    BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

    This course will prepare you with the essential knowledge, skills and experience to equip you for your exciting career ahead.

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    FdSc Nursing Associate

    Nursing associates are essential in ensuring the long or short-term physical/mental health conditions of adults. This course will give you the necessary training to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care across a wide range of healthcare settings.

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    Get Into Nursing

    Our Get Into Nursing short course is perfect for those that don't have the right qualifications, but have relevant work experience in care and an interest in a nursing career.

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