Thank you for your application to the University of East London. In line with industry expectations of journalism courses, you are required to attend an interview. During term-time, you are also invited to spend half a day working with existing students and staff on the production of our news website Rising East. Individual interviews will follow on from this collaborative session.
During the day, we will find out about your aptitudes, and you will experience our ‘learning by doing’ approach to journalism.
If for unavoidable reasons you are unable to attend in person, a telephone interview will be arranged.
On the day
Please come to the Docklands Campus at the University of East London and make your way to the Knowledge Dock reception area. Please arrive by 10.30am.
If your interview date occurs during term time, between 11am and 2pm you will be working on stories for Rising East with existing students and staff.
Your individual interview will be completed by 5pm.
On arrival the time-slot for your individual interview will be confirmed.
Our address is:
The University of East London
The nearest station is Cyprus on the Docklands Light Railway.
When you arrive
Please enter Docklands Campus via the main reception (next to Cyprus DLR station).
Ask the main receptionist to direct you to Knowledge Dock. Please wait in the reception area of Knowledge Dock where you will be greeted by Admissions staff and by a member of academic staff who will take you to the newsroom.
Please make sure you are on time. If you arrive late, it may not be possible to integrate you into the Rising East editorial meeting.
You will need to bring photographic ID e.g. passport/driving licence, and a photocopy of this.
Please also bring something you have written or produced which is not about you, e.g. article, review, essay, blogpost, podcast, video, photo-album.
It’s fine to show us this on your phone.
You will normally be interviewed by two members of staff. The length of a typical interview is 15 minutes.
You will be asked to tell us about projects/ideas you have worked on previously. During term-time, you will also be asked about the Rising East story which you contributed to earlier in the day.
After the interview
We will notify you of the outcome of your interview through your UCAS Track or we will send you an email with our decision.
If you are offered a place at the University of East London, you will be required to accept/decline your place as per UCAS deadlines/the deadline in your email.
Special access or requirements
If you have any special access or communication requirements for your visit, please let us know prior to your visit.
We also have a dedicated disability support service for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties.
You can contact them on 020 8223 4444.
We look forward to meeting you!