Thank you for your application to the University of East London. As part of the admissions process you are required to submit a digital portfolio of your work.

How should I send my portfolio?

Please send a portfolio of your current academic work (and/or professional work where applicable) to support your application.

Your portfolio should be a single PDF file (no larger than 10MB in size) or a link to an online site.

Please submit your portfolio to the Postgraduate Admissions team pgadmiss@uel.ac.uk. The subject of your emails should state ‘Portfolio for Architecture’ and include your student reference number (e.g. UEL ref: 1444444).

When should I send my Portfolio?

You should send in the portfolio within 2 weeks from the date requested. If you cannot meet this deadline please contact us otherwise your application may be withdrawn if we do not receive a response.

What to include in my portfolio?

Your portfolio should demonstrate the equivalent skills and abilities of an ARB/RIBA Part 1 graduate. In summary and in particular, we will look for the following in the portfolio: 

  •  Evidence of exploratory spatial design techniques including sketching, especially model-making and perspective-based imagery
  • Sound technical knowledge of building design and conventional drawing abilities (plans, sections, elevations)
  •  Environmental and structural design knowledge
  •  Awareness of architectural history and theory
  •  Ability to synthesise the above into architectural proposals
  •  Depth of work, engagement and commitment to the subject
  •  Presentational skills

Some useful tips to take into consideration

  •  Personal statements should be factual and to the point
  •  Year out and practical work experience is relevant and should be presented.

Further information

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at study@uel.ac.uk or by calling 020 8223 3333
 
Good luck!