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Where health comes first 

  • Key Industry Partners

    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.

  • Pathways For All

    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.

  • NHS Training Grant

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

About us

The Department of Nursing at the University of East London is relatively new, with our BSc Nursing (Adult) degree having started in January 2018. Since 2018, we have also added our FdSc Nursing Associate and Get Into Nursing short course, as well as apprenticeship routes for those wanting to learn on the job in our NHS trust partners.

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.

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
Josephine Nwaamaka-Bardi-public health MSc-university of east London

Our 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.

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.

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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 Health and Human Development (IHHD), which regularly carries out research across the UK and also overseas. The IHHD 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 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.

Our online Career Coach shows you the different career paths that your chosen subject area can lead you to. It gives you information on specific careers, job roles, potential wages and available jobs in the sector. You can also take a quick quiz to find a career to match your personality type!

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