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Advice & Guidance

Student Money Advice & Rights Team (SMART)

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when applying to university. It's natural to wonder how you will pay your tuition fees, living expenses and all of the other costs associated with going to university.

That's why our Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) is on hand to help you with any questions you may have before and during your time as a student here. 

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

The University of East London is here for our students no matter what. During the Covid-19 global pandemic, we allocated over £500,000 to students through our Exceptional Hardship Bursary, which we established to help our students through financial difficulties they may have experienced as a result of the pandemic.

Contact Us

The SMART team offer daily drop-in and appointment sessions at both Docklands and Stratford campus. 
Appointments can be booked via the Hub:

Phone: 020 8223 4444

PLEASE NOTE: SMART drop-in sessions are dealt with on a first-come first served basis. The SMART team will see a maximum of 5 students per session.  Please report to the Hub (Docklands, or Stratford) prior to a drop-in session to register your interest.

For further information on SMART funds and services; current students can access the SMART Intranet pages here  

International students: Our International team are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements. Email:

You can visit our Funding for north Americans page for more information about the US funding available.