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University of East London

At a glance

The University of East London (UEL) is one the most diverse universities in the UK, with more than 120 nationalities represented in student population.

UEL enjoys world-class facilities and a superb location. With campuses in London Docklands and Stratford, the famous attractions of central London are less than 30 minutes away by train.

The university also provides a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn. UEL’s waterside Student Village at the Docklands campus contains 1,200 student bedrooms, all of them with their own private bathrooms.

UEL offers more than 200 practical, relevant and career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of the arts, creative and tech industries, architecture, engineering and construction, cultural studies, social sciences, law, business, education, psychology, health, bioscience and sport.

Many of UEL’s courses are accredited by professional bodies, giving you additional qualifications and maximising your career potential when you graduate.

The university’s teaching team includes an array of award-winning international experts. Among the staff are a Turner Prize-winning sculptor, internationally recognised film-makers and authors, industry leaders and world-renowned researchers.

In a recent offical review of higher education research in England, 62 per cent of UEL’s research was classified by a panel of experts as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

UEL aims to be London’s leading university for civic engagement – giving thier students the opportunity to learn on real-life, off-campus projects in London and abroad and making a genuine difference to society.

By studying with UEL, you will gain more than just a degree. You will receive the real-life knowledge, experience and skills that employers are really looking for.

Facts & figures

Year of foundation


Type of institution

Tier 4 Sponsor, Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Course offered

Foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, professional


Jan/Feb, May/June, Aug/Sept

Campus locations

London Docklands, Stratford, University Square Stratford



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Student union


Main strengths

Business, Management, Media, Architecture, Engineering and Psychology, Research

Facilities and supports

Gym and fitness suite, two large indoor sports arenas, ten badminton courts, two competition basketball courts, volleyball and netball courts, cricket bays, two five-a-side football pitches, a sports café and covered seating for 400 people, a new £14-m library, computing centres, student village, clinics, studios and engineering workshops, Personal tutor, academic and career skills development, International Student Advisors

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Career development supports

Yes - dedicated department and oncampus employment agency

Career after 6 months


Guardian University Ranking


Awards obtained

UEL has been awarded the highest possible rating for ‘Quality of study programmes and academic standards of the degrees’ by UK government’s Quality Assurance Agency.

Famous Alumni

Imran Khan, LLB (Hons) Law, graduate and human rights lawyer; Adam Gemili, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, European 200m champion; Alexander Trotman, Baron Trotman – Former chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Company; Rupa Huq - British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP); Sonam Kapoor – Bollywood Actress

Why choose University of East London

The University of East London is a community of 19,000 students, inspiring academics and dedicated support staff spanning 120 different nationalities. Through civic engagement - or 'learning by

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