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Type of institution

Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Main campus

London, England

Admission intakes

September, May& January

International students


No. of students per staff


UKVI status

Student sponsor

UKVI compliance

Track record

Graduate route


About University of East London

Ranked No. 1 in the UK for inclusivity, the University of East London (UEL) is one of the most inclusive universities in the UK with a diverse student population coming from different cultural, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds of 120 nationalities.

The University of East Londonstudents enjoy world-class facilities and superb locations. With campuses in London Docklands and Stratford, the famous attractions of central London are less than 15 minutes away by train.

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.

The University of East London is one of the very few universities in London to offer modern and secure on-campus accommodation. You will be living in friendly, comfortable surroundings in the university’s waterside Student Village.

Contact details

Address: University Way, London E16 2RD, UK

Telephone: +44 2082233333


Why choose to study at University of East London

Being a career-first university, University of East London is the first choice by career motivated students for many reasons including -

Rankings & ratings

17 in the UK

Young University

  • 17 in the UK& 201 in the World (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2021)
  • 21 in the UK & 101 in the World (Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings, 2021)
  • 63 in the UK & 801 in the World (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • 94% of research is 'internationally recognised' or higher (REF 2014)
  • 62% of UEL research is officially classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014)
  • 1stin the UK for the impact of UEL Psychology research, beating Oxford and Cambridge (REF 2014)
  • 3rd in London and number 17 in the UK for Architecture (Guardian League Table, 2019)
  • 20 in the UK & 22 in the World for Information Systems course (Good University Guide by Subject - The Times, 2021)
  • 47 in the UK & 401 in the World for Education course (World University Rankings by Subject, Times Higher Education, 2021)
  • 40 in the UK & 52 in the World for Civil Engineering course (Good University Guide by Subject - The Times, 2021)
  • 19 in the UK & 21 in the World for Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations course (The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject, 2021)
  • 29 in the UK & 35 in the World for Pharmacy & Pharmacology course (The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject, 2021)
  • 18 in the UK & 20 in the World for Physiotherapy course (Good University Guide by Subject - The Times, 2021)
  • 37 in the UK & 47 in the World for Economics course (Good University Guide by Subject - The Times, 2021)

Graduate prospects

91% of UEL

graduates and postgraduates are in employment

  • Among the working-age population, 91% of UEL graduates and postgraduates are in employment (DLHE 2017) compared with 70 per cent of non-graduates (Department for Business and Innovation)
  • 96% student satisfaction for practice placements – above the 88% sector average (NSS 2016)
  • Best University Employability Strategy Award 2022 at the Target Jobs Awards - the largest early careers recruitment awards in the UK (targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2022)

Facilities & resources

  • The Harvard lecture theatre with live capture technology
  • Multi-media Weston Learning and production centre
  • Audio-visual labs and studios
  • A clinical education centreand biomechanics lab
  • A dedicated MBA suite and teaching space
  • A renowned Knowledge Dock business centre that offers help to start-up companies
  • A 300-seat specialised tiered lecture theatre
  • A simulated courtroom for mooting experience for law students
  • Hospital and Primary Care Training Hub which houses Nursing, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Occupational Therapy
  • Specialist dance and performance art spaces,
  • £21 million Sports Dock facility whichincludes indoor and outdoor pitches and courts, dance and aerobic studios, a martial arts studio and a huge gymnasium at Docklands campus
  • £14m award-winning library at UEL’s Stratford campus
  • A campus shop and bookstore

Student support

1st in London

for international support and visa advice

  • 1st in London for international support and visa advice (International Student Barometer 2017)
  • 2nd modern university in London award for ‘overall satisfaction’ (National Student Survey, 2017)
  • 3rd modern university in London for ‘academic support’(National Student Survey, 2018)
  • £3.1milion brand-new Student Support hubs - these contain centralised helpdesks as well as comfortable areas to relax and socialise
  • The Student Support hubs helpdesks provide a 'one-stop shop' for every possible need, from course-related enquiries to personal issues such as health and money matters
  • Hub advisers can also arrange for more specialised support in areas such as international compliance, careers, health and well-being, disability and dyslexia support, chaplaincy, welfare, credit control and the library
  • Personalised, online platformTrack My Future (TMF)to help you make the most of your time at the University of East London
  • Track My Future will let you monitor your studies, book appointments with our services, submit daily health updates, find a part-time job etc.
  • UEL’s SMART (Student Money Advice and Rights Team) offers guidance on money and finance
  • Employability and Enterprise Team (EET) to advise on internships, volunteering opportunities, professional mentoring programmes and how to apply for jobs

Unique features

  • UEL is a 'rising star of Higher Education', and first among modern universities in London for academic experience, student welfare, accommodation and facilities. (Times Higher Education 2018).
  • Teaches additional essential employment skills via Professional Development Certificate that offers global citizenship, volunteering, mentoring, social media and communications, entrepreneurship, dispute resolution and coaching modules
  • £100,000 provided each year to nearly two dozen Civic Engagement projects, ‘Learning by Doing’ involving UEL students
  • Professional Mentoring Scheme matching students and professional staff from industries and organisations so that students can receive advice and guidance from a successful professional about the world of work
  • UEL is a global leader in equality and diversity and in 2020 it was awarded as the top-ranking university in UK (2nd in the world) for tackling inequality
  • UEL is one of the only three UK universities that hold the UK government’s Charter Mark award in recognition of excellence in customer services (REC 2019)


‘Student Village’

On-campus accommodation

  • On-campus accommodation ‘Student Village’ at its Docklands campus at affordable costs
  • Student Village at the Docklands campus contains 1,200 student bedrooms, all of them with their own private bathrooms
  • Student Village is comprised of two distinct accommodation building types - the West Student Village and the East Student Village
  • The West Student Village comprises Ailsa House, Clare House, Felix House, Jamilah House and Kwame House
  • Student village has specially adapted en-suite rooms for students with disabilities

Clubs & societies

  • 90 clubs & societies to join and and enrich your student experience
  • 26 sports clubs both competitive and non-competitive that are open to everyone
  • Students’ Union runs for students, by students. The Students’ Union offers you the opportunity to get involved and make your issues heard

Location highlights

  • London has been named as the Best Student City in 2022 by QS Best Student Cities ranking
  • It was the Best Student city in 2018 and 2019 (There was no ranking conducted in 2020 and 2021)
  • It is a diverse, welcoming, vibrant international city. Almost 30% of London’s student population is international, coming from more than 200 countries
  • London has one of the highest concentrations of elite universities, with about 40 institutions packed into the city and 2 of these are in the top 10 of the QS World University Ranking 2022
  • London universities produce 130,000 skilled graduates every year, nearly 70% of who work in London. (Source: London Higher)
  • 75% of Fortune 500 companies have offices in London
  • London produced more than 70 Nobel Prize winners
  • Home to more than 800 bookshops and over 325 public libraries

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q How many academic schools does University of East London have?

A Academic staff and teaching at UEL is divided into six Schools. Each School offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as research in related areas. These schools are –

  • I. School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
  • II. School of Arts and Creative Industries
  • III. School of Education and Communities
  • IV. School of Health, Sport and Bioscience
  • V. School of Psychology
  • VI. Royal Docks School of Business and Law
Q What online platforms does University of East London (UEL) offer for student support?

A UEL provides various online platforms that will help you at each stage of your study at the university, these include –

  • I. UELDirect: to check enrolment status before joining UEL
  • II. SharePoint App: to access ‘Track My Future (TMF)’ personalised platform and monitor your studies, book appointments with our services, submit daily health updates, find a part-time job etc.
  • III. Moodle: to overview course, check timetables and find information
  • IV. Microsoft Teams and Outlook: To join online lectures, make calls and send emails to tutors and faculty members
  • V. MyPortal: To access help from the Student Hub, IT, or for general queries
Q What support does University of East London (UEL) provide for career and employability?

A UEL gives an online digital platform named ‘Career Zone’ where your career ideas blossom. The platform provides all the careers and employability resources that students need to succeed in one place. Career Zone integrates ‘Career Passport’ - a digital repository which allows students to evidence that they have developed competency in the areas employers want.

Careers, employability and enterprise services through the Career Zone platform include –

  • I. Access to regularly updated jobs board to find internships, placements, graduate opportunities and flexible part-time work to fit in with studies
  • II. A Funded Internship Scheme to secure paid roles within UEL and with external organisations
  • III. Mentoring programmes to gain insight from industry experts
  • IV. Valuable experience volunteering with one of UEL community partners
  • V. 1-2-1 career coaching sessions for freelancing, CV/LinkedIn reviews, interview practice and careers planning
  • VI. Expert advice for budding entrepreneurs to help them start or grow their own business
  • VII. Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight
  • VIII. Careers workshops and employer events
  • IX. Career Discovery – offering 24/7 online careers resources
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