University of East London


University of East London

UEL is a vibrant and contemporary learning community that seeks to meet the needs of all students by offering a uniquely flexible approach.

University of East London

The University of East London is a global learning community with over 28,000 students from over 120 countries. Our vision is to be an enterprising, international university bringing transformational opportunities to individuals, communities and businesses through diversity, partnership and excellence in teaching and research.

Students at UEL don't conform to the usual stereotypes. Many of our students are from non-traditional backgrounds. Many are over-21 on entry, and many are the first in their families to attend university.

A "new" University with more than a century of history behind it, the University of East London and its founding institutions have a long tradition of being at the forefront of innovation in education.
UEL is a leader in the field of distance learning, and as such one of the top three providers of e-learning and distance learning programmes in the UK.

At the heart of Europe's largest regeneration area - UEL plays an integral role in local development, inspiring generations with an enthusiasm for new ideas and new learning.

We invest heavily in the success of our students, forging links with business to deliver employer friendly courses and secure excellent employability rates for our UEL graduates.

  • 250+ full-time and part-time programmes of study 
  •  £170 million investment in recent years on our main campuses at Stratford and Docklands
  • Rated top modern university in London for research (RAE 2008)
  • 93% of our students are employed or in further study within 6 months of completing their course.

Each year the university produces both undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses for future students, or you can choose to Build Your Own Prospectus which allows you to select only those sections that interest you most.

Another excellent way to find out what we do here is to come to an Open Day.

UEL lies at the heart of London 2012. University staff and students have various parts to play, as the Olympic and Paralympic Games finally come to Stratford.

We'll be hosting international sports stars here at the university...helping students to find work and gain new employment skills...planning for the legacy that follows 2012...and shaping our future as a leading university for sport.

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