The University of East London, in the United Kingdom, is made up of a vibrant community of 17,000 students from 150 countries around the world. The university consists of four colleges: Applied Health and Communities; Arts, Technology and Innovation; Professional Services; and the Graduate School. Seasoned professionals who are still practicing in their field and renowned researchers sit at the helm of all classes, ensuring that students receive the most innovative and relevant learning to further them in their professional and personal ambitions. UEL students are taught by cybersecurity experts, Turner-Prize winning artists, and renowned architects.

Welcome to East London

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“London is Moving East” – when most people think of London, they think of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the West End (“Theatre-land”), or shopping! But, as the phrase goes, London is indeed moving East. The creative hubs of Shoreditch and Hoxton, the financial district of Canary Wharf, and the London 2012 Olympic Village are right at the heart of London’s thriving new area… and so too is the University of East London.

The University of East London is only separated from the heart of London by a short train ride. UEL has three campuses; two in Stratford and one in London Docklands. The main waterfront Docklands campus offers students a modern university community environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Unlike most London universities and colleges, UEL has on-campus accommodation for its students in close proximity to campus amenities. The Stratford campuses are also well-located and only 15 minutes away from the famous London West End. Shopping, dining, and nightlife are easily accessible from all three campuses and there is plenty for students to do – it is London, after all!

London is a historical city with a modern edge, filled with art, culture, dining, and entertainment. From Wimbledon to Canary Wharf, there is an abundance of activity and learning to be had in this wonderful city. East London itself is a place of on-going change and transformation as the location of the largest urban reconstruction program in Western Europe. There are many exciting things happening in the East London area and UEL is at the center of it all!

What Makes UEL Stand Out?

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Over the past decade, over £170m has been invested in the University of East London. Just as East London is becoming one of the most attractive areas in Europe to live, work or study, UEL sits as the top modern university in London, and amongst the top 200 young universities in the world (Times Higher Education, 2018). Its school of Architecture, Computing, and Engineering boasts some of the most established programs in the UK; UEL is ranked 2nd in London for Architecture and 3rd in London for Civil Engineering.

UEL has a Sports Dock training complex which not only hosts UEL’s championship-winning teams across many sports every week but was also the training base for Team USA during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Its award-winning libraries also make up some of its unique facilities, and amongst others UEL also has:

  • £2.4m recent investment in our Biomedical Science labs
  • Bloomberg Suite with access to livestock market updates
  • Knowledge Dock which helps students and graduates kick-start their business ideas
  • Waterfront student accommodation on-campus

Quality of Learning

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The standards of learning are set high at the University of East London. The school implements a “learning by doing” philosophy that gives students the opportunity to work in real-life environments using skills they have learned through their classwork. Small class sizes ensure that faculty can give individual attention to students as needed and that interactive, engaging learning is more easily facilitated. Classroom discussion, research, and critical thinking are just some of the learning tools that are encouraged at UEL to promote practical and superior learning at the university.

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Fueling Your Potential

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As well as practical skills and knowledge, employers look for passion, cultural intelligence, and innovation. All these things and more are the focus of UEL's programs, and as a university, it takes pride in its students getting the most out of their studies and going on to pursue the careers they have always wanted after they graduate. 91% of UEL graduates are employed or enrolled in further study after they graduate.

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About the Author: Muneeza Kizilbash grew up in the United States and Pakistan and was active in her university’s International Student Council. Now settled in Dubai, she loves to inform, educate, and entertain her readers through her writing.