The University of East London is a new university (designated in 1992) with a long tradition behind it. The UEL of today rests on the achievements of the West Ham Technical Institute, the South East Essex Technical College and School and the North East London Polytechnic (designated in 1969, later the Polytechnic of East London - 1988).
We’re a global learning community, proud of our diversity, with a worldwide alumni network of over 37, 000 members.
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.
This diversity of background, cultures and life experience enriches student life not just in the classrooms and seminars, and also on campus.
We’ve been recognised nationally for our achievements and high standards. This is what the logos at the bottom of our site all mean.
The Customer Service Excellence scheme is a tool designed to help organisations focus on, and improve, their customer service and delivery to users. We are one of only a handful of universities to have this accreditation across our whole service provision.
Each year the university produces both undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses for future students.
New for this year, we are also introducing a Build Your Own Prospectus feature, which allows you to select only those sections that interest you most. We then build a personalised PDF for you that we can either mail out, or which you can download to your own computer to browse later at your own convenience.
Our Docklands campus was London's first new university campus to be built in over half a century. Opened by the new Mayor of London on his very first day in office in 2000, it has won acclaim for its iconic architecture and was short-listed for Building of the Year. Our Stratford site, meanwhile, with renovated historic buildings sat along modern purpose built-labs and centres of excellence, more than equals Docklands' reputation for cutting-edge facilities.
Multimedia libraries, at the heart of both campuses, are equipped with all the facilities and resources you will need for success. Specialist support is provided through a team of subject librarians.
The UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON has helped create the exiting new Barking Learning Centre (BLC) - a unique opportunity to develop your skills easily and locally. Developed in partnership with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, its Adult College and Barking College, this landmark building is right in the heart of the town centre. Here UEL offers you everything from tasters and short courses to foundation degrees and career development courses in a relaxed and accessible setting within your own community.