Why Study at University of East London?
The University of East London (UEL) is a modern, forward-thinking university located in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. If you consider yourself an innovative and entrepreneurial student, it could be your dream university.
At the time of writing, it has a rating of 3.9/5 on the Student Hut League Table, our unique league table dictated entirely by student reviews of their courses and modules. Here are just a few of the things that students have to say about UEL on our site:
'Thinking like a psychologist' is a thought-provoking module that challenges many issues in society today. The content is especially delivered well by Ian Wells, who is able to engage students in this module through his extremely enthusiastic attitude and positive approach towards his work.I enjoy this module due its challenging nature and find the forms of assessment helpful in my achievements.
- Anonymous, Module Review: Thinking Like a Psychologist
It has amazing facilities, with a library open 24/7. The course has great content and is kept up to date and relevant. Each lecturer is an expert in their given field and provide a brilliant insight into particular areas. The way the course is designed gives you freedom to study topics you like. It also gives you skills in many areas such as writing, evaluating, presenting and much more. It's a great university to attend and feels relaxed and comfortable when you are there. Highly recommend.
-Anonymous, BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology
Accomodation and Campus
All of the university’s accommodation can be found at the Docklands Student Village on the Royal Albert Dock. The specially designed campus offers a secure, central and vibrant place for students to live and socialise. Rooms start at £124.61 per week for en-suite singles and £164.19 per week for studio flats. As well as a comfortable and modern design, the Docklands accommodation also boasts a great view of Canary Wharf and central London.
All areas of the university have excellent public transport links. The Cyprus DLR station can be found at the entrance to the Docklands campus while direct trains regularly run across to our other campuses in Stratford and into the city. The campus is also serviced by 24 hour buses as well as UEL’s own shuttle bus which runs regularly to both campuses in Stratford.
As a modern and vibrant university, UEL boasts an impressive range of things to do that make studything there more than just an academic experience. With almost 90 societies and sports clubs to choose from, ranging from rugby to gospel music, students have a huge number of cultures to get involved in.
Given its fantastic location in East London, famous attractions like the O2 Arena and Brick Lane are easily accessible and offer options for every kind of student. With good transport links to the rest of London and beyond, there’s never a shortage of things to do on a day (or night) out. A well-equipped gym and sports complex will be perfect for those interested in sport and fitness.
Fun Facts About UEL
- Numerous celebrities, including rapper Tinchy Stryder and Bollywood megastar Sonam Kapoor, are alumni of UEL.
- The University’s motto is Scientia et votorum impletio. This translates to ‘knowledge and the fulfilment of vows.’
- A business incubation centre, The Knowledge Dock, offers enterprise support, advice, and space for students and graduates to set up and run their own businesses.
- The university’s modern sports centre, Sportsdock, was used by Team USA for their training during the 2012 Summer Olympics
- When it was opened in 1999, the Docklands Campus was the first new university campus to open in London for 50 years. It was opened by former mayor Ken Livingstone on his first day in office.
Want to find out more about UEL? Check out its university profile and read student reviews for its courses and modules here.
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