The University of East London, a complete uni guide

Written by Pierre Noronha

Born and raised in Mumbai, Pierre Noronha thought that he was destined to be a Chartered Accountant, but all that changed when he discovered his love for writing. Taking this new found passion forward, he started working as a content writer for UniAcco.

Last updated Jul 14, 2020

University of East London (UEL) is a public university that is touted by many as one of the top academic institutions that provide quality education and excellent career opportunities to its students. The university comprises of three colleges namely –

University of East London
  1. College of Applied Health and Communities
  2. College of Arts, Technology and Innovation 
  3. College of Professional Services.

With more than 20,000 students from 135 countries enrolled at this university, there’s definitely a lot of international appeal that makes UEL a strong further study destination for international students. 

Location

University Way, Royal Docks, London E16 2RD, United Kingdom.
The university is spread across three campuses – Docklands Campus, Stratford Campus, and University Square. 

Transport 

University of East London

Nearest bus stop – Cyprus (Stop Q)
Nearest light train station – Cyprus

Features

A lot of activities around here are organised by the university’s over 90 societies and clubs, and student hubs. Access to one of the greatest gymnasiums, underground bars, numerous restaurants and cafes in London are some of the amenities students of the University of East London have access to. Their Docklands campus houses a £21-million Sports Dock complex that has two indoor sports arenas, an excellent fitness center, aerobics and dance studios, outdoor pitches and a sports therapy clinic. The Docklands campus includes outdoor sports facilities like football pitches, an outdoor gym, and a basketball court. Over at the Stratford campus, students can find the well-known Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that has a tennis court, hockey fields, and a swimming pool. Irrespective of whichever campus you go to, be assured to find good residential facilities and an environment conducive to learning. 

Academics

At the University of East London, you’ll have access to numerous undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time degree courses in various fields such as business, law, social science, journalism, architecture, engineering, health, sports, sciences, psychology, and arts. Apart from these courses, the university provides apprenticeship, summer school and study abroad programs. Its 600+ strong network of teachers is highly skilled and is abreast with the latest teaching methodologies. In their endeavour to provide students with the best tools required to succeed in their careers, they have set up the Centre for Student Success. This provides students with a strong support network that ensures the growth and development of the personalities and employability of the students. Their able University Hub has tie-ups with various leading companies that help students secure internships, placements and work experiences after they graduate.

Popular Courses

Postgraduate students generally earn more over their lifetime. They typically earn £200,000 more over their working life. A Master’s Degree can help you stand out in the graduate labour market. Here are some of the popular University of East London courses-

BA (Hons) Biochemistry (with foundation year)
BA (Hons) Criminology and Law
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Media and Communications
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
BA (Hons) Advertising
MAccFin Accounting and Finance
MEng Civil Engineering
MEng Mechanical Engineering

Student Accommodation 

While The University of East London is one of the few universities in London that offers on-campus accommodation, there are alternative accommodation options in the form of PBSAs. Here are some of the best properties near the UEL campuses – 

Fulham Palace Studio, London Nest
University of East London

They offer a modern residence with stunning refurbished studios. The apartment is just a 10-minute walk away from Hammersmith tube station and a short walk away from UEL.

Price range – £275 – £335/week.
Room types –
Studios.
Amenities – 24/7 CCTV security, onsite laundry, bike storage.

Surrey Quays Landale House
Surrey Quays Landale House

This is a beautiful property located very close to Southwark Park. There are several eateries around this place like Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny’s, Canada Water Cafe and many more.

Price range – £180 – £260/week.
Room types – Studio and en-suite rooms.
Amenities – Onsite management, secure door entry system.

Chapter Portobello, London Nest
University of East London

Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, Chapter Portobello offers the best university experience in London with everything at its doorstep. The Portobello residence has quick transport links with Westbourne Park Underground Station just a short walk away.

Price range – £289 – £319/week.
Room types – Studios.
Amenities – Games room, cinema room, gym, study area, outdoor space

Hawley Wharf, London Nest
University of East London

Hawley wharf is a brand-new space on Camden road. It has nearby transport facilities like Chalk Farm Tube Station, which is a few minutes away.

Price range – £825 – £850/week.
Room types – Flats.
Amenities – 24/7 concierge facility, gym, weekly cleanups, co-working space.

Chelsea Lightfoot Hall
Chelsea Lightfoot Hall

This welcoming property is a short 16-minute drive away. Residents can take advantage of the plethora of restaurants here like My Old Duch, The Ivy Chelsea Garden and Big Easy.

Price range – £190 – £405/week.
Room types – Studio and en-suite rooms.
Amenities – All-inclusive utility bills, laundry facilities, onsite management.

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