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University of East London (UEL) is a public university located in the London Borough of Newham, London, England, based at three campuses in Stratford and Docklands, following the opening of University Square Stratford in September 2013. The University of East London began as the West Ham Technical Institute and it was officially opened in October 1898 after approval was given for the construction of the site by the West Ham Technical Instruction Act Committee in 1892 following the Technical Instruction Act of 1889. It gained university status in 1992.

"125 Years of pioneering Futures"

The University of East London is a career first University.

Faculties and schools

UEL is changing the face of education to match the ongoing fundamental shift in working cultures. We have collaborated with industry to re-develop, re-design and validate our course portfolio, so the knowledge our students gain reflects the changing needs of industry and prepares our learners for sustainable careers of the future.

Docklands Campus

The waterfront campus  in the historic Royal Docks provides a modern, well-equipped learning environment, with modern lecture theatres and seminar rooms, a 24/7 library and learning centre, and a multimedia production centre – complete with audio and visual labs and studios.

We are one of the few London universities to have a self-contained campus – jump off the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and you’re only steps away from our waterfront campus. There’s also easy access to the Elizabeth Line, meaning you can be in Tottenham Court Road in 21 minutes! Our Docklands Campus Student Village is close to everything the local area has to offer and houses many of our students. We have a 24/7 security team on-campus and you can travel to and from our other campuses using our free bus service.

Stratford Campus

The historic Stratford campus is located in one of the best-connected areas of London: close to Stratford’s thriving town centre, as well as  the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which hosted the 2012 London Olympic Games. Thanks to the Elizabeth line you can now be in central London in under 20 minutes!

The Stratford campus is home to the School of Education and Communities, and Hospital and Primary Care Training Hub which houses Nursing, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Occupational Therapy.  Stratford’s facilities include a new state-of-the-art library and learning centre, upgraded laboratories and computing services as well as a campus restaurant, bookshop and Students’ Union cafe-bar.

University Square Stratford (USS) Campus

University Square Stratford is one of London’s most modern and well-equipped campuses. It is home to our institute of Performing Arts and we teach business, law and criminology here too. Our Legal Advice Centre gives students the opportunity to give back to the community by offering free advice to those unable to pay for it.

We have invested £33 million in facilities including a student centre and help desk, specialist dance and performance art spaces,  a Harvard lecture theatre with live lecture capture technology and a simulated courtroom for mooting experience.

52% of UEL students are the first in their family to attend university
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UEL students represent 156 different nationalities


The School of Education and Communities focuses on education, early childhood, special needs, social work, teacher education and training programmes.


The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering is well connected throughout the capital and beyond. Its extensive network offers you plenty of opportunities to develop skills.


The Royal Docks School of Business and Law is a contemporary and vibrant community providing a transformational educational experience for students.


The School of Arts and Creative Industries is a forward-thinking hub of creativity in the thriving artistic, cultural hotbed of East London


The School of Psychology at the University of East London has built a strong reputation for psychology education, professional training and research.


The School of Health, Sport and Bioscience provides hands-on, experience-led teaching in biological and chemical sciences, healthcare and sports
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