University of East London

University of East London is a careers-first university driven by a commitment to ensure our creative graduates are first choice for employers. Our vision is to advance knowledge and innovation with positive impact for people and the planet. We prepare our students for the jobs of the future.

About University of East London

Since 1898, University of East London has been preparing students for a better future through a careers-based education. We foster an academic environment that motivates diverse thinkers to turn inspiration into reality, encouraging innovation and creativity. We’re constantly updating our courses for a world where technology dominates and industries move faster than ever before.

We are a global leader in equality and diversity and in 2020 we were awarded as the top-ranking university in UK (2nd in the world) for tackling inequality (Times Higher Education Global Impact Rating 2020). We are continuously pushing boundaries and finding solutions to complex social, environmental, and economic challenges.

We are based in the heart of East London and are well connected to the capital as well as the rest of the world. London City Airport is just across the river the Royal Docks are home to City Hall and the Greater London Assembly. East London is thriving, and our location enables us to lead on a variety projects in healthcare, law, business, and culture. We’re one of the only London-based universities to have a self-contained campus. We’re part of the local community and well-connected to the rest of London.

Our degrees are taught by academics with years of experience and we develop the courses in line with industry needs. If you’re interested starting your business, we can support you with that too. To add more depth to your learning, you’ll visit leading organisations on our doorstep, and we’ll bring industry experts into the seminar room to work with you directly. No matter what you study, you’ll benefit from a work-based project or networking opportunities.

During your time at University of East London we’ll help you with all aspects of your development – academic, professional and personal. Our unique Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth prepares you with sought-after skills such as communication and emotional intelligence. With plenty of career support, guest speakers and placement opportunities, you’ll discover what it takes to stand out.

Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, you’ll fit into life at University of East London.


University of East London is one of the most diverse, vibrant, and socially inclusive universities in the UK we have a strong focus and long-standing commitment to inclusion and social mobility. We celebrate diversity. Our aim is to create a future in which anyone with the will and potential to succeed, regardless of their background, can transform their lives by studying with us.

University of East London is full of culture, creativity and career opportunities. We’re located in one of the youngest, most multi-cultural neighbourhoods in the UK, so you’ll fit in whoever you are or wherever you’re from. We’re committed to working together to build a learning community founded on equality of opportunity - a learning community which celebrates the rich diversity of our student and staff populations.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020 ranked University of East London as first in the UK and second in the world in reducing inequalities, and second in the UK in gender equality.

We’re 1st in London for Student Satisfaction for Hospitality, Events and Tourism courses (NSS, Summer 2019) demonstrating that great student experience is at the heart of what we do. Our teaching team have years of experience in research and lecturing in sport, events and tourism. Curriculum is therefore research-informed and practice-oriented, and you have the opportunity to learn from experts that have worked, are working and researching in sports, events and tourism management.

You will study in an iconic sporting destination in the world, which has a rich sporting heritage and continuous exposure to the sports industry. We have professional athletes studying with us that compete at local, national and international levels. We have strong sporting connections and facilities including our £21 million SportsDock facility which was the training home for the USA Olympic team for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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