University description (as per official university website)
UEL: a 21st century University
The University of East London is an exciting, diverse learning community. We aim to give our students an enthusiasm for new ideas, new knowledge and new learning, and the opportunities to excel in their chosen careers.
On these web pages you can find out about our wide range of degree programmes, our learning resources, and life as a student both on campus and in the wider world. We hope you will also gain an insight into our distinctive outlook and philosophy. At the heart of an area of London that is undergoing rapid and exciting change, UEL is a focal point for innovation and renewal. We have developed a new vision of what a university can be not only adapting to the future, but helping to shape it. We hope you'll like what you see and that it will encourage you to apply to UEL.
At UEL, we have a clear vision, which underpins all that we do. We aim:
To achieve recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a successful and inclusive regional university, proud of our diversity, committed to new modes of learning which focus on students and enhance their employability, and renowned for our contribution to social, cultural and economic development, especially through our research and scholarship.
We are making that vision into reality, through the diversity of our student and staff population, our commitment to widening access to university education, and excellence in teaching and research.
We are student centred. We identify, anticipate and meet student needs to enable them to achieve their potential.
We are really useful. We are building a truly dynamic vocational university, one which prepares people for vocations and itself has a vocation.
We are challenging. We are ready to challenge orthodoxy and we foster a spirit of critical enquiry and innovation to achieve our goals.
We are inclusive. We strive to create a friendly, collaborative and trusting environment, where individuals are treated with respect and where a sense of community prevails.
We are open, honest and accountable. We share information, ideas and aims in a climate of fairness and openness.
The UEL community
The diverse and cosmopolitan nature of East London is reflected by the vibrant multicultural community at UEL. We bring together people from around 120 countries and many different backgrounds. We are proud of the genuine sense of community at UEL, based on mutual respect and support between students and staff alike.
Our Standards of Service
We believe in setting high standards of service to all users of our service. Please consult our Student Charter
Teaching and learning
As part of our commitment both to increasing access to university and to helping students prepare for their future careers, UEL is constantly investing in new ways of teaching and learning. The modular structure of our degree programmes provides an unsurpassed level of flexibility in enabling you to choose what you study and when, while our Learning Resource Centres and Skillzone provide state-of-the-art learning support tools and career guidance.
Our students achievements
Our students achieve national and international recognition for their work; they include winners of the Turner Prize, Young Architect of the Year and Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards, RIBA medal winners, a film director, a magazine editor, a leading Bollywood actress, high- profile media lawyers and award-winning fashion designers. Studying at UEL could give you the confidence, skills and knowledge you will need to progress in your chosen career.
Investing in new campus developments
These are exciting times for UELs campuses, as we evolve to provide an even more inspirational environment for students in the 21st century.
Major new campus developments were completed in 2006, which brought all of our academic Schools together on two campuses, at Docklands and Stratford. Wh