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University of East London(Dockland campus)


Located in the London Borough of Newham, London, England, the University of East London (UEL) is a public university which has its roots traced back to 1892. Founded as the West Ham Technical Institute, it, later on, became West Ham College of Technology in the year 1952. The college had a women's department and provided courses in engineering, science and art, along with its internal degree courses in Engineering and science, which were approved by the University of London.

However, in the year 1970, West Ham College of Technology along with Walthamstow and Dagenham were merged to form North East London Polytechnic, which later became a higher education institution and was renamed the Polytechnic of East London in the year 1989. Consequently, in the year 1992, the institute received its university status and was renamed for the last time as the University of East London. 

Currently catering a total of 17,000 students, the University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subjects including Architecture, Psychology, Fashion Design, Media and Sports Science. Also, the University holds an affiliation with Association of Commonwealth Universities, MillionPlus, and Universities UK. 

Student accommodation University of East London

Studying at the University of East London, students will find a wide range of student accommodation around UEL, which includes affordable private halls of residence, student dorms, homestays and halls of residence. 

UEL accommodation or halls of residence are university blocks with flats and dorms built inside the university campus. They are usually structured to provide university students with a convenient, secure and comfortable on-campus housing option. Owing to its popularity and proximity to the University, the University of East London accommodation tend to get occupied rapidly. 

In addition to the on-campus housing options, the students can also opt from a wide range of private accommodation in London, which includes a variety of budget-friendly and luxurious ensuites, studios, non-ensuites and shared apartments. Some of the popular student homes near UEL include Urbanest King's Cross, Blithehale Court, iQ Kingston, AXO Oxford Circus and Urbanest St Pancras. In addition to this, you will also find a range of affordable semester stay options in London, if in case you are looking out for one. 


The University of East London (UEL) has a total of three campuses located at Docklands, Stratford and University Square Stratford.

Established in 1999, The Docklands Campus is the largest campus of the UEL located in the University Way, Royal Docks, London. The campus is mostly used as the water sports centre and offers rowing courses for the London Regatta Centre and was recently short-listed as the Building of the Year by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Also, the London City Airport is right across the dock, and the Docklands Light Railway's Cyprus station is just within an 8-minute walk from the campus. 

Located in Water Ln, London close to the 2012 Olympic Park, the UEL's Stratford Campus is home to the School of Psychology, Cass School of Education and Communities and the School of Health, Sports and Bioscience. In addition to this, the campus also houses the Centre for Clinical Education which operates in cooperation with the National Health Service. Opened in January 2008, the centre is the solitary provider of podiatric education in London. 

Inaugurated in the month of September 2013, the University Square Stratford is the third campus of the University of East London. Located in 1 Salway Pl, London, the campus is Co-owned with Birkbeck, University of London and offers both part-time and full-time study for adults. The campus is also home to the UEL's Institute of Performing Arts and the School of Law and Social Sciences. It was also nominated for the Carbuncle Cup in the year 2014. 

Student life

Wondering about how your student life at UEL would be? Well, do not stress as you are definitely in for one of the best times of your life. The overall student life in London is vivacious and exciting with a vast range of entertainment options, budget-friendly restaurants, pubs, bars and vibrant shopping spots to explore. 

Studying at the University of East London, students will have access to over 90 clubs and societies, two student hubs, on-campus gymnasiums, a variety of restaurants and cafes and an Underground Bar. The campus also houses a cutting-edge sports complex with two substantial indoor sports arenas and a 120-piece fitness centre, a modern-day library and inspirational study spaces which includes both individuals as well as group study spaces. 

Fancy going out? Head out to Brick Lane Music Hall for an afternoon of nostalgia and laughter or enjoy the beautiful morning view of the city from the top of Tower Bridge. Enjoy a great morning walk with some stunning views of the city at Greenwich Park or go for brewery tours and spend your weekend afternoon tasting some of the flavoursome beers of the town. 

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