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Members of our academic team are available to provide expert comment and opinion on a wide range of topical issues.

Specialist topics include

  • Migration and refugees
  • Neonatal and early childhood studies
  • E-cigarettes
  • Terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • Sustainability
  • Cybercrime
  • Disability and learning innovation
  • Media policy
  • Disaster relief
  • Positive pyschology

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We have a media and PR team which deals with enquiries from the press and broadcast media. The team looks after our seven academic Schools as well as our research institutes and centres.

For general media enquiries (including filming requests and to arrange an interview with an expert):

School-specific enquiries

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
Phone: 020 8223 2701
Mobile: 07894 800512

School of Arts and Digital Industries
Phone: 020 8223 2498
Mobile: 07702 339206
 
Royal Docks School of Business and Law
Phone: 020 8223 2384
Mobile: 07702 339204

Cass School of Education and Communities
Phone: 020 8223 2498
Mobile: 07702 339206 

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience
Phone: 020 8223 2512
Mobile: 07702 339203

School of Psychology
Phone: 020 8223 2512
Mobile: 07702 339203

School of Social Sciences
Phone: 020 8223 2701
Mobile: 07894 800512 

 

UEL at a glance

The University of East London (often abbreviated to UEL) is a modern university with a highly diverse population of 19,000 students drawn from more than 120 nationalities.
 
The University occupies two campuses in east London – one in the Royal Docks area and one in Stratford – the host town of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.
 
UEL’s heritage as an educational institution dates back more than a century. It began life as the West Ham Technical Institute in 1898.
 
The University offers more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a variety of research opportunities through its seven distinctive schools.
 
These schools are: School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering; School of Arts and Digital Industries; Royal Docks School of Business and Law; Cass School of Education and Communities; School of Health, Sport and Bioscience; School of Psychology; and the School of Social Sciences. The University has a Graduate School to support research students.
 
UEL is one of the country’s leading modern universities for research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (a national peer review of higher education research), 94 per cent of the University’s research was officially classified as at ‘internationally recognised’ or better. Of this, 62 per cent was rated ‘internationally excellent’ or better and 17 per cent was judged to be ‘world-leading’.

In the 2016 National Student Survey, UEL was the fifth most improved university in the UK, rising 37 places in the national league table for overall student satisfaction.
 
The UEL Vice-Chancellor is Professor John Joughin. The lawyer, Mark Stephens CBE, chairs the UEL Board of Governors.
 
Mr Stephens is also an alumnus of UEL. Other prominent alumni include Imran Khan (the solicitor of the Stephen Lawrence family), MPs Dr Rupa Huq, Kate Osamor and Alison Seabeck, GB track sprinter Adam Gemili and Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor.