A careers-first university in a location full of opportunity
At the University of East London, we focus on innovative, practical, career-focused teaching that gives our students the skills and creativity to be adaptable to a changing world. Whether your young person has a career path in mind or wants to keep their options open, our commitment is to help them find opportunities to stand out in the jobs market and boost their employability.
Courses for careers
We work with industry to design courses and ways of teaching that meet the needs of future employers.
Our graduates go on to work for leading employers around the world. You’ll find University of East London alumni at organisations including:
- Amazon AWS
- Amnesty International
- Transport for London
- United Nations
- West Ham United
Many of our students secure permanent positions at the organisations where they completed work experience. If your young person is unsure what career they want to go into or what courses will help them land their dream job, they can use our Careers Coach tool to find everything from specific careers, job roles and potential wages.
Learn from industry experts
Our degrees are taught by academics with years of experience, and we develop the courses in line with industry needs.
Many courses are recognised as industry standard and hold accreditations from professional bodies and external organisations, so businesses will instantly recognise the qualifications.
To add more depth to learning, students visit leading organisations, and we bring industry experts into seminar rooms to work with students directly. No matter what your young person studies, they'll benefit from a work-based project or networking opportunity.
Industry on our doorstep
Careers start with connections. At the University of East London, we'll introduce students to our networks and employers, helping them find incredible opportunities. The east of the capital is full of opportunities with businesses, developments and innovative careers at every turn. East London has the UK's youngest, fastest growing, and most multicultural neighbourhoods.
- There will be 125,000 new jobs in East London by 2030 (london.gov.uk)
- Over 2,000 employers work with UEL
- One new tech company is formed every hour in London (uktech.news)
Learn by doing
Our students get the chance to take their learning off the page and into the real world, whether in east London or further afield in regions such as the Middle East, South Asia or East Africa.
For example, our fashion students have designed uniforms for the NHS, architecture students have worked on real design briefs and sports therapy students have treated marathon runners in Berlin and footballers at West Ham and Millwall.
More than academic expertise
We know employers are looking for more than academic knowledge and qualifications. The uniquely human skills often set future graduates apart in the job market. These include soft skills like critical thinking, emotional intelligence and resilience, and practical skills like digital proficiency. We've put these skills at the heart of our courses, counting towards students' final qualifications. As evidence of these achievements, we give our students a Career Passport that'll open doors. We call this our Professional Fitness & Mental Wealth programme.
Support at every stage
Our Career Zones provide students with career advice from day one on campus to graduation and beyond.
- Academic support - students can join a drop-in session or book a one-to-one appointment with a tutor.
- Mentoring - we can match students with a professional working in industry.
- Career coaching - we help students learn how to prepare for interviews, stand out from the crowd, secure that dream role and build a rewarding career.
- Careers fairs - we regularly hold events to introduce students to employers and provide hands-on training on how to apply for vacancies.
- Internship scheme - we help students find work experience opportunities at the University and with our partners.
- Alumni advice - once a student graduates, they can still make the most of our career services by meeting employers at job fairs and talks, viewing our online job board and receiving our newsletter featuring the latest opportunities.
Supporting business ideas
Is your young person the next big entrepreneur? We can help them turn a business idea into a reality! Our on-campus business incubation centre is home to many startups and is a hub of idea sharing. We run regular hackathon events, and there is £25,000 worth of grant funding across our programmes.