WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
You're about to join a careers-led university which is preparing you for the jobs of the future, in pioneering industries, which are only just emerging.
You're about to become part of a vibrant student community which is as diverse, inclusive, passionate, creative and committed as you'll find anywhere. You'll develop skills beyond your subject through our emerging employer partnerships; with our Career Zone that gets you connected with industry; and through our unique mental wealth programme that is embedded into your degree to equip you for the jobs of the future. Through our East London Edge programme you will discover extra-curricular opportunities that nurture your wellbeing, bring you new experiences and help you make memories that last a lifetime.
You'll graduate among alumni who have built businesses, fought for change, smashed glass ceilings, saved lives and led by example. You're about to #BeTheChange.
Check our frequently asked questions below for useful information and advice about starting at the University of East London.
Getting started FAQs
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PREPARE TO START YOUR STUDENT JOURNEY
1. Look out for your invite to enrol and set up your accountShow
You will be sent an invite to enrol and confirm your studies at UEL. The email will be sent to the email address you used on your application and will include your username and a temporary password to use when you log into your student account.
Before you can complete online enrolment, you will need to log on to your UEL account using the temporary password and choose a new password. You will need to do this before you can complete online enrolment.
When choosing your new password, please make sure it has:
- at least 8 characters
- a mix of upper and lower case
- at least one number OR special character such as #
If you need help, watch our step-by-step video or visit our Password information page to see how to reset your password and log in for the first time.
Once you have successfully changed your password you will be able to complete online enrolment.
2. Complete Online EnrolmentShow
With your student account setup, it's now time to officially become a student of the University of East London! Online enrolment involves confirmation of the details you entered on your application form, paying your tuition fees, registering your course modules and agreeing to the terms and conditions for your course of study.
If you need any support with the enrolment process view our dedicated page on how to complete online enrolment and these FAQs. You can also contact The Student Hub on +44 (0)20 8223 4444, Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.00, or log an enquiry on My Portal using your UEL student account details.
3. Apply for On-Campus AccommodationShow
Situated on the waterfront at our Docklands Campus, our modern accommodation halls are close to teaching buildings, our sport and fitness facilities, the library, student services and fun social activities. There’s excellent public transport links to help you explore the local area and more of London, plus a free and convenient inter-campus bus service to Stratford and USS Campuses. Our Halls have a 24/7 Security Reception who keep our buildings safe, plus we have a dedicated Residential Life team who are there to help you settle in and make the most of your time living on campus.
More details about room types, pricing and how to apply for Halls can be found on our accommodation pages.
4. Prepare for your studies and student lifeShow
Prepare for your studies by accessing your course information page. Simply select your course from the list, and access course specific to help you prepare for your studies. There's a welcome from your Course Leader and contact details for your tutors as well as important details about your first week and course induction. You will also be able to access resources such as your course handbook and top tips for learning!
From there you can also access Track My Future where you will find heaps of great information to help you feel prepared.
Make sure you also read your undergraduate or postgraduate handbooks which are full of useful information to help you prepare for university life.
5. Mandatory events for your diaryShow
Before you start you are required to join us on Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 May for our virtual weeklong Kickstarter event and virtual pre-arrival event on Tuesday 23 May .
These unmissable events will give you the opportunity to find out more about our approach to teaching and learning, offer visa and compliance advice, provide a chance to find out more about the university experience, access enrolment support and prepare you for your course induction.
You are also required to attend your course induction in person, on campus from Monday 29 May . You can find the details of when your course induction will take place and where, on your course information page.
Please also note these key dates and deadlines in your diary, along with the term dates.
If you're an international student, you're also invited to attend International Orientation on Wednesday 24 May.
6. Prepare to travel to campusShow
Wherever you’re joining us from, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with our campuses and plan your journey ahead of your first official day on campus on Monday 19 September for your course induction.
If you are an international student, please read our dedicated travel guidance for advice and information relating to your journey to the United Kingdom.
7. Boost your wellbeingShow
Your health and wellbeing are our priority. Help keep our community safe by committing to our UEL Community Wellness Pledge and check out our dedicated student wellbeing service.
8. Sign up for Welcome WeekShow
We're looking forward to meeting you!
During your first week, there's lots of important events to attend that will help you get your academic journey off to the right start. These events are your orientations - known as International Welcome and Welcome - and also your Induction Week (mandatory).
Keep an eye on the Student Life page for more details.
New international students
Information for our new international students including our helpful guidesView the international students page
Our guide to the enrolment process for new and returning students.Find out about enrolment
Key dates for new students relating to their first few weeks of studyView key dates
VCP's welcome message for new starters
We are looking forward to you joining our community and taking the next steps towards your ambitions.Read the message
Key Term Dates
View our academic calendars and find out about other key dates such as open days and offer holder days.Download our key academic calendars here