The University of East London is a careers-first university driven by a commitment to ensure our graduates are first choice for employers. We focus on innovative, practical, career-focused teaching that gives our students the skills and creativity to be adaptable to a changing world.
Whether you have a career path in mind or want to keep your options open, we’ll help you find opportunities to stand out and boost your employability. As the leading careers university, we know exactly how to give you a head start!
We work with industry
We collaborate closely with industry to design courses and education models that increase your employability and meet the needs of future employers.
Our degrees are taught by academics with years of industry experience. Many of our courses are recognised as industry standard and hold accreditations from professional bodies and external organisations, so businesses will instantly recognise your qualification.
Whatever your ambitions, we are here to help you turn them into reality. Use our innovative Career Coach tool to discover what careers and courses best suit you.
Prepare for your future career
Your career starts with creating connections. At the University of East London, we'll introduce you to our networks and help you find incredible opportunities. If you want to explore the industry outside East London and experience a new culture, join us on a field trip.
We've taken groups of our students to the Caribbean, India, Sweden, and more. All your experiences will teach you to solve challenges facing businesses and discover where you belong in industry.
Speaking of going places, our 'Career Passport' provides proof of each skill you've mastered. Some of these skills are validated externally by major corporations, such as Microsoft and Amazon.
Whilst 'Mental Wealth' guarantees you leave us with more than just academic expertise. You'll become the person who stands out at job interviews and makes an impression at assessment centres for graduate schemes.
Fit for the future
All our subjects are connected to 'career zones'. These focus on different areas of growth, from AI and technology to health and justice.
Whatever course you pick, we’ll help you develop a set of skills fit for careers of the future. To boost your employability, we’ll show you how to apply your knowledge to industry challenges.
Our graduates go on to work for leading employers around the world. You'll find University of East London alumni at organisations including:
- J.P. Morgan
- Arts Council
Be your own boss
If you're interested in starting a business, we can support you with that too! To add more depth to your learning, you'll visit leading organisations on our doorstep, and we'll bring industry experts to campus or to your digital classroom to work with you directly.
No matter what you study, you'll benefit from a work-based project or networking opportunity.
The Career Zone platform prepares students and graduates for career success.
Explore your career
Career Coach is an online resource that gives you access to specific careers, job roles, potential wages and available jobs.
Be your own boss
The Student Enterprise team support you to hone a range of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to turn your ideas into income generating ventures.
Learn how you can get in touch with employers at UEL.
Career coaching and mentoring
Benefit from career planning and preparation with our coaches; get the best advice from professionals in your sector with our mentoring programmes.
At UEL, volunteering gives students opportunities to enhance their employability and their resilience for a changing world of work.
Work while you study
A placement is an opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree. Find out the placement options available to you.