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The University of East London has two campuses with plans to open an additional in the near future. The university has more than 130 programmes on offer to the 28,000 students that call UEL their home. The Stratford Campus plays host to the Schools of Education, Sport and Psychology. The larger campus in Docklands is where students of the Arts, Business, Architecture, Law and Social Sciences are mainly based.
The Students' Union (UELSU) runs the social scene on campus with plenty of parties, karaoke nights, guest DJs and places to chill out and have a drink and a game of pool with mates. The Students' Union is host to many sports clubs and societies and has a range of volunteering opportunities that include growing food, helping the elderly, working with animals, fundraising for charities and community clean-up days.
The University of East London invested greatly in the London 2012 Olympics and aims to be the best London university for sport by 2015 with the development of various programmes and facilities which has recently included the new sports centre, SportsDock' on the Docklands Campus. Facilities in SportsDock include two sports arenas, two basketball courts, cricket bays, five-a-side pitches, ten badminton courts, a gym and a café. Other facilities included in the £170 million investment are 24/7 libraries and IT facilities, accommodation and new buildings, one of which is home to the Cass School of Education and Communities.
The university is well situated to transport links for those that want to venture from campus to areas such as Brick Lane, the West End, Soho and famous shopping centres including Westfield and Bluewater. For those who want to stay put, the campuses provide cafés, shops, a laundrette, chaplaincy, childcare facilities, restaurants and several places to chill out with friends.
For those with a desire to start up on their own there are plenty of avenues to explore within the university's entrepreneurship offering such as modules and volunteering in your chosen area, joining the Entrepreneurship Society which has input from the Employability and Enterprise office, pitching your business ideas to a team to win as much as £30,000 investment and making use of the Knowledge Dock which offers advice, personal space for setting up your business and development of your skills. Additionally the Petchey Centre for Entrepreneurship can give students access to industry and state of the art facilities and training.
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Mostly pretty good. Some things to do with my program of study (computing and business) could be a lot better organised. Doesn't have the nightlife you would expect for London but genuinely nice campus. Exams and coursework were fair and facilities good.
Overall a good university. Main advantage is good teaching and lecturers. Library is open 24/7. Wifi is available across campus. A gym is also on site. Selection of places to eat is somewhat limited. Part time work is easy because it's London!
good university as far as academics and course. Internet can't be faulted. The lack of a real campus vibe let's UEL down. Small airport next to campus so great if your a plane spotter. Societies need to be advertised more.
Brilliant small university environment, lovely place to study. Being at UEL has brought me independence as well as friends for life. Campus is a bit quiet but halls are pretty good as you get a great view of London. Free uni bus. Course was a lot of pressure but organised and support tutors in library really help. library open till late for last minute which helps.
About to finish my Msc at UEL and it's been a mixed bag. Societies are a bit limited to be honest but opportunity for volunteering. Careers service is pretty good always on at you. The nightlife in Stratford is alright if you can afford it. The University itself is nice, new looking. The course I did in theory was good. Lot of good lectures but you have to put the work in.
I studied Social work and enjoyed my course. The University of East London is known as a vocational university, meaning that they provide plenty of opportunities for students to gain practical work experience as well as study. They also run graduate and job opportunity fairs through the year. There are also many societies that the university offers, and the sports facilities are outstanding. There is a free bus service between the two campus. WiFi and I.T were excellent. It was an amazing opportunity to meet people from so many different parts of the world. A very enriching experience.
I am in my final year of LLB degree. I received huge support from lecturers and the administration. I was always encouraged to join law societies which are very organised and well maintained. The course structure was also very clear and easy to follow. Overall, a very pleased student !
The west halls are truly awful and I'm yet to meet anyone who disagrees. Right opposite London city airport so you're woken up at 8am most mornings by the sound of airplanes landing/taking off, which also fills your room with the smell of aviation fuel (this usually goes on all day with about 1min intervals of silence inbetween) the rooms are horribly designed & cramped with insufficient storage space. We've had constant problems with the fire alarms going off for no reason. The epay system does not work so every month you receive threatening letters saying you have been fined for not paying rent. Furthermore the residential services just don't seem that bothered about finding a solution to any problems you have. The list goes on.... that said they are definitely just about managable for your first year but you do feel like you're being ripped off every day and it can get a bit depressing. I have however been thoroughly pleased my course so far.
Awful university. Teaching is diabolical, support is terrible, the subject material is pure tedium. Do not study business management here, do not study anything here. If your field of work doesn't require a degree, do not waste your time. This university is not worth the £9,000 a year fees. It isn't worth anything but they are happy to lie to you, to get your money and when you realise you have been shafted it is too late to do anything. I'm just going to disappear and not pay back the student loans, this university is pure awful and it should be shut down and sued for the awful practices it employs. Wifi and internet are good tho.
Facilities are great. However I have had a extremely awful experience in terms of enrolling onto my course. Staff do not communicate well, knowledge is also lacking in terms of enrollment processes between departments. I have been back and forth like 4 times and cannot see any positive outcome in this. Spent quite a bit of Money going back and forth and issues with fees are still not sorted. No named person to contact. Very sad as I was thinking about offering work placements within my organisation but am not confident enough with what I have personally experienced. Hope the rest of my course is OK as £8000 is a lot of money to pay out and not get at least a good service if not excellent :( not happy been away for 2 years and was hoping that coming back as a graduate things had become more efficient. Doesn't seem so. However please note this is my personal experience and other may have had a better one than mine.
Residential services of the uni are the worst people to deal with any problems at all. They make it clear that the university cares only about money and does NOT take any care into the well being of its students. Health and safety is at a low, staff very unhelpful and threaten you if you do not pay due to unsatisfactory services. There maintenance workers are also incompetent letting the same problems occur again and again. I therefore would not suggest staying in halls here - NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
They came out with my results late which meant I lost my places in all universities to do my masters. I am now working full time and my degree means nothing. Thanks to uel for wasting 3 years of my life and ruining my future