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University of East London

Passion. Courage. Inclusion.

The University of East London (UEL) is a careers-first institution with a rich history spanning over 125 years. Since 1898 we’ve been preparing students for the jobs of the future in the arts, science, technology, business, health and more.

Located in vibrant east London, our diverse community represents over 160 nationalities. 57% of our students are the first in their family to attend university, fostering a dynamic and inclusive environment with a mission to drive social mobility.

Our 'Vision 2028' strategy, launched in 2018, has put in place wide-ranging, transformative changes that emphasise inclusive education, extensive collaboration and an innovative culture. With increasing student numbers, pioneering courses, ongoing investments, and diverse partnerships, UEL is on an exciting journey. We’re inviting staff to contribute to our mission and be part of meaningful change.

UEL fosters a professional and positive work environment, empowering a dynamic, diverse, collaborative and creative team. Our culture is driven by strong values that encourage change, innovation and effective inter-department and inter-school collaboration. We prioritise staff wellbeing, as evidenced by our Mental Health Charter Award, and we embrace hybrid and flexible working patterns.

The university's commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion is demonstrated through our achievements and awards, including the Athena SWAN Bronze award, Disability Confident status, and Race Equality Charter Bronze award. Recognised by Stonewall, we hold Silver School Champion and Employer awards, reflecting our dedication to LGBTQ+ equality. The 2023 Times Social Inclusion ranking placed UEL 1st in London for social inclusion and 12th nationally.

UEL's culture is rooted in inclusivity, welcoming over 2,000 staff from 67 countries. Our collaborative approach creates a supportive and innovative work environment, and our commitment to career development ensures growth opportunities for employees. Renovated workspaces and updated teaching facilities showcase our dedication to providing an evolving and innovative space. An example of this is our investment of £10.3m into our new Hospital & Primary Care Training Hub, where students can now use AR & VR technology to support their learning before embarking on their placements with our NHS partners.

UEL's comprehensive staff benefits package reflects our commitment to being a compassionate and principled employer. Our 'Total Reward Deal' goes beyond financial incentives, addressing material, professional, and personal needs. It includes a competitive Shared Success Award, pay-scale increases, promotion opportunities, enhanced annual leave, pensions, gym membership, health plans, retail offers, and flexible working. The package supports personal motivation, development opportunities, a healthy work/life balance, and clear performance management.

Join us on this ambitious trajectory and contribute to meaningful change in a rewarding, welcoming and inspiring workplace.

Key Facts

  • We employ over 2,000 staff from 67 countries.
  • We are based in a vibrant east London location with two campuses in Stratford and one in Docklands.
  • Just 20 minutes from central London
  • Over 40,000 total students from over 160 different countries
  • Ranked number 1 in the UK for addressing inequalities (2nd in the world) by the Times Higher Education Global Impact Ranking, 2020
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher University of the Year 2023.

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