Working at UEL


We aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a unique working environment which combines a tradition of academic excellence and innovation with a location at the heart of a dynamic region. We are very well connected, with the Jubilee and Central Lines, Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Elizabeth Line (opening 2019), City airport and Docklands Light Railway close to our Stratford and Docklands campuses. Neighbouring Canary Wharf, combined with the rapid development throughout East London now make this one of the most stimulating parts of London in which to live and work.

In choosing to work at UEL you will join a student population of more than 17,000 people from over 135 countries and over 1300 staff from over 66 countries.  Our campuses reflect a diverse, dynamic community.

Some facts about UEL and our local community:

  • In 2018 we were the most improved University in the UK for the quality of our student experience according to the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
  • We are one of the leading modern Universities in the UK for research
  • With two million people in East London it’s a city in itself, with a rich history and a dynamic future
  • We are at the heart of the Thames Gateway – London’s fastest-growing region
  • The O2, a short distance away is officially the world’s number one music venue
  • With City Airport, Stratford’s Eurostar Terminal and great connections, travel couldn’t be easier
  • We have Europe's largest artistic community, with venues including the Theatre Royal, Stratford Circus, the Barbican and Whitechapel Art Gallery
  • East London is home to modern engineering marvels including the Dome and the Thames Barrier

The University offers exceptional benefits and opportunities for employees.

Further detail regarding employment benefits can be found at the employee benefits section of our recruitment pages.


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