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 RailLink, 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 find a stimulating diversity which adds to the enjoyment of life here. We have over 4000 international students and staff and students from over 120 countries around the world. Some facts about vibrant East London:

  • With two million people it’s a city in itself, with a rich history and a dynamic future
  • At the heart of the Thames Gateway – London’s fastest-growing region
  • Host of London’s Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 and the new Aquatic Centre
  • Enjoy spectacular views of London and beyond from Canary Wharf, then shop in the underground mall
  • With City Airport, Stratford’s Eurostar Terminal and great connections, travel couldn’t be easier
  • Shop in the famous Petticoat Lane market before enjoying the Brick Lane dining experience
  • We have Europe's largest artistic community, with venues including the Theatre Royal, Stratford Circus, the Barbican and Whitechapel Art Gallery
  • Watch Premier League football at West Ham United
  • East London is home to modern engineering marvels including the Dome and the Thames Barrier
  • Shop or relax over a coffee at St Katherine’s Dock
  • Stroll through Epping Forest, London’s largest public open space

The University offers exceptional benefits and opportunities for employees. From November 2015, new support posts will be recruited to join UEL Professional Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEL. Employees of UEL Professional Services Ltd work alongside UEL colleagues in delivery of UEL’s mission, and UEL Professional Services Ltd will adopt UEL HR policies and procedures in full. Further detail regarding employment benefits can be found at the employee benefits section of our recruitment pages.


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