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Build your career, follow your passion, be inspired by our environment of success.


The University of East London (UEL) is taking a unique approach to higher education, offering a careers-first education to our students, and facilitating employer access to the best talent - wherever it is found. We prepare our students for the careers and opportunities of the future, as we drive forward that future inclusively and sustainably.

UEL is proud to be one of the most diverse and vibrant universities in the global capital. Our pioneering vision is making a significant, positive impact to the communities we serve, inspiring both our staff and students to reach their full potential. We know there are challenges to be faced - we are geographically anchored in a region with the highest levels of health inequality, air pollution and child poverty in Europe. But UEL is also a global gateway to an area of London with one of the youngest, fast growing, and most diverse populations in the world. UEL has the opportunity, the ambition and the vision to change our world for the better.

We are looking for forward-thinking, innovative, curious, self-aware people who are passionate about making a positive difference and who will thrive in an inclusive, diverse and dynamic University community. We are a global family with over 160 nationalities represented in our student body and over 35 academic partners around the world. As one of the most socially inclusive and international universities, comprising one of the most diverse staff populations in the UK (50% of our professoriate identify from global ethnic majority backgrounds), we are hugely proud of our track record in reducing inequalities (ranked 1st in London for social inclusion in The Times Social Inclusion rankings 2023), social mobility (ranked 8th in England by the Sutton Trust), and our commitment to social justice is at the heart of our strategic plan, Vision 2028.

Five years into Vision 2028's implementation, we've made huge strides, and had incredible impact, contributing £814 million annually to the UK economy, reducing our CO2 emissions more than any other modern university in London, and working with close to 3,000 active employer partners every year (an 850% increase since the start of Vision 2028).

As we expand and capitalise on this success, we are building an unparallelled environment where colleagues are supported to achieve, and our community can flourish and thrive. We are an accredited Investor in People Award Institution and have achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. UEL has been an accredited Living Wage Employer since 2013 and has no statistically significant gender pay gap - a particularly notable achievement compared to the average 12% gender pay gap for the higher education sector. We were one of the first five universities to be granted the Mental Health Charter in recognition of our sector-leading support for students and staff. With Athena Swan Awards, and being one of a small number of universities to have achieved the Race Equality Charter Award, we continue on our journey to address and reduce barriers to opportunity.

As part of the University's commitment to enhance the environment and conditions to enable staff to flourish at work, we offer an innovative package of incentives called the Total Reward Deal. This includes pay incentives through Shared Success Awards, a one-stop learning portal and comprehensive new curriculum for career development and role-based learning, a flexible benefit offering and online platform with a wide range of retail benefits, and new ways of working to ensure balance between organisational need, productivity and staff wellbeing.

So, if you are looking to build your career in a dynamic, inclusive and performance-focused team and are inspired by our environment and drive for success, we want you to apply to join the University of East London. We are looking for inspirational individuals who have a passion for making a positive difference to people and the planet, creating a more sustainable future for everyone.

What our staff say:

“About 20 years ago, I worked part-time at the Docklands Library, assisting students like me and my peers in West Philly with finding resources to support their studies. The part-time role enabled me to spend time with my young son while developing my management skills running the library services. As my son got older, I left University of East London to gain experience at other institutions around London then returned two years ago to take on the role of Director of Library, Archives and Learning Services. When I started the role, I was the only BAME director of an academic library in the UK; I am now one of two BAME directors with Masud Khokhar, Director of Library and Archives at University of York.”

Regina Everitt, Director of Library And Learning Services

What our students say:

“As I did my 3 years Bachelors course with this university, it has been an amazing experience staying with UEL, especially when you are an international student and you know that you need to cope with a lot of things like work, where you need to maintain your 20-hour work shift; your studies; your projects and everything. Choosing UEL literally helped me with all of these aspects and with UEL having a Centre for Student Success, employment hubs and Career Zones, helps you throughout your way to finish your journey. They also help you write your own CV, develop interview skills and personal 1-1 meetings. Having such helpful people around you makes your journey quite easy to finish.” 

Dhara Parekh, MSc Computer Science


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