The Student Union (SU) runs many clubs and societies catering for students with wide ranging interests. From the women’s association, LGBTQ+ students’ community to the musical theatre society, there’s something for everyone. The SU also hosts many social events such as comedy nights, DJs, bands, and club nights to keep students entertained outside of their studies.
However, the SU is also a place where students can seek advice and support on a variety of issues such as housing, extenuating circumstances, study breaks, academic appeals and so on.
The team consists of three full-time officers covering Activities and Opportunities, Wellbeing and Community and Education. These officers are elected by students every year and are independent from the university, so they can truly represent the student voice.
In addition, there are six representatives for each of the academic schools working closely with the education officer as well as class representatives to raise the concerns of their course mates. Each role is vital in acknowledging student sentiments, ensuring the university keeps students at the heart of every decision.
Students were very positive about the SU team’s work, and in particular mentioned how friendly and approachable they were on campus and how the events are well organised.
Students can choose from more than 70 clubs and societies ranging from anime to American football. Students also have access to the gym, two student hubs, a range of cafes and restaurants, the SU bar and more than 16 sports clubs ranging from hockey to cheerleading - many of which take place in the iconic Olympic Park at Stratford.
While there are weekly league and club matches, students can also join on a non-competitive basis, enjoying the social benefits of the clubs.
Most societies meet regularly for socialising and training which is a great opportunity to make new friends and learn a new skill. The cheerleading team for example hosts a superbowl event in collaboration with the American football team, attracting many other UEL students to the night.
Students can also create a society of their own, demonstrating leadership skills to future employers.
East London is a vibrant, multicultural and creative hub; from independent fashion outlets in Shoreditch to curry houses on Brick Lane, there is a lot to discover. Central London is less than half an hour away on the tube while the world-class shopping facilities on offer at Westfield Stratford have everything you need including a cinema, restaurants and gym. Students will never be bored at UEL with so much to do right on their doorstep.
Plus, with global businesses and creative start-ups choosing East London as their base, the area is filled with employment opportunities and innovation. Students can feel inspired by the diversity and creativity of the area while studying at UEL. Students will never be bored at UEL as there’s always something going on nearby; from street markets, exhibitions, pop up food stalls, to plays and poetry.
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