UCL East


Life on Campus

Find out more about what to expect when you come to study or live on our new campus at UCL East on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford in east London.

A unique environment

Our UCL East campus offers a unique studying, living and working environment where interdisciplinary study and cross-disciplinary research can really thrive, with an emphasis on shared labs, studios and workshops, and even campus-wide modules on themes like sustainability and collaborative design. 

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park around the campus is a living landscape of biodiversity and a testbed for ground-breaking innovation, with world class sport, leisure and shopping facilities just a few minutes’ walk.

One Pool Street includes accommodation. If your UCL course is based at UCL East, follow our usual accommodation application process where halls/apartments are allocated based on applicants' preferences.

UCL East in a nutshell

  • 50+ new cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programmes, many unique to UCL
  • 9 faculties working across cutting-edge UCL schools and centres for research and innovation 
  • Growing to 4,000 students and 260 staff 
  • Sustainable, accessible and open to the public
  • Easy travel options to and from central London
  • Part of East Bank, the UK's newest culture quarter and innovation quarter, surrounded by world class sport, entertainment, shopping.

Outstanding living and learning facilities

Designed with academics and students

We have worked with our academics, students and the public to re-imagine what a university campus can be. At UCL East all our spaces and facilities are shared by faculties, providing a collaborative learning environment where different perspectives and great ideas collide, theory is turned into practice, and you can learn by doing. Sustainability and ecology are at the heart of our ways of working and our buildings. Surrounded by parkland and waterways, our UCL East campus is a living landscape that is welcoming, accessible and open to the public.

Study, work, live

Our new UCL East campus offers students the chance to study and live on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. One Pool Street includes apartments for more than 500 students, a cafe, shop, cinema, state of the art labs, workshops and studios as well as art installations and spaces for public activities.

Take a virtual tour

Watch our video for a feel of the new buildings and spaces.

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East London and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

At the heart of creativity and innovation

With excellent transport links and the green spaces for ideas to flourish, Stratford is rapidly becoming London's most exciting centre for innovation.

Renowned for creativity and innovation, east London is the fastest growing part of the UK's capital city, with its youngest population and a long legacy of cultural diversity, social change, making and manufacturing, with influences from around the world contributing to broadening minds and perspectives.

Key partner: East Bank, Here East and SHIFT

UCL is a founding partner of East Bank and the SHIFT innovation district on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and we have a base at Here East. UCL East gives us the scale and space to increase our collaboration in east London and impact both locally and globally.

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Community engagement and business partnerships 

Countless opportunities

UCL East presents countless opportunities for students, staff, the public, philanthropists and industry partners to get involved with us.

Whether you’re already part of the UCL community, or are living or working near our new east London campus, find out more. 

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