Life at UCL East
UCL’s brand new campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London will offer a unique studying, living and working environment designed specifically for cross-disciplinary research to thrive.
This ambitious new chapter in UCL’s story reflects our vision for the future. We will equip the next generation of disruptive thinkers with valuable opportunities for collaborative exchange as they rise to meet humanity’s greatest challenges.
Why east London?
The city’s beating heart of creativity and innovation, east London has many layers of identity - of making and manufacturing, political activism, and through the influence of cultures from around the world - that will broaden out our students and staff perspectives.
We find parallels in our own UCL story that make it an area we are excited to be a part of.
Our understanding of the area’s complex history is crucial to our integration and meaningful contribution to its future, in developing new lines of research that can improve lives locally and on a global scale.
With excellent transport links and the green space for ideas to flourish, Stratford is rapidly emerging as a new centre for innovation.
Our diverse neighbourhood offers a great opportunity to innovate.
Working with local partners, we give a platform to voices that are often unheard, through collaborative research and creative practices.
Together with the V&A, Sadler’s Wells, BBC Music and UAL London College of Fashion, UCL East will play an integral part of the post-Olympics regeneration, forming cultural and educational destination, East Bank.
From philanthropic work to joint projects, we will partner with a broad spectrum of businesses - including local startups and creative businesses around the park, and major institutions of East Bank.
Explore the area
From streetfood to startups, art galleries, sports venues and markets - there’s a lot to enjoy in east London.
Our riverside location will give students and staff access to all these local attractions, feeding the imagination and giving a great opportunity to socialise.
The university campus fit for the 21st century and beyond
We are re-imagining what a university campus can be. Spaces have been designed to be shared by faculties, providing a collaborative and evolving learning environment where theory is put into practice on-site.
We will use both the buildings and the surrounding landscape to challenge our day-to-day practices to be greener, healthier and of benefit to the wider public.