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Life at UCL East

Join us as we explore some of the highlights of our new campus in Stratford. We'll show you what to expect when you come to study, live or work with us.

Welcome

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.

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UCL East interior architectural render of a lab space.

Study

Our hands-on degree programmes will equip students with multidisciplinary skills they need for a changing world. With an emphasis on the environment, cutting-edge digital technology and entrepreneurship, students will actively contribute to emerging fields of research.

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Live

This world-class academic hub will sit alongside contemporary student accommodation that will provide, from 2022 onwards, an exciting new student living experience in London’s vibrant east end.

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Work

Staff will enjoy a range of benefits including professional development through coaching and mentoring schemes, health and wellbeing support, and social clubs and networking opportunities.

Why east London?

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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.

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With excellent transport links and the green space for ideas to flourish, Stratford is rapidly emerging as a new centre for innovation.


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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.

Architectural render of East Bank exterior.

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.


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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.

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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.

Living Lab

Not only will we use our buildings as a test-bed for sustainable initiatives we'll engage with the natural world beyond, through projects including bat boxes to monitor activity across the Olympic park.

Public engagement

We are committed to co-designing projects that respond to the needs of local communities in the Olympic boroughs.

Our schools and centres will create innovative ways for students and community organisations to engage with each other, including through research.

Sustainable education

While some postgraduate modules will be specific to the subject, every course at UCL East will have sustainability embedded in its teaching using the UN's sustainable development goals to drive work with real-world impact.

Smart campus

With green roofs, water-saving tech and passive heat and light solutions, the campus uses the latest sustainable practices.

It's smart too - with devices across site, including bird boxes, connected via the Internet of Things, providing data we can learn from to improve the way we work.