The University of East London

Messiah Odinma

Student Money Adviser
0208 223 6407
careleavers@uel.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 30 May 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

Welcome to the University of East London (UEL). We are proud to offer an inclusive package of support for care leavers. We want to ensure that you are supported throughout your journey at the University of East London.

To support students who have been in care, we are able to offer the following:

  • a care leaver bursary worth up to £1,500 for every year of your course;
  • priority access to the halls of residence at UEL's Docklands campus for the duration of your studies, including over the summer break;
  • specialist care leaver adviser – who can assist you with both university and local authority support;
  • access to other university bursaries, e.g. hardship bursary; dedicated drop-in for care leaver students;
  • opportunities and events throughout the year (both internally and externally); a named contact in the health and wellbeing team;
  • support with any student finance issues;
  • pre-entry university application support, subject-specific taster sessions and employability skills sessions;
  • involvement in pre-entry opportunities such as the Verbatim Formula Project (overnight residential) and after school clubs.

To find out more information about the support available to care leavers at UEL, please visit our website at: www.uel.ac.uk/care-leavers. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our care leaver adviser if you have any questions. You can contact him directly on 0208 223 6407, or at careleavers@uel.ac.uk.

Support we offer

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  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

Pre-entry information

We also have dedicated staff to help guide students, from considering an application to starting your degree. If you would like to contact our information, advice and guidance service about your university choice and course, you can reach us on 0208 223 4354 or at advisors@uel.ac.uk. Applicants aged 19+ who do not currently meet the entry requirements can access many UEL Undergraduate Degree courses through our short course New Beginnings. To find out more about New Beginnings please visit our website at: www.uel.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/new-beginnings. Care leavers aged 18 who have already been accepted onto a UEL Undergraduate Degree course are welcome to undertake New Beginnings before starting their UEL Degree course.

166 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in October 2019

Accounting and Finance Stratford Foundation
BA
Accounting and Finance Stratford Part time Foundation
BA
Advertising Docklands Foundation
BA
Advertising Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Animation Docklands Foundation
BA
Animation Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Architectural Design Technology Docklands Foundation
BSc
Architectural Design Technology Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) Docklands Foundation
BSc
Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Biochemistry Stratford Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Biochemistry Stratford Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Science Stratford Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Science Stratford Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Business Law Stratford
LLB
Business Law Stratford Part time
LLB
Business Management Stratford Foundation
BSc
Business Management Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
Chemistry Stratford Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Chemistry Stratford Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Child Psychology Stratford Foundation
BSc
Child Psychology Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
Civil Engineering Docklands Foundation
BSc
Civil Engineering Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Civil Engineering Docklands Foundation
BEng
Civil Engineering Docklands Part time Foundation
BEng
Civil Engineering Docklands
MEng
Civil Engineering Docklands Part time
MEng
Civil Engineering and Construction Management Docklands Part time Foundation
FdSc
Clinical and Community Psychology Stratford Foundation
BSc
Clinical and Community Psychology Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
FdSc
Computer Game Development Docklands Foundation
BSc
Computer Game Development Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Computer Games Design: Story Development Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Computer Science Docklands Foundation
BSc
Computer Science Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Computing for Business Docklands Foundation
BSc
Computing for Business Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Construction Management Docklands Foundation
BSc
Construction Management Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Counselling Stratford Foundation
BSc
Creative and Professional Writing Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Creative and Professional Writing Docklands Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Criminology and Criminal Justice Stratford Foundation
BA
Criminology and Criminal Justice Stratford Part time Foundation
BA
BA
Criminology and Law Stratford Part time
BA
Criminology and Psychology Stratford Part time
BA
Cyber Security & Networks Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Dance: Urban Practice Stratford Foundation
BA
Design Engineering Docklands Foundation
BEng
Design Engineering Docklands Part time Foundation
BEng
BA
Early Childhood Studies Stratford Foundation
BA
Early Childhood Studies Stratford Part time Foundation
BA
Early Childhood with CACHE Level 3 Stratford Part time Foundation
BA
Early Childhood with CACHE Level 3 Stratford Foundation
BA
Economics Stratford Foundation
BSc
Economics Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
Education Studies Stratford
BA
Education Studies Stratford Part time
BA
Engineering Management Docklands Foundation
BEng
Engineering Management Docklands Part time Foundation
BEng
Event Management Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Event Management Docklands Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Fashion Design Docklands Foundation
BA
Fashion Design Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Fashion Journalism Docklands Foundation
BA
Fashion Journalism Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Fashion Marketing Docklands Foundation
BA
Fashion Textiles Docklands Foundation
BA
Fashion Textiles Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Film Docklands Foundation
BA
Film Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Fine Art Docklands Foundation
BA
Fine Art Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
BSc
Forensic Psychology Stratford Part time
BSc
General Engineering Docklands Foundation
BEng
Graphic Design Docklands Foundation
BA
Graphic Design Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Hospitality Management Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Hospitality Management Docklands Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Human Resource Management Stratford Foundation
BSc
Human Resource Management Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
Illustration Docklands Foundation
BA
Illustration Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Interior Design Docklands Foundation
BA
International Development Docklands Foundation
BA
International Development Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
International Development with NGO Management Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Journalism Docklands Foundation
BA
Journalism Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Law Stratford Foundation
LLB
Law Stratford Part time Foundation
LLB
LLB
Law with Criminology Stratford Part time
LLB
Law with International Relations Stratford Part time
LLB
Marketing Stratford Foundation
BSc
Marketing Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
Mechanical Engineering Docklands Foundation
BEng
Mechanical Engineering Docklands Part time Foundation
BEng
MEng
Mechanical Engineering Docklands Part time
MEng
Media and Communication Docklands Foundation
BA
Media and Communication Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Media Production Docklands Foundation
BA
Media Production Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Medical Physiology Stratford Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Medical Physiology Stratford Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Music Journalism Docklands
BA
Music Journalism Docklands Part time
BA
Nursing (Adult) Stratford
BSc
Performing Arts Stratford Foundation
BA
Performing Arts Stratford Part time Foundation
BA
Pharmaceutical Science Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Pharmaceutical Science Docklands Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Pharmacology Stratford Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Pharmacology Stratford Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Photography Docklands Foundation
BA
Photography Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Physiotherapy Stratford
BSc
Podiatry Stratford
BSc
BA
Politics and International Relations Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Product Design Docklands Foundation
BSc
BSc
Professional Policing Stratford Part time
BSc
Psychology Stratford Foundation
BSc
Psychology Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
Psychosocial Theory and Practice Docklands Foundation
BA
Psychosocial Theory and Practice Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Public Health Stratford Foundation
BSc
Public Health Stratford Part time Foundation
BSc
Social Work Stratford
BA
Sociology Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Sociology Docklands Foundation
BA
Sociology with Criminology Docklands Part time
BA
Special Education Stratford
BA
Special Education Stratford Part time
BA
Sport and Exercise Science Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Sport and Exercise Science Docklands Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Sport, Physical Education and Development Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Sport, Physical Education and Development Docklands Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Sports Journalism Docklands Foundation
BA
Sports Journalism Docklands Part time Foundation
BA
Sports Therapy Docklands Foundation
BSc
Sports Therapy Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Surveying and Mapping Sciences Docklands Foundation
BSc
Surveying and Mapping Sciences Docklands Part time Foundation
BSc
Tourism Management Docklands Foundation Sandwich year
BA