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BA (Hons) Events Management
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From a birthday party to a music festival or a product launch to the World Cup final, memorable events make life special and take planning, skill and, above all, creativity.
Our BA Event Management degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in a vibrant industry that contributes an estimated £36 billion to the UK economy.
At UEL you'll be learning just a few miles from some of the capital’s most famous venues – including the Excel Centre, O2 Arena and the Olympic stadium - and learning in London gives you access to some of the most exciting cultural pioneers in the world. Take a look at our own guide to East London to see what's nearby!
The course is designed with your career in mind; it is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and you'll benefit from placements and guest lectures held with industry leaders across the capital.
What makes this course different
Optional placement year available
90% of our graduates go in employment or further education (DLHE, 2016/2017)
Make the most of London
You’ll be studying in one of the best locations in the world for the events management business, and you’ll enjoy fact-finding trips to some of the capital’s most iconic locations as part of the course, from the ExCel Centre to the Olympic Park.
Study work-based projects, learn from guest speakers, visit exciting events organisations throughout the capital and build your professional portfolio.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
The course covers a wide range of topics that are essential for a career in events management, as well as broader themes in business management that will root your understanding of events in the wider business environment, helping you to remain flexible in the job market and contribute more to your employer.
The first year is focused on building your key skills in events management while cementing the basics of good business, such as people management and marketing.
In the second year, you will study core modules that cover different practical aspects of event planning, including design and theming, finance, law and leadership. You will also have the chance to choose from a number of optional modules that allow you to focus on themes such as e-business, destination marketing, social media or food and beverage management. You will also have the option of undertaking a work-based project that takes the form of a real internship at an events organisation.
The third year is the overseas placement year for International Events students or the final year for those taking the core BA degree programme. In this year you will focus on an individual Research Project, Consultancy Project or Enterprise Project (for Event Entrepreneur students), giving you the chance to apply your skills to a practical project of your choice. You will also study core modules covering innovation and enterprise, conferences, sports and event tourism, and event contracts with further optional modules to choose from.
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- Core Modules
Developing Academic SkillsClose
Developing Academic Skills
The main aim of this module is to equip you and develop the academic skills necessary to study at an HEI. This includes an introduction to the structure of higher education and also the learning and study skills necessary to produce quality pieces of work.
Developing Academic LiteracyClose
Developing Academic Literacy
The aim of this module is for you to develop confidence and autonomy through ‘learning by doing’ process. It will help you develop your academic literacy, appropriate academic voice and skills and to express argument(s) by using credible academic sources. Additionally, it helps you to apply theoretical concepts/positions in their coursework and also to demonstrate these properly in written form. It is also designed to ensure you understand the concept of academic integrity and associated protocols and the use of Word and referencing tools such as Endnote.
Introduction to the Experience and Visitor EconomyClose
Introduction to the Experience and Visitor Economy
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the size, structure and characteristics of three of the major 'Experience Industries' - Hospitality, Events and Tourism - and raise awareness of the career opportunities within each industry. This module forms a foundation of knowledge that is further developed in the successive academic years in a more detailed analysis. Hospitality, Events and Tourism are distinct industries within the experience and visitor economy and are thus inextricably linked. This module seeks to examine the links between these industries and analyse their interdependent nature. For example, an international event will attract in-bound tourists who will seek local accommodation, food and drink during their stay. It is important that you can identify and understand the characteristics and interdependence of these industries in order to prepare for you future employability.
Communication Management in Hospitality, Events and TourismClose
Communication Management in Hospitality, Events and Tourism
It is crucial for service and experience centred businesses to be able to effectively communicate what they do to a range of stakeholders, including their potential audiences and customers. This module will – after first introducing you to basic marketing theory – focus on communications in relation to hospitality, events and tourism. The module will give you a solid understanding of various communication strategies and approaches – including a wide selection of promotional tools. The module will further emphasise the importance of understanding the needs and wants of the audience, so that appropriate content can be generated, and so that suitable messages are communicated using the most appropriate channels and platforms. By completing this module, you will gain a deeper understanding of communications, and the central role marketing communications play in the experience economy.
The Customer ExperienceClose
The Customer Experience
This module will introduce you to the role and importance of customer service and experience within hospitality, events and tourism. You will have a broad introduction to customer care and service quality within these industries and explore the relationship between customer care, service quality, customer satisfaction and financial success.
Employability in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)Close
Employability in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)
The main aim of this module is to familiarise you with the qualities required to identify, secure and retain graduate employment in the dynamic and customer centric industries of Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management. You will gain an understanding of the skills essential to working in the HET Industries to impact positively on the customer, ways of building relationships with customers and influencing positive experiences for the customer and business. This seeks to identify and meet the "soft-skills" and work readiness skills that most employers demand.
- Core Modules
Personal Skills for Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)Close
Personal Skills for Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)
The aim of this module is to equip you with an understanding of the importance of continual self-evaluation, personal development and skills necessary to progress in your professional life to ensure a minimal gap in the academia and industry skills requirements. It sets the base for personal skills audit and SWOT analysis of skills essential for and transferable to the HET Industries thus increasing one’s future saleability through a strong skills base for the experience industry.
The Business Environment for Hospitality, Events and TourismClose
The Business Environment for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
The aim of this module is for you to investigate the business environment in which the events, hospitality and tourism industries operate in. It considers and evaluates appropriate elements of policy, law and practice within each of these service-based industries, including commercial, public and voluntary sectors. The module will detail how providers respond to and reconcile both commercial demand and social need in relation to market segments.
Introduction to People, Organisations and ManagementClose
Introduction to People, Organisations and Management
The module introduces you to the variety of work organisations in the Hospitality, Tourism and Events environments, and the various forms they take as well as understand and explore different approaches to the management of people within organisations and the consequences for employers and employees. It will equip you with the necessary skills to understand the human resources process and requirements within the experience and visitor economy.
Understanding Hospitality, Event and Tourism ExperiencesClose
Understanding Hospitality, Event and Tourism Experiences
This module allows you to build work-based skills in hospitality, event and/or tourism management that are underpinned with relevant theory. It opens with an introduction to key design and experience theories and concepts such as: the experience economy; service encounters; experience escapes; the tourist gaze; co-creation; and symbolic interactionism. You will examine key management functions and consider these in the context of specific hospitality, events or tourism, in an authentic experiential setting.
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Service and Experience Marketing
In this module you will learn about a range of concepts, tools and techniques that will both broaden and deepen your understanding of service and experience related marketing principles – with an emphasis on the importance of authenticity and earning the trust of the customer. Key areas of study include the marketing mix for services, target markets and segmentation, marketing planning, branding and positioning, marketing communications (including digital), and experiential strategy.
The Event Industry: Concepts and ApproachesClose
The Event Industry: Concepts and Approaches
This module sets out to develop the planning, decision-making, negotiation and communication skills needed to effectively manage, within the event sector. It considers the various elements of the events industry from its structure to impacts as well as ways of mitigating and balancing the impacts. It will also provide an overview of the array of opportunities available in the events organisation management environment, and the skills required to work in the events industry which may draw on some elements of the Mental Wealth module.
- Core Modules
Principles of Event Theming and DesignClose
Principles of Event Theming and Design
This event module explores the role of design in events, introducing an understanding and application of what design is, design principles, design concepts, operational design, theming, staging, and production. The module will reflect on design at events as a management tool. Drawing upon experience ideas (imagineering) and frameworks (experience realms) you will, through experiential study and visit (s) to events, analyse event settings and environments and explore the impact these have on attendees. The module aims to teach you fundamental skills needed for the development of designs (visual and thematic) for events.
Finance for Hospitality, Events and TourismClose
Finance for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
This module is aimed at those of you who are not majoring in accounting or finance but who are studying accounts and finance as part of their programme and is particularly focused on the Experience Economy cluster – Hospitality, Events and Tourism industries. It aims to ensure you understand and are able to construct a set of financial statements, evaluate performance, and have an understanding of planning and control frameworks as well as develop your understanding of the concepts, principles and ethical considerations on which good financial decisions are based.
Leadership in Hospitality, Events and TourismClose
Leadership in Hospitality, Events and Tourism
The aim of this module is for you to examine theories and practices related to effective leadership within Hospitality, Events and Tourism. You will cover a range of different leadership theories and their relevance to, and impacts upon, organisations and employees. The module is designed to further support your development as an effective manager through the critical analysis of current theories and practices associated with leadership in the challenging environments faced by the fast-changing make-up of hospitality, events and tourism organisations.
Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)Close
Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)
The module builds on the mental wealth level 4 module and is designed to expand your awareness and development of transferable skills required for your future career in their respective experience industries. This includes producing CVs and covering letters, constructing a professional development plan and reflecting on current professional skills as well as identifying areas of development and creating a career development plan. The module introduces you to the importance of understanding careers in the HET industries and the link to your academic studies.
Celebration, Ritual and Culture in the Events IndustryClose
Celebration, Ritual and Culture in the Events Industry
This module will enable you to think critically about the role and context of celebration events in a range of cultural, national, political, religious, spiritual and social environments and equip you with the skills to exhibit ritual and culture inherent in such events. You will plan, design and manage an exhibition for a celebration event to facilitate a practice-based understanding of event management practices. As part of this module you will apply the principles of event project management by staging an exhibition on-campus. The live event project will showcase your ability to represent the vital part celebrations play in the cultural elements of different societies. Together with module TM4### The Event Industry: Concepts and Approaches, this set of two modules will fuel your academic, personal and professional development, and give you the confidence in appreciating the challenges and complexities of working in events. As a result you will be able to address specific types of events of significance to people, populations and places, such as national day events, festivals, carnivals, sport events, weddings, birth and death – to enhance your awareness of difference and diversity in culturally-oriented events.Optional Modules
Professional Development in Practice - InternshipClose
Professional Development in Practice - Internship
This module provides you with the opportunity to engage directly with industry through volunteering initiatives and short internships. It therefore offers you the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed through your first year of study as you strive to become professional, employable graduates.
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Food and Beverage Management
This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand the key issues associated with the organisation and operation of food and beverage services as they apply to experience economy. Key management skills developed include costing and control, waste management and the impact of managing multicultural workforces. It also considers how food and beverage concepts and principles are transferrable across a range of experience economy environments.
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Hospitality Management and Service Delivery
All managers in the hospitality industry need to be able to understand, analyse and improve the processes for which they are responsible. In order to be able to do this effectively they need to understand the nature and purpose of the service concept and the ways processes and people deliver this. This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand and evaluate the key issues associated with the operational management of hospitality environments and their associated service provided. Students will gain insights into key aspects of the management of a service delivery with a view to meeting and exceeding expectations of both business and leisure customers. In addition, standard operating procedures will enable the development of consistent standards and the monitoring of the performance of operational staff.
This module builds on previously acquired marketing knowledge. The overall aim of the module is to develop your critical understanding of the principles and processes of marketing as they apply to destinations, as well as examining marketing issues that are specific to tourism destinations. Key areas of study include the characteristics of destination management and marketing organisations, destination branding, destination marketing for crisis management, marketing communications for destinations (including digital), and the evaluation of destination marketing campaigns. By the end of this module you will not only have an enhanced theoretical understanding of key issues relating to destination marketing, but also the ability to put theory into practice.
- Optional Modules
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
- Core Modules
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE)Close
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE)
The major part of this module is devoted towards the planning, management and staging of a live event. This module will require you to work in teams with allocated roles and responsibilities. It considers the development of the events industry and its increasingly innovative approach to the selection of appealing environments to stage its activities. It considers each aspect of the client relationship from the brief, proposal, budget, planning, implementing, feedback and review processes.
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Sport and Event Tourism
This module will enable you to critically examine sport events as a tourist activity from a fan's, spectator's and tourist's perspective. The module draws on a range of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to allow you to discuss the importance of sport and sport events for the tourism industry. You will produce a feasibility study for a destination by assessing its potential to host sport event-related tourism to facilitate a practice-based understanding of sport tourism planning, development and management. As part of this module you will inspect sport and event tourism from a political, economic, social and business perspectives, and evaluate its positive and negative impacts. The applied project will showcase your ability to research a contemporary or 'live' issue for the management of this changing, challenging and complex sector. The module will help you focus upon the planning and operational elements of sport and event tourism, ensuring you have a relevant theoretical and practical application of sport and event tourism in developed and developing nations. Thus fuelling your academic, personal and professional development, and give you the confidence to debate and discuss the importance of sport and event tourism to people, places and populations. As a result you will be able to respond to a range of planning and operational needs of sport and event tourism, and develop such skills as assertiveness, negotiation and problem-solving for future work in tourism and related industries.
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Financial and Revenue Management
This module introduces you to Corporate Financial Management, Corporate Accounting as well as Revenue Management as a continuation from the Level 5 Module - Finance for Hospitality, Events and Tourism. Revenue management will consider the main revenue streams of a business, customer relationship management, pricing and distribution strategies as well as various market segments within the experience industries to maximise revenue. As an element of this module, you will analyse the performance of contemporary businesses, and evaluate the revenue management practices employed, using your critical and analytical skills to recommend better practices that will ultimately improve their profits.
The overall aim of this module is to ensure that you develop your critical thinking skills, methodological awareness and analytical ability through the process of proposing, planning, managing and completing a research project.
The project is an excellent opportunity for you to focus on an aspect of your chosen field that you are particularly interested in, and it is especially valuable if you wish to work in a specific sub-sector – and it also helps prepare you for postgraduate studies.
The project is individual and based on a research question chosen by you, focusing on an aspect relating to your respective degree programme within Hospitality, Events and/or Tourism. The research project tests your ability to work independently, and it should have a strategic element (for example solving a problem, critically investigating a management issue, or testing a specific theory), and it may be based on secondary and/or primary research.
The project may be undertaken as a traditional dissertation, or in the form of a consultancy project. The taught part of the module includes guidance on how to frame a research topic or consultancy project, developing a research question and objectives, completing a literature review and research design, and how to choose appropriate forms of analysis. During the research process, you will critically engage with literature on your chosen topic, formulate valid aims and objectives, evaluate methodological approaches, plan and execute appropriate data collection, select relevant modes of analysis and develop strong arguments that address the research question and objectives originally posed. Overall, the module aims to develop your independent research skills to allow you to be confident researchers – which is an invaluable asset, wherever your future career path will take you.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Experience Economy (Tourism, Hospitality & Events Industries)Close
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Experience Economy (Tourism, Hospitality & Events Industries)
The module will develop your understanding of the unique production - consumption characteristics in the experience economy and the implications for entrepreneurship and innovation. You will develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to conceive, develop and communicate a business proposal in the light of emerging market trends, technological change and new developments in the tourism, hospitality and events industries.
Exploring Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)Close
Exploring Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)
This module aims to provide you with the necessary skills that bridge your academic gains into the workplace. This is completed through examination of and participating in various types of recruitment methods such as Assessment Centre; to assess and develop the soft skills that make them more marketable, ready and sustainable for the industrial revolution.
HOW YOU'LL LEARN
We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We’re an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that. Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience. As well as traditional seminars and lectures, you’ll have the chance to go on field trips across London, learn from guest speakers and gain useful, practical experience.
Ultimately, events management should be fun and give you the chance to express your creative ideas in a professional environment – we want your student experience to be as great as your future customers' will be.
When you begin this course you’ll join a cosmopolitan community of students in small classes to learn the fundamentals of the subject through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. In addition to formal teaching time, you’ll be expected to put in independent study to enhance your learning, supported by our online digital materials, handbooks, notes and other resources.
You’ll also take part in debates and, of course, attend lots of events to see first-hand how professional event managers operate.
You’ll be able to visit iconic venues such as the Olympic stadium, Kensington Palace, the O2 Arena and many others to build your practical knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of the event professional’s role.
And when you’re not observing professionals in action, we’ll be bringing them to you with a programme of regular guest speakers who will keep you informed and inspire you for the career that lies ahead of you.
HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED
- Year 1 - 100% coursework;
- Year 2 - 95% coursework, 5% examination;
- Year 3 - 80% coursework, 20% practical.
CAMPUS and FACILITIES
Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD
Our campus and the surrounding area
Our waterfront campus in the historic Royal Docks provides a modern, well-equipped learning environment.
Join us and you'll be able to make the most of our facilities including contemporary lecture theatres and seminar rooms, art studios and exhibition spaces, audio and visual labs and a multimedia production centre.
Features include our 24/7 Docklands library, our £21m SportsDock centre, a campus shop and bookstore, the Children's Garden Nursery, cafés, eateries, a late bar, plus Student Union facilities, including a student lounge.
University of East London is one of the few London universities to provide on campus accommodation. Our Docklands Campus Student Village houses close to 1,200 students from around the world. We are well connected to central London and London City Airport is just across the water. We also run a free bus service that connects Docklands with Stratford campuses.
WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE
The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.
Lynthon is a senior lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Events ManagementSee full profile
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The course gave me a great understanding of, not only the nuts and bolts of the industry through subjects such as accounting, finance and marketing, but also the opportunity to develop the practical skills of planning and delivering an event. I found work at some of London's most iconic venues and events including a Manager role at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. My lecturer also secured myself and some colleagues the opportunity to work at New York Fashion Week. Something I will never forget!"
BA (Hons) Events Management
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
The event industry is thriving. Social events like music festivals, pop-up shops and street food markets have never been more popular, while formal gatherings like weddings, conferences and congregations will always be in demand.
The service sector is the largest sector in the world’s economy and short of good quality managers - exactly the skills gap that this course is designed to fill The course will give you the skills and experience you need to implement large-scale events, while giving you the industry contacts and guidance that will help you make the first step into a rewarding career.
The course's International Events pathway gives you an opportunity to experience events management overseas and spend an entire year on placement, equipping you for an international-facing role.
Whichever path you take, this accredited course will thoroughly prepare you for a challenging role in a competitive industry. We place emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, allowing you to develop a wide range of employability skills through experience and training. We also have a superb employability team that works with students to find placements, projects, graduate schemes and full-time employment, combining careers advice with practical training in interview techniques and CV writing.
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.
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(g) Incorporate existing arrangements or practice.
No variation or amendment to these Terms of Admittance may be made without our prior written agreement. In the event that we agree to transfer you to an alternative programme of study, the transfer will be considered to be a variation to the Terms of Admittance, which shall otherwise remain in full force and existence.
If we revise the Terms of Admittance, we will publish the amended Terms of Admittance by such means as we consider reasonably appropriate.;We will use reasonable endeavours to give you notice of any changes before they take effect.
11) Data Protection
UEL is committed to adhering to its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and will act as a Data Controller when it processes your personal data. You can find our registration to the Data controller register on ico.org.uk.
UEL processes your personal data fulfil its contractual and legal obligations to students. Personal data that we process about you includes:
- Your contact details and other information submitted during the application and enrolment processes;
- Details of courses, modules, timetables and room bookings, assessment marks and examinations related to your study;
- Financial and personal information collected for the purposes of administering fees and charges, loans, grants, scholarships and hardship funds;
- Photographs, and video recordings for the purpose of recording lectures, student assessment and examinations and for the purposes of university promotion that is in our legitimate interest but still fair to you;
- Information about your engagement with the University such as attendance data and use of electronic services such as Moodle, Civitas and YourTutor;
- Contact details for next of kin to be used in an emergency;
- Details of those with looked after status or those who have left the care system for the provision of support;
- Information related to the prevention and detection of crime and the safety and security of staff and students, including, but not limited to, CCTV recording and data relating to breaches of University regulations;
This is not an exhaustive list, for further information please refer to our fair processing notice pages on uel.ac.uk. In all of its data processing activities, UEL is committed to ensuring that the personal data it collects stores and uses will be processing in line with the data protection principles which can be summarised as:
- Being processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
- Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes;
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary;
- Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
- Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary;
- Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal information;
- Be accountable for, and be able to demonstrate compliance with, the six principles above.
You must ensure that:
- All personal data provided to UEL is accurate and up-to-date. You must ensure that changes of address etc. are notified to the Student Hub.
- Students who use UEL's computing facilities may process personal data as part of their studies. If the processing of personal data takes place, students must take responsibility for that processing activity to ensure that it in line with the data protection principles above.
- Students who are undertaking research projects using personal data must ensure that:
- The research subject is informed of the nature of the research and is given a copy of UEL's Fair Processing Notice and this Data Protection Policy.
12) Legal basis for use of data
By agreeing to these Terms of Admittance and enrolling at UEL, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of a contract for the use of your personal data relating to your enrolment, and if appropriate, registration and ongoing participation on a programme of study. Your personal or special category data will be collected, processed, published and used by UEL, its online learning and teaching services and/or its partners and agents in ways which support the effective management of UEL and your programme of study, to allow for the delivery of bursary schemes and to support improvements to student experience and progression, and are consistent with:
The terms of the Data Protection Act 2018;
Any notification submitted to the Information Commissioner in accordance with this legislation; and compliance with any other relevant legislation.
You have fundamental rights associated with how organisations use your personal data. Further information on data protection and use of your personal data can be found in our Data Protection Policy and on uel.ac.uk.
13) Intellectual property
You are entitled to the intellectual property rights created during your time studying at UEL that would belong to you under the applicable law. There are some programmes where the assignment of certain types of intellectual property to UEL is appropriate. UEL will require the assignment to it of intellectual property rights relating to postgraduate research that is part of an ongoing research programme.
Where the nature of the research programme means that some assignment of intellectual property rights to UEL is appropriate, we will take what steps that we can to ensure that your interests are protected. UEL will take reasonable endeavours to ensure:-
- the scope of the assignment is narrow, and is restricted to what is necessary, for example to protect UEL’s legitimate interests in the intellectual property created as party to a research programme;
- the application of the assignment is clearly defined, so that it is clear to you in which circumstances the assignment will apply;
- where the assignment of the intellectual property is appropriate in the circumstances, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the rights of the parties are evenly balanced (for example, your work being acknowledged in a publication and, where appropriate, subject to an appropriate revenue sharing scheme)
- where UEL claims ownership of intellectual property rights in relation to a taught programme of study, such treatment of those rights will be made clear in the published information relating to that programme.
14) How we communicate with you
UEL will communicate with you via a variety of channels, including postal letter, e-mail, SMS text message and online notices. To enable this, we request that you provide us with your e-mail address, postal address, and contact telephone number when you first enrol.
Throughout your studies, it is important that you keep your contact details up to date. You can view and edit this information by logging into our student portal, UEL Direct at www.uel.ac.uk/Direct.
We will create a UEL e-mail account for you after you enrol. Your e-mail address will be your student number, prefixed with a ‘u’ and followed by ‘@uel.ac.uk’ – e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org. UEL will use this e-mail address to communicate with you and it is important that you regularly check and manage this mailbox for important updates and information.
You can access your email account, plus information about our services, news and events by logging into our Intranet, intranet.uel.ac.uk. At the login screen, enter your email address (as above) and password.Your default UEL password will be your date of birth, formulated as DD-MMM-YY, e.g. 31-jan-84.
Your UEL email account and associated UEL IT accounts will be deleted not more than 6 months after you graduate or withdraw from your programme of study (if earlier).
15)University of East London Students' Union
The University of East London Students' Union (UELSU) represents students at UEL. By enrolling at UEL you are automatically granted membership of both UELSU and the National Union of Students (NUS). If you wish to opt out from this membership, please inform UELSU in writing at either email@example.com by writing to: Chief Executive, UELSU, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD.
UELSU provides a range of services and support to students and can provide advice and representation on any matter affecting the contract between you and UEL. For further information on this support, please visit www.uelunion.org
16) Students studying at partner institutions
If you are undertaking a programme of study at a partner institution you will need to generally abide by the above terms and also those of the partner institution. Further information and support in understanding these terms is available from the Academic Partnership Office -firstname.lastname@example.org.
17) International students - additional responsibilities
All international students must also comply with UK Visa and Immigration requirements. All international students are required to hold a valid visa which permits study in the UK or hold a Tier 4 visa/have applied for a Tier 4 visa with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies issued by UEL. Students who are being sponsored under a Tier 4 student visa must also understand and comply with the responsibilities of their student visa and co-operate with UEL in fulfilling our Tier 4 duties.
18) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UEL is committed to working together to build a learning community founded on equality of opportunity – a learning community which celebrates the rich diversity of our student and staff populations and one in which discriminatory behaviour is challenged and not tolerated within our community.
Within the spirit of respecting difference, our equality and diversity policies promise fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion/belief (or lack of). In pursuing this aim, we want our community to value and to be at ease with its own diversity and to reflect the needs of the wider community within which we operate.
For further information on this inclusive approach to education please visit our Student Policies page.
We welcome feedback on our programmes and services and facilitate this in a variety of ways, including programme committees, module evaluation forms and surveys.
However, if you are dissatisfied with a particular service or programme or the manner in which it has been delivered, you must let the person responsible for that service know as we will always try to resolve matters at the earliest opportunity via informal conciliation. If you are unsure who to approach, please e-mail The Hub who will be able to direct your concerns appropriately.
If you remain dissatisfied with a service or programme, or the manner in which it is delivered, you should refer to our formal complaints procedure to have the matter formally addressed.
In addition, once you have enrolled onto your programme, you will also have access to the Advice and Information Service offered by UELSU. This access is not available to students studying at partner institutions.
If you wish to cancel this contract within 14 days of enrolment onto your programme, you must do so in writing by sending your request to email@example.com. Any fees that you have paid will be refunded – please see Fees Policy for further information on obtaining a refund.
21) Further guidance
If any of the information in these Terms of Admittance or related policies are unclear or if you have any questions, please contact The Hub for guidance on +44 (0) 208 223 4444.
22) Right to advice
This is a consumer contract and you are able to obtain independent advice in relation to its terms and conditions from UELSU as well as your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Neither you nor UEL will be liable for failure to perform their obligations under these Terms of Admittance if such failure arises from unforeseeable events, circumstances or causes outside of that party's reasonable control. Examples of such events include, but are not limited to, war, terrorism, industrial disputes, natural disaster, fire and national emergencies.
Only you and UEL are parties to these Terms of Admittance. No other person shall have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms of Admittance.
Failure or delay by you or UEL to exercise any right or remedy provided under this contract shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
These Terms of Admittance are governed by the law of England and Wales and you and UEL agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.