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The MA/MFA/MEd in Global Learning Futures is a progressive venture in interdisciplinary learning design and innovation. It will grow learning capacity for individuals and organisations to create transformational impact across interconnected social, cultural, environmental, technological, economic, business enterprise, entrepreneurial and educational contexts.
The course will develop skills that promote and enable innovation and enterprise opportunity in projects and organisations, by integrating the domains of teaching and learning, arts-based creative practice, project development and design thinking, organisational learning, business and enterprise, entrepreneurial practice, and creative project leadership, through applied practice-led research and development.
This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:
- Develop and apply skills in designing, facilitating and leading interdisciplinary learning innovation projects
- Develop reflexive learning capacity: skills in developing adaptability, agility and awareness through reflection, meta-cognition and modelling processes
- Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary theories, principles and practices in learning.
- Develop and apply research skills, through collaboration within a transdisciplinary learning ecosystem.
- Capture and disseminate praxis in learning design and innovation through the authoring of interactive portfolios.
The philosophy of the course supports perpetual learners in developing perpetual learning organisations, for education (primary, secondary, tertiary), community and social-engaged projects, creative arts practitioners working in diverse social, cultural settings, and for business professionals and entrepreneurs.
You will develop and share expertise in transferring and leveraging knowledge and skills for different contexts, to create coherence and value with multidimensional impact, in order to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century. The course will be offered full-time, part-time or micro-credentialed module-by-module.
This course is available as an MA, MFA or an MEd. Please see below for breakdown of options:
1-year course with a focus on researching, developing and implementing an interdisciplinary learning project or curriculum initiative with measurable impact within a project environment (e.g. Learning organisation, arts organisation, business enterprise and innovation, design-oriented organisation, social-engaged project context).
- 6 modules = 180 Credits at Level 7
1-year course with a focus on researching, developing and implementing interdisciplinary learning projects or curriculum initiatives. The emphasis of initiatives and projects will centre on a predominantly educational context and the application of seminal and contemporary learning theories to project research and development.
- 6 modules = 180 Credits at Level 7
2-year course with a focus on researching, developing and implementing interdisciplinary learning project or curriculum initiatives in year 1 that lead to a larger-scale embedded research project in year 2. The emphasis of the larger-scale research project will integrate several interdisciplinary contexts through practice and research, applying a range of seminal and contemporary theories to project research and development from a number of relevant disciplinary domains (such as creative arts, design, innovation, business, science and technology).
- 8 modules = 360 Credits at Level 7
All qualification outcomes involve the same 6 or 8 modules.
The nature of the work for each student will emanate from the context of their practice-based research.
The course can be studied Full Time (1 or 2 years), Part Time (2 or 4 years), or micro-credentialled, with a maximum limit of 8 years.
All modules can be taken individually on a micro-credentialled basis.
What makes this course different
Learning 4.0 for Industry 4.0. This course represents a cutting-edge, radical innovation in learning, which foregrounds skills in demand across diverse professional contexts, and which views reflexive learning as the agent of change: a value-making, coherence-making opportunity for the future of industry 4.0.
The course has international reach and will be delivered in multiple locations, incorporating different professional contexts, and different disciplinary and interdisciplinary specialisms. It will exploit the connective opportunity of digital technologies to model the concept of learning ecosystem: distributed expertise for distributed learners.
Professionally Embedded Projects and Innovation Initiatives
Projects and initiatives are the main mode of learning. These will operate as social, collaborative and interactive contexts for the integrated development of the applied skills, critical analysis, reflexive skills, interdisciplinary practice, research skills, knowledge, and theoretical understanding.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Knowledge, thinking skills, practical skills and skills for life and work are developed across modules through live project work that integrates disciplinary skills, collaboration, and the application of learning design and innovation practice in professional contexts.
Each module's assessment framework is further structured with a focus on social, collaborative, and experiential interdisciplinary learning consisting of: Cross-disciplinary Competences, Project proposal, implementation and leadership, Model Reflexive Praxis, Contextual awareness and understanding, Presentation of findings: e.g. workshop, masterclasses, keynote and many more.
DOWNLOAD COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
MA MEd MFA Global Learning Futures - Course specification
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- Core Modules
Social, Experiential and Collaborative Learning in the 21st century, applied in diverse contexts with global scope.
- To enable you to develop an advanced understanding of emerging learning theories, principles, and practices, establishing in response to a changing industrial and professional landscape, within the context of established paradigms for education and professional learning.
- To enable you to evaluate cross-disciplinary competences and transversal skills applied in professional contexts.
- To enable you to develop reflexive capability in the development of applied skills, understanding and knowledge.
- To enable you to collate and present research findings and critical reflection dynamically as part of an interactive portfolio
- To develop your skills in critical review and evaluation through applied analysis in professional contexts
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Innovation, Agency and Impact
Initiating, Facilitating, and Capturing and Measuring the Impact of Agentive Change and Innovation
- To enable you to develop an advanced understanding of key theories of innovation and agency
- To enable you to develop an advanced understanding of models, processes and frameworks for initiating and facilitating agentive change and innovation
- To enable you to develop an advanced understanding of modes of collaboration that support innovation practice
- To enable you to plan and implement a learning innovation initiative
- To enable you to develop reflexive capacity in evaluating their response to change
- To enable you to conduct an evaluative case study of innovation practice within their professional context
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Future Tools: Technology as Collaborator
Developing and applying technologies to innovate, narrate, capture and disseminate interdisciplinary praxis and its impact.
- To enable you to develop and apply techniques using digital tools and technologies to support, curate and narrate learning praxis.
- To enable you to develop reflexive capability in the development of applied skills, understanding and knowledge.
- To enable you to develop critical evaluation skills applied to transdisciplinary contexts for technological development, and its impact for future learning.
- To enable you to collate, present and narrate their learning praxis and critical reflection dynamically as part of an interactive portfolio.
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Creativity and Design: Principles and Practices
Models, methods and modes for creativity and design in learning (interdisciplinary praxis, curriculum and impact)
- To enable you to develop advanced understanding of models for collaborative creativity and design across multiple disciplinary domains.
- To enable you to design, implement and evaluate a learning innovation project within their professional context which integrates disciplinary and transdisciplinary skills and models for creativity and design.
- To enable you to develop reflexive capability in the transfer of existing and newly acquired skills between domains of disciplinary expertise.
- To enable you to develop an understanding of interaction design as a learning process.
- To enable you to develop critical evaluation skills applied to transdisciplinary contexts for learning design and innovation projects.
- To enable you to collate, present and narrate their learning praxis and critical reflection dynamically as part of an interactive portfolio
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Project Design, Implementation and Leadership
Techniques and models to establish and manage applied interdisciplinary projects
- To enable you to design, propose, implement, facilitate and lead a collaborative learning design and innovation project within your professional context
- To enable you to develop reflexive capability in the transfer of existing and newly acquired skills between domains of disciplinary expertise
- To develop your understanding and critical awareness of the distribution of expertise, organisational climate and culture of the context of your learning design and innovation projects.
- To enable you to establish and critically evaluate interactive models for narrating project: implementation, leadership and outcomes
Developing Cross-Disciplinary Coherence
- To enable you to develop advanced understanding of interdisciplinary learning methodologies through research and applied practice
- To enable you to design and evaluate a methodological framework for interdisciplinary interaction
- To enable you to develop and evaluate opportunities for progression within interdisciplinary learning frameworks
- To enable you to develop reflexive capability in the transfer and leveraging of existing and newly acquired skills between domains of disciplinary expertise
- To model interdisciplinary collaboration across networks of practice and through the development of artefacts that contribute to a shared stock of meanings and concepts
- Core Modules
Applied Praxis and Research Methodologies Distributed Expertise: Distributed Learning
- To enable you to develop advanced understanding and critical awareness of seminal and emergent theories and practices, relative to the specific context of their learning innovation research
- To enable you to develop and apply effective research methodologies: propose, implement, and evaluate impact applying quantitative and qualitative approaches as appropriate
- To enable you to develop reflexive capability by evaluating you sphere of influence and impact, collaboration and research skills
- To enable you to develop and apply understanding and critical awareness of the distribution of expertise, organisational climate and culture of the context of their learning design and innovation projects at different levels of impact scale.
- To enable you to present research finding in a digital interactive research repository
Context and Student-specific live applied project
- To enable and facilitate you in designing, implementing, facilitating and leading a learning design and innovation project in your professional context.
- To enable you to develop and apply coherent frameworks for reflexive interdisciplinary learning
- To enable you to model transversal skills development and reflexive practice within a learning design and innovation project in your professional context.
- To enable you to conduct and present an evaluative case study, in the form of an interactive portfolio and presentation of Praxis
HOW YOU'LL LEARN
Online access will provide access to interactive materials and content, such as lectures, seminars, forum discussions, clinics, tutorials, and collaborative learning projects.
Modules featuring blended learning will combine online access to materials and content, with masterclasses, keynote presentation, and face-to-face delivery.
Contact-based in-context delivery
Research Praxis and Meta-Praxis modules will feature larger-scale Learning Design and Innovation Projects, situated in students' professional contexts. As such, project supervision and support will be delivered face-to-face, local to the location of a student's professional context, by arrangement.
Teaching and Learning Activities
- Formal and interactive lectures
- Interactive seminar discussions and masterclasses
- Individual and group clinics
- Individual tutorials and independent learning
- Analysis of practical and theoretical issues
- Project sessions
- Research seminars
- Project supervision
- Projects and Initiatives in Professional Context
Embedded Projects and Initiatives
Learning Design and Innovation Projects and Initiatives will be the main mode of learning and development, in which a student's professional context will support practice-led research and inquiry.
HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED
Students will be assessed through the development and delivery of live projects, applied in their professional context. Project development, outcomes and impact will be captured and disseminated and assessed by:
- Interactive Portfolios
- Literature Review
- Critical Evaluation
- Research and Development Repositories
- Presentation, workshops, and seminars
- Reflective Journals
- Collaborative practice-led research engagement
CAMPUS and FACILITIES
University Square Stratford, University Square Stratford
Our campus and the surrounding area
University Square Stratford is one of London's most modern and well-equipped campuses. It serves 3,400 students and is the base for our courses in law and criminology, dance and performing arts, and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Modern facilities include: performing arts spaces; three performance studios; the Harvard lecture theatre, with live lecture capture technology; the multimedia Weston Learning Centre; a dedicated MBA suite and teaching space; a 300-seat specialised tiered lecture; and a simulated courtroom for mooting experience.
The campus is close to new Stratford developments such as Westfield Stratford City, and next door to the Theatre Royal and Picturehouse cinema.
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.
Michael Bunce is a Senior Lecturer in music technology and Course Leader for MA in Global Learning Futures.Read more
WHAT WE'RE RESEARCHING
Michael Bunce is Subject Leader for Performing Arts, Learning and Teaching Champion, and Course Leader of the Masters in Global Learning Futures at the University of East London.
He is engaged in practice and research as a teacher and curriculum innovator, educational technology developer, composer and music producer, and interdisciplinary arts practitioner.
Andrew Ravenscroft has a leading international profile in Technology Enhanced Learning and Inclusive Education, through publishing 151 articles, being an active member of international and national committees and working groups and being a principal or co-investigator on a broad portfolio of projects in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) over the past 25 years (funded by various national and international agencies), that have attracted over £6.4 million in total.
Andrew is currently active in many cross-disciplinary initiatives at the interface of creative digital media, critical discourse and performance-based learning.
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YOUR FUTURE CAREER
The programme is specifically focused on developing employment, progression and development opportunities for practitioners currently embedded in a professional context, or for graduates seeking to enhance their skills and capabilities in the development of learning opportunity for individuals and organisations.
- Existing teaching and learning professionals (with PGCE / CertEd qualifications) seeking to extend their individual professional role in educational leadership and innovation.
- Business and education leaders seeking to develop capacity in their organisational context for future learning: social, experiential, collaborative interdisciplinary learning.
- Arts practitioners involved in workshop or creative project delivery in a social or civically engaged context, seeking to develop and apply project development methods, and interdisciplinary learning.
- Self-employed arts, education, business practitioners or entrepreneurs seeking to develop deeper learning capacity, in creativity, design and innovation projects, with interdisciplinary scope.
- Business leaders wishing to extend the learning capacity and capability base of their organisation through creativity, design and innovation in interdisciplinary organisational learning.
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.
Terms of Admittance to the University of East London
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- Ensure that we are holding correct personal details for you
- Agree to abide by our regulations and policies
- Pay your tuition fees/confirm who is paying your tuition fees
You are expected to enrol by the first day of your academic year (click on "Discover") which will be notified to you in your enrolment instructions. Failure to enrol by the deadline contained in our Fees Policy (for most students by the end of the second week of teaching) may lead to the cancellation of student status and all rights attached to that status, including attendance and use of UEL's facilities.
If you do not complete the formal process of enrolment but, by your actions, are deemed to be undertaking activities compatible with the status of an enrolled student, UEL will formally enrol you and charge the relevant tuition fee. Such activities would include attendance in classes, use of online learning materials, submission of work and frequent use of a student ID card to gain access to university buildings and facilities. Late enrolment charges may be applied if you do not complete your enrolment by the relevant deadline.
2) Tuition fees
Your tuition fee is determined by:
- the programme you are studying;
- if you are studying full or part-time;
- whether you are a UK/EU or International student; and when you started your studies with us.
We will tell you the tuition fee that you are due to pay when we send you an offer as well as confirming any additional costs that will be incurred, such as bench fees or exceptional overseas study trips.
Unregulated tuition fees (where the UK government has not set a maximum fee to be charged) are generally charged annually and may increase each year you are on the programme. Any annual increase will be limited to a maximum of 5% of the previous year's fee. Regulated tuition fees (where the UK government has set a maximum fee to be charged) may also be subject to an annual increase. Any annual increase will be in line with the increase determined by the UK government.
You will be notified of any increases in tuition fees at re-enrolment onto the programme.
Further information on tuition fees and payment options are contained in our Fees Policy.
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- A (full or provisional) driving licence showing current address
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You are required to carry and display your student ID card whilst on UEL premises and must keep it safe so that it is not misused by others.
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You are required to produce evidence of having satisfied the entry requirements for your programme. Such evidence must be in the form of the original certificates or certified notification of results from the examining body. All qualifications must be in English or supported by an official certified translation.
If you fail to provide evidence of having satisfied the requirements for the programme you are liable to be withdrawn from the programme.
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- are under 18 years of age at the time of initial enrolment,
- are applying to a programme that requires health clearance for study as stated in the programme specification,
- have declared a relevant criminal conviction,
- will be studying a programme that involves contact with children and/or vulnerable adults or leads to membership of a professional body that deals with children and/or vulnerable adults.
You will not be permitted to enrol and any offer will be withdrawn if UEL deems that you are unsuitable for study following assessment of this additional information in line with published policies. These policies will be provided to you when the additional information is requested.
6) Criminal convictions
UEL has a responsibility to safeguard staff, students and the wider community. You are required to inform UEL of any relevant criminal conviction you have and provide further information relating to these as requested. This includes any relevant criminal convictions received whilst studying at UEL. UEL will assess all information received in line with published policies and may remove you from a programme if the conviction makes you unsuitable for study in UEL's opinion.
Failure to declare a relevant criminal conviction or provide further information about you may result in expulsion from UEL.
7) Providing false information to UEL
If you are discovered to have falsified or misrepresented information presented to UEL at application, enrolment or during your studies, you may be expelled from UEL.
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You are expected to abide by all UEL policies and regulations, both those in force at the time of first and subsequent enrolment and as later revised and published from time to time. UEL reserves the right to make reasonable changes to its policies and regulations and any substantial amendments will be brought to your attention. You are also required to take personal responsibility for your studies; this includes undertaking all study in support of your programme as prescribed by UEL.
Key policies include:
Manual of General Regulations
This describes the general regulatory framework of UEL and gives information about how UEL confers its degrees, diplomas and certificates. It includes important information about academic performance requirements for continued study.
Engagement Attendance Policy
This outlines UEL's expectations of students in relation to attendance on and engagement with taught programmes. These students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and engage fully with learning materials and resources provided to them - failure to do so may result in withdrawal from module(s) and/or the programme.
Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Degrees
The purpose of this code is to provide a framework for the successful organisation and implementation of good practice in all matters relating to postgraduate research degrees at UEL. It aims to ensure that all students are effectively supported and supervised so that the full scope and potential of their research is realised; that their thesis is submitted within regulatory periods and that they complete their programme with a suitable and sufficient portfolio of research and employment-related skills and competencies.
Health and Safety Policy
This describes the structures and processes by which UEL protects the health and safety of its staff, students and visitors. It confirms that students will receive sufficient information, instruction and induction in relation to health and safety. All students should take reasonable care for their health and safety. They must abide by UEL’s rules and regulations and co-operate with supervisors to enable them to fulfil their obligations. Students must not interfere intentionally, or recklessly misuse anything provided for health and safety.
UEL has consulted with its students and staff and has adopted a No Smoking Policy to safeguard the health and well-being of its community. Students are required to comply with this policy which restricts smoking to designated shelters and prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes within any UEL building or near building entrances. For further information on our Healthy Campus initiatives and support please visit the Health and Safety pages.
Student Disciplinary Regulations and Procedures (incorporating the student code of conduct)
This code is more than a list of things that we should and should not do: it reminds us that we should always consider how our behaviour affects others. The code applies:
- to all students;
- at all sites throughout our estate, and;
- when we represent UEL on business beyond our campus, both in real (face-to-face) and virtual environments.
And outlines expectations of students:
- verbal and physical behaviour should always be polite and respectful;
- behaviour should not impair the engagement, learning or participation of others;
- anti- social behaviour by individuals and groups will not be tolerated.
9) Changes to scheduled programmes
UEL will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the programme of study that you have accepted will conform to the programme specification published on our website and will ensure that the necessary resources required to enable you to meet the required learning outcomes and pass the relevant assessments are available.
In order to ensure that our programmes are current and relevant, they are subject to regular review. From time to time, to ensure the maintenance of academic standards and/or compliance with professional body requirements, it may be necessary to amend a module or make adjustments to programme content.
Major changes to programmes that in the reasonable opinion of UEL, will have a significant impact on students will involve consultation with students already enrolled on the programme when the changes are proposed. Once any changes are confirmed, UEL will notify all students and applicants of the changes. When UEL reasonably considers that the change may only impact one or more cohorts on the relevant programme, UEL may decide to only consult with the relevant cohort.
In the event that we discontinue a programme, we will normally permit existing students to complete the programme within the typical duration of study. In these circumstances, UEL will use reasonable endeavours to continue the programme for existing students without making major changes. If this is not possible, we will support students in changing to another UEL programme on which a place is available, and for which the student is suitably qualified, or assist with transfer to another HEI to complete the programme elsewhere.
10) Changes to these terms
We may change these terms from time to time where, in UEL's opinion, it will assist in the proper delivery of any programme of study or in order to:-
(a) Comply with any changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
(b) Implement legal advice, national guidance or good practice;
(c) Provide for new or improved delivery of any programme of study;
(d) Reflect market practice;
(e) In our opinion make them clearer or more favourable to you;
(f) Rectify any error or mistake; or
(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.