Welcome Week 2019 will be our biggest and best so far!
Our week-long programme of events includes opportunities to meet new people, make new friends and have fun in your first week in the University of East London.
Buy your discounted wristband here now
A welcome wristband is available which guarantees entry to all events during Welcome Week. This is the only way to ensure you can attend every event. Week-long wristbands are currently available but will probably sell out soon (fewer than 140 left!), so buy yours here now.
The wristband offers close to a 50% discount on the combined cost of all paid-for events.
Some events are free with no booking required, some events are free with advance booking required and some events require a ticket. Detailed information on all ticketing is available at the bottom of this page.
Events are restricted to UEL students only.
Tickets and wristbands
Week-long wristband: You can purchase a wristband which gives access to all paid events during Welcome Week (click here). Note that your wristband gives you guaranteed entry until 23:00 for the Back to School Party and Beach Party in the Underground Bar. After this time, entry is subject to capacity.
Free events: Some events are free and you can arrive at the event without booking. Some require you to reserve a free ticket. Events which require tickets are marked on your timetable from the University and in our events listing above. Extra tickets for individual events may be available after all wristbands have sold out. Therefore, the only way to ensure you can attend all events is to buy a wristband in advance.
All tickets are non-refundable.
How to buy tickets
To buy tickets, you must activate your account on our website. Your account details are the same as those for the University. However, there is a short delay between enrolling with the University and your account being created on our site. This is an automated process which happens overnight. If you complete your enrolment with the University on, for example, Monday, your account on our website will be available to use on Tuesday morning.
If you have already completed University enrolment online, you can activate your account by going to our log in page and answering the questions there.
If you have any problems when activating your account, please send your name, email address, University ID number and an explanation of how far you have gone in the activation process to firstname.lastname@example.org . Include screenshots if relevant. Do not send your password.
Introduction to academic societies
These events are to introduce you to your new academic/subject-based societies. Academic societies are one of the best ways to meet people, do something you enjoy without the pressure of being assessed on it, develop new skills and broaden your knowledge about your subject area outside the classroom. All of these things contribute towards your learning and to getting a good job at the end of your course.
Tickets are not required for these events. Locations for all academic society events will be published here soon.
Welcome convocation is organised by the University. Tickets for this event are available on the University's website.