Welcome Week

Welcome Week - UEL Students' Union

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.

Events

Mon 23rd September

Welcome zone (free)
noon - 6pm
Docklands Square and Stratford Green
Each lunchtime and afternoon, we'll have live music, street food, games, society events, and student officers and staff to answer your questions.
Stratford | Docklands
Postgraduate and mature student afternoon tea (£2 in advance, included in wristband)
4pm - 6pm
The Edge Restaurant, Docklands
An exclusive event for postgraduate and mature students. Join us for afternoon tea and an opportunity to meet other postgraduate and mature students. Tickets: £2.
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Docklands
Speed friending (free)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Edge Restaurant, Docklands
Join us for our all-student speed friending event. It's the perfect place to find new friends to help you settle into university life. It’s a great way to meet loads of different people in a short space of time. Free event. No ticket required.
Docklands
Yoga (free)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Stratford Green (UH1.36 if bad weather)
Join Sports Dock’s brilliant Yoga instructor for an easy outdoor yoga session. No experience or workout kit necessary. Free. No ticket required.
Stratford
Back to School Party (£5 on the door, included in wristband)
10pm - 2am
Underground Bar, Docklands
Throwback to your school days! We’ll be providing you with a dose of nostalgia as well as current tunes as you dance the night away in the on-campus Underground Bar for the ultimate welcome party! Wristband or ticket required.
Docklands

Tue 24th September

Welcome zone (free)
noon - 6pm
Docklands Square and Stratford Green
Each lunchtime and afternoon, we'll have live music, street food, games, society events, and student officers and staff to answer your questions.
Stratford | Docklands
Yoga (free)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Docklands Square (SD1.08 if bad weather)
Join Sports Dock’s brilliant Yoga instructor for an easy outdoor yoga session. No experience or workout kit necessary. Free. No ticket required.
Docklands
Ten-Pin Bowling (£12 in advance, included in wristband)
6pm - 11pm
Off-site. Buses available.
Join hundreds of students as we take over Hollywood Bowl in Surrey Quays for a night of fun and friendly competition. Two games of bowling and an arcade, bar and food court available at the venue. Wristband or ticket required.
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Off Campus

Wed 25th September

Giant inflatables (free)
noon - 2pm
SportsDock, Docklands
Who said bouncy castles are just for kids? Grab your course mates and drop into our giant 70feet inflatable assault course over your lunch break. It’s the ultimate adult playground! Free event. No ticket required.
Docklands
Welcome zone (free)
noon - 6pm
Docklands Square and Stratford Green
Each lunchtime and afternoon, we'll have live music, street food, games, society events, and student officers and staff to answer your questions.
Stratford | Docklands
Commuter speed friending (free)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Edge Restaurant, Docklands
We know commuting to University can be challenging so we've created an event where you can meet other commuting students to share the high and lows of your travels and support each other during your time here. Free event. No ticket required.
Docklands
Comedy Night (£8 on the door, included in wristband)
8pm - 10pm
West Building, Docklands
Welcoming a great line-up of top-class and local up-and-coming talent for a night guaranteed to make you belly laugh from start to finish. Wristband or ticket required.
Docklands
Beach Party (£5 on the door, included in wristband)
10pm - 1am
Underground Bar, Docklands
Finishing the summer with some holiday classics and a good mix of current music, we’ll be sure to get you wishing the sun lasts just a little bit longer! Wristband or ticket required.
Docklands

Thu 26th September

Welcome Fair (free)
10am - 4pm
SportsDock, Docklands
The fair is your chance to find and join student groups like societies, sports clubs and associations, and to see what other opportunities the Students’ Union and University have to offer plus discounts. Free event. No ticket required.
Docklands
Boat Party (£20 in advance, included in wristband)
7pm - 11pm
Off-site. Buses available.
Take in the spectacular sunset views of London from the river Thames. Sailing to the centre of London and back, you’ll party the night away on an exclusive boat party with our top DJ. Wristband or ticket required.
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Off Campus

Fri 27th September

Film Night (free)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
West Building, Docklands
Join us for a chilled film night as we turn on of our performance lecture theatres into our own on-campus cinema. With theatre-style seating, a huge screen and the sweet smell of popcorn, you're in for a cosy night. Free event. No ticket required.
Docklands
Pub quiz and karaoke (free)
9pm - 11:30pm
Underground Bar, Docklands
Continue the post-convocation celebrations with some good pub classics for a chilled night in the bar. We’ve got a pub quiz with some great prizes lined up as well as everyone’s favourite: karaoke! Free event. No ticket required.
Docklands

Sat 28th September

Thorpe Park Trip (£40 in advance, included in wristband)
10am - 10pm
Off-site. Buses available.
A trip to Thorpe Park's Fright Night - an all-day one! - is a great way to end your week. With extended park hours, experience the thrilling rides in daylight and darkness. Wristband or ticket required.
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Off Campus
Family Fun Day (£2 in advance, included in wristband)
noon - 4pm
Docklands
Bring your family along to this event focussed around family fun-time and meeting other student parents. With music, street food, bouncy castle, sports, arts and much more. Organised by Student Parents Association. Wristband or ticket required.
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Docklands

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 students.union@uel.ac.uk . 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

Welcome convocation is organised by the University. Tickets for this event are available on the University's website.

Docklands (primary) office

NB.G.01 (North Building)
4-6 University Way
London
E16 2RD

T: 020 8223 7025

E: uelsu@uel.ac.uk

Stratford office

The Dome, University House
Water Lane
London
E15 4LZ

T: 020 8223 4209

Charity number: 1173994
Company number: 10820498
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