The University of East London is a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting its students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to succeed and be ready for industry 4.0. It also has one of the most diverse student co-horts in the country with over 120 different nationalities represented.

Opportunities within sport at UEL, are endless – from enhancing your talent with one of our sports scholarships to enhancing your future career with our fantastic range of development options. As of 2019, we currently have 160 sports scholars studying on a range of scholarships and provide 500+ volunteering opportunities. Making the most of the opportunities available to you will bring a tremendous benefit to you personally and professionally. We aim to create an environment that enables you to flourish.

Our commitment to sport is reflected in our newly earned TASS Delivery Site (TDS) status with TASS and our Most Improved University accolade from BUCS attributing our unrivalled success from sitting 124th in 2010 to breaking the top 50 in 2014 and reaching our highest ever position of 39th in 2018. In accordance with this, UEL has made a significant investment in sports scholarships and athlete support services within the High Performance programme that is paving the way in creating our world class athletic super stars.

The High Performance programme at UEL is one of the most attractive in the UK and enables elite athletes to balance academics with their sporting ambitions through our carefully-designed programme and world-class facilities that puts the student-athlete at the centre. A holistic approach is taken and our comprehensive support packages are year round and uncapped, meaning a student can access as much support as they need.

The university takes the dual career aspirations of its student-athletes very seriously. Those looking to excel in both sports and academics are afforded the best support and guidance, as well as academic flexibility, where required. They can take inspiration from UEL alumni student-athletes who have excelled in their careers upon graduating; going on to compete professionally, represent their country and become the business leaders of the future.

Current sports scholars at UEL include:

  • World U20 200m Gold medallist, Jona Efoloko
  • 2019 BBL cup final MVP, Brandon Peel
  • Gold medallist in the 4x100m relay at the 2018 Athletics World Cup, Shannon Hylton

UEL alumni include:

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games 4x100m relay gold medallist, Bianca Williams
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games 400m IM silver medallist, Aimee Willmott
  • 2014 European Athletics 200m champion, Adam Gemili

We are committed to delivering a high satisfaction rate across all of our sports service provision and this commitment extends to the TASS programme. In addition to offering core TASS services, UEL provides additional free access to our Sports Therapy clinic and the option to attend additional workshops.

For more information on the High Performance programme at UEL, please contact the High Performance Sport Manager, William Ashby