This is a new series of short videos on how to do uni. Of course, there's not only one way to experience university student life, but these videos will hopefully point you in the right direction.
Starting university is a really exciting time, but it can also be daunting. With new experiences, responsibilities, people and places, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed as you settle into university life.
We want to make sure your introduction to the University of East London is as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve created a series of videos to help you with every area of university life.
From making the most of Welcome Week to studying effectively, our How To Do Uni series covers everything you need to know to make a positive start to your time at the University.
Make sure to watch these helpful videos in your first few weeks so that you feel confident getting involved from the very start. And remember, the videos are always here to refer back to at any time during your course. We'll release a batch of videos every week for the first few weeks of term.
The videos feature real students. The filming was done by current film students with support from Students' Union staff.
You can find Moodle here.
2. Students' Union fair
Stay up to date with our events and activities on our what’s on page.
4. Attend and engage
Visit our website to browse events and activities and student groups.
5. How to study
6. Using the library
Find out more and access library resources and services here. You can also discover the library’s guides on everything from Digital First Aid to plagiarism here.
7. Academic support
Find out more about academic tutoring here and the MyFeedback service here, or head to Track my Future for information on all the support available.
8. Become a course rep
Find out more about our student representatives here.
9. Join a student group
Browse our student groups and community groups here. If you’re interested in campaign groups, visit this page, and for East London Sport, click here.
10. Attend events and meet new people
See what’s on at East London Students’ Union here, and follow us on social media for regular updates. Explore the University’s events on Track My Future.
11. Online platforms
View all the platforms mentioned in the video: Track my Future | Outlook | Teams | UEL Direct | Moodle | MyPortal | Career Zone
12. Check your email and meet your academic advisor
Check your email on Outlook and book an appointment with your academic advisor on Track My Future.
13. Student support
Find out more about the services here: Student Money and Rights Team (SMART) | wellbeing team | Disability and Dyslexia team | International Student Advice team | Student Engagement and Retention Team
14. Have your say
Find out more about student representatives here. Module evaluation questionnaires will be distributed by your module leader.
15. Student-facing policies
Read the University’s student-facing policies on their website. If you need advice regarding a University policy, visit our advice pages.
Find out more about volunteering here.
17. Do a placement
Discuss placements with a career coach or placement officer at the Career Zone.
18. Meet a career coach
Use your student sign in to make an appointment with a career coach via the Career Zone website.
19. Create an excellent CV
Log into the Career Zone and book a 1-2-1 career coaching session to help write your CV. Visit our website to see the different opportunities you can get involved in.