The University of East London Docklands Campus
is a campus of the University of East London
(UEL) situated in the Docklands
area of east London
. The campus opened in 1999. It is one of two campuses in UEL, the other being the Stratford Campus
The campus is adjacent to the Royal Albert Dock
, closed to commercial shipping since the 1980s and now largely used as a water sports centre and rowing course, see London Regatta Centre
. The Cyprus station
of the Docklands Light Railway
is directly connected to the pedestrian spine of the campus, and offers links to Canary Wharf
and central London.London City Airport
is directly opposite the campus, on the other side of the Royal Albert Dock. The distinctive rounded halls of residence buildings can be seen from across the dock.
Docklands was London's first new university campus to be built in over half a century. The Business School will incorporate the Petchey Centre for Entrepreneurship, named in honour of its benefactor, entrepreneur Jack Petchey
As part of the consolidation efforts by the University of East London, The AVA (Architecture and Visual Arts) School was set up in 2004. Housing the architecture, fashion, textiles and graphic design departments, the AVA centre was the first major development on the Docklands campus after the student accommodation.
Also based at the Docklands Campus are the Business School, the School of Computing, Information Technology and Engineering, and the School of Social Sciences, Media and... Read More