UCL East is a new campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

One Pool Street is home for many students with 552 rooms living directly above the campus. Here we're running a shop on the ground floor.

In September 2023, Marshgate will open and we will welcome thousands of new students to study and learn.

Your Students' Union will be here to ensure you have a great time at UCL East. Every student here will be able to engage with activities at UCL East and across our other sites.


Project Active Flow Yoga
02/10/2023 | 18:00 - 19:00
Rhythmic and playful practice that invites the exploration of the body through breath and movement, tapping into your inner child. This class is designed to help you find presence and fluidity in your body, whilst having fun.  
Red Star 11-a-side Trials
04/10/2023 | 14:00 - 16:00
Love 11-a-side football but don't want to train? Love a pint, limonata or hot choc post-game as much as sticking it top bins? Love the idea of joining one of the most welcoming communities at UCL? Come down to our trials running on the 4th, 7th, 11th (or even 14th) of October! We have 4 11-a-side teams and we're looking for more players to join the Red Star community. We'll be going for some…
Orienteering @ Olympic Park (taster session)
07/10/2023 | 10:00 - 12:00
This is our first taster training session! Meet on campus for a speed run through of the basic skills, and then travel with us to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to practise basic skills! UCL East students are welcome to join us there :) 


Find out the latest news on UCL East.

London Nightline Social Hackathon
On Monday 19 June, the Students' Union Volunteering Service had the chance to bring London Nightline and 10 brilliant students together at UCL East Campus: One Pool Street to support the charity through a Social Hackathon.
"...seeing how much the students valued the input and advice we were giving them was truly rewarding"
Anais is a second-year medical student; she was one of the Project Leaders for the UCL Next Top Doctor Student-Led Project.
'I am proud to be leading the process for establishing an inclusive and supportive community at UCL East.'
Dania Posso Hernandez (MSc Leadership and Management) is one of UCL East's first student officers. Alongside Peter Kanyike (whom she shares the role with), Dania has been working to create a vibrant student community within an entirely new campus!
Outcomes from May's UCL East Student Forum
UCL East Student Forum We're really keen to hear from students about their experiences of living and studying at UCL East.


We connect UCL students with rewarding community volunteering opportunities across London.

  • Volunteering Directory - Discover volunteering! Use the map view to find nearby opportunities.
  • Postgraduate Volunteering - We've carefully selected some flexible and time-light opportunities specifically for Postgraduates.
  • Community Research Initiative - If you're a Masters student check out this opportunity to partner with a local community organisation to collaborate with on your research.
Local Volunteering

Check these out on the Volunteering Directory:

Alcohol and Drug Education - Newham
Next Top Doctor - Tower Hamlets
Grassroots Human Rights - Tower Hamlets & Newham
Politeach - Hackney
Pearl - Tower Hamlets
Science4Kids & Roots and Shoots - Newham
Citizenship and Crime - Hackney
Friends of Refugees: accompanying minors to Court - Newham
Hackney Homework Club - Hackney

Sport & Fitness

Project Active

Our low-cost weekly classes run throughout term time both online, and in-person.

Sign up to our new football social league!

Both team and individual entries are now open and can be purchased here. Entries are termly and give access to all the players to all the matches. No additional fee will be collected.

We recommend you have 8 players on your team, (maximum 10 players per team). Teams can be mixed genders.

Any questions? Please email us at [email protected]

Team UCL

Team UCL in the area

A number of our Sports clubs train nearby to UCL East at Hackney Marshes. You can find out more about Team UCL on their webpage.

Hockey and Tennis can be found at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
Football and Rugby play their matches at Hackney Marshes.
Netball is often based at the Copperbox Arena.

Team UCL Leagues

Set up TEAM UCL EAST! Or join with your friends in Team UCL's leagues.
Team UCL Leagues are open to everyone! There's different sized teams from 3v3 Basketball to 11-aside Football.

Get started

We suggest you get involved in the sport you love, but if you're not sure where to start here are a few recommendations:
Dodgeball - they offer the first session free and are always open to new members!
Tennis - They offer recreational and development sessions for players of all abilities.
Squash - With two free sessions every week, it's great to join the social group.
Netball - This team offer a Postgraduate team, which is great for UCL East students!


Academic Societies

Here are the current academic societies suitable for UCL East courses.

If you can't see a relevant society and would like help setting one up, click Start a Society below and get in touch.


UCL East Officer

Your elected UCL East Student Officers are Dania Hernandez and Peter Kanyike.

Academic Representation

Every course has an elected rep. Find out more about these roles on our Academic Rep webpage.

Halls Rep

Halls reps ensure those living at One Pool Street have a voice to their issues and concerns. Your Halls Rep is Zhongxian Wong.

Getting around

Travel and Transport

Our nearest tube stations are Hackney Wick, Pudding Mill Lane, Stratford, and Stratford International.

Social Media


Language + Writing Support Programme

We're here to help non-native English speaking students with their academic writing and speaking.

Our Peer Tutors run several different types of free activities to help you with your written and spoken English.

Run events and activities at UCL East

UCL East Grant – Engage with the UCL East community 

Get grant funding to engage the UCL East community. This includes Students’ Union Sports clubs, societies, representatives, and volunteering projects.

Who can apply?

We’re looking for students to run engaging activities at UCL East in our spaces, and within the local community. These events could help to build a sense of community, have an educational impact, provide career benefits, or have a positive impact on wellbeing. 

Please note: If you are an existing sports club or society you can apply to this grant through the student group grant form.

How much can I apply for?

We’re open to a range of activities from light to large-scale. We’ve listed some examples of how you could utilise the funding we have available: 

Engage at UCL East with ~£50 of funding: 
• Marketing materials to run a promotional stall at One Pool Street 
• Catering for a coffee morning 
• Pride flag to be displayed during LGBTQ+ History Month 
• Support for a one-off event  
• Transport of equipment costs between Bloomsbury and UCL East  
• Buy a prize for a UCL East Photography competition 

Deliver at UCL East with up to £750 of funding: 
• Set up a series of regular activities at UCL East 
• Host guest speakers related to sport, academic, or another interesting topic 
• Hire an event/sport space nearby to run activity 
• Collaborate with a local community partner 
• Organise a medium-size one-off event 
• Run a trip to a venue at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

Deliver projects related to your studies with up to £1,000 funding:
• Host guest speakers to bring in community voices around the themes of your studies.
• Hire a space nearby to run an activity with local communities.
• Collaborate with a local community partner
• Run a project inspired by the themes of your studies

Big ideas at UCL East  
We don’t want to limit your thinking, so we’re open to discussing bigger ideas and working out a budget plan with you. 
• Launch a student group (Society, sports club, or volunteering project) 
• Host a large-scale event
• Set up a social sport league with Team UCL 

Grant terms

This is a rolling-grant process, and you can apply at any point in the academic year, and you can apply for multiple requests. 
Money allocated through this grant process must be spent within the 2022/23 academic year
We recommend you apply for funding in good time to deliver your event or activity, as it may take a few weeks to approve and supply the grant funding. 
There is no storage space for items at UCL East, and there may be other considerations why we might reject or reduce the amount given for certain requests. So please include as much detail in your application as possible. 
We are working closely with the UCL East Engage Team and you may need to follow extra requirements to access funds, or report on set criteria.

Further examples

A student in halls at One Pool Street could request funds to run a film night for the residents in the Cinema. Costs could be used to cover the cost of the film, and to promote the event. 

For Black History Month, students could work with our Officers to hire a panel of speakers to speak at the UCL East campus in the Lecture theatre. This event could be a public event and be open to the wider community to attend. 

The Netball club could run a social league at the Copperbox arena on the Olympic park, this would be open to all UCL students, but is in an accessible location for UCL East students. We’d expect there to be specific marketing to UCL East based students to encourage them to engage. 

A performance society could ask for the funds to hire a local theatre out East and work to promote the performance to local residents. 

The running club could ask for investment in the technology to set-up local routes for students at UCL East. 

Funds could be requested to establish a new Departmental society, initial costs could be to have a mixer event, then a follow-up guest speaker, and for someone to design a logo. 

If you have a suggestion for an event, activity or improvement at UCL East, let us know.

Rooms (available to book)

Teaching Space 1 - First floor

Rows of chairs with writing surface. Capacity 32.

Teaching Space 2 - Second Floor

Rows of chairs with writing surface. Capacity 32.

Teaching Space 3 - Second Floor

Cabaret style, round tables. Capacity 24.

Teaching Space 4 - Third Floor

Cabaret style, round tables. Capacity 39. Access is via the roof terrace.

Teaching Space 5 - Third Floor

Rows of desks. Only available during the day, as it is for residents to use in the evening. Access is via the roof terrace.


Your local store

Our new convenience store is open up on the ground floor of One Pool Street. Entry is from the outside of the building.

The shop offers grab and go, international options, household essentials, and zero waste options.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

Local discounts