The UST partners all share our vision and mission. Each one makes a unique contribution to the strategic development of the Trust based on their objectives, priorities and expertise.

The partners comprise six world-leading universities for research, teaching and engagement activities, and four sector-leading businesses or public bodies. All our partners support the academic and personal progression of our students.

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a global leading university enhancing the regional, national and international agenda. Its unique student, research and public engagement profile pushes the boundaries of research and innovation and provides opportunities to those with talent and potential, irrespective or their background.

The Worshipful Company of Drapers

The Worshipful Company of Drapers was established more than 650 years ago by a group of woollen cloth merchants who came together to support each other and further their trade.  Since then supporting Drapers and others in need has become increasingly central to the Company’s purpose.  We believe in helping people in disadvantaged circumstances and/or communities.  For this reason, a substantial part of our financial support is provided to education and training, in particular to schools in East London.

King's College London

King's College London, founded in 1829, is dedicated to the service of society. It makes the world a better place by focusing on five key strategic priorities: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; an internal community that serves the world.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, east of the City of London, is home to over 300,00 residents. With its diverse and vibrant culture, it is most well-known for Brick Lane’s curry houses, Canary Wharf and its thriving commercial district, and the strength of its education provision.

NHS London

NHS London has the oversight and leadership for NHS services in London, commissioning more than £15bn of services for the 8.17 million people living in the capital. These include world-class standards of care and expertise from general practitioners (GPs), hospitals and over 140 specialised services.

Poplar Harca

Poplar Harca is an award winning Housing and Regeneration Community Association in East London focused on providing homes and support to residents old and new; helping to create a place where people, communities and businesses can grow and thrive.

University College London

University College London (UCL) was founded in 1902 and is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science. Its research addresses society's most important challenges and its teaching inspires students by providing them with first-hand experience of leading-edge research and knowledge creation.

University of East London

The University of East London has, since 1898, had a longstanding commitment to our community as an ‘anchor institution’ which truly makes a difference to people’s lives – offering people opportunities for education and employment that they otherwise would not have had.

University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich, one of the largest and most respected universities in London, has strong traditions going back over 100 years. Its research and teaching are nationally and internationally renowned for their contribution to science and society and campuses that are amongst the most celebrated in the world.

University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a leading university, forward-looking and ambitious, where the starting point is always ‘anything is possible’. Respected for their boundary breaking research and their teaching and business collaborations, the university consistently performs strongly in UK league tables. The pursuit of excellence and intellectual curiosity is tireless.