Updated Key Info- Registration, Refreshments, Travel etc. July 2018

ICCE2018 Conference Key Information

The Conference Programme

The Conference Programme will be finalised and online as from Monday 16 July.

Conference Website


Conference Sites/ Venues

  • Wednesday 25th/Thursday 26th/Friday 27th at UEL University Stratford Square (USS), 1 Salway Road, E15 1NF
  • Saturday 28th UEL Stratford Campus, Water Lane, E15 4LZ

Both venues are a 10-20 walk from the Conference Hotel. As you come out of the hotel turn left towards Stratford town centre. (We realise most Participants are not staying at the Conference Hotel!

The conference is co-organised by the University of East London and by IEPS, the Institute for Education Policy Studies, http://www.ieps.org.uk.

Main Conference Hotel Address

High Street,
E15 2JG.

Conference Registration Sites

On Tuesday evening 24th July we are registering people at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London E15 1BX from 5 -­ 7.30 pm.Registration will continue the following morning on Wednesday 25th July from 09:15 – 11-15 at University Square Stratford (USS).If you are registering on any of the other days there will be a member of the conference team to assist you.

Conference Participants 

Participants/ attendees must register to receive the conference clip-on badge, which will give access through security into the conference, and also to refreshments which will be available at Stratford Circus Arts Centre (one minute walk from USS). We suggest you wear your conference badge at all times to save any complications. Stratford Circus Arts Centre, where the refreshments will be, is a 30 second to one minute walk from the conference venue.

Refreshment Break Times

Weds25th/Thurs26th/Fri27th at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Sat 28th at UEL Stratford Campus

Morning break:     11.15am – 11.45am

Lunch:                   13.45pm – 14.30pm

Afternoon break:  15.30pm – 16.00pm

Tea/ Coffee/ Water will be provided at both refreshment breaks and a sandwich will be provided at lunch with vegetarian and vegan options.

Local transport

Buses to Stratford station: numbers 108, D8, 45 and 25 (Do Not get on the buses which say Stratford International as they will take you into Westfield shopping centre. It is a short walk from Stratford station to the conference venues.

Buses to the Romford Road for Saturday are numbers 45 and 25.

The local Newham Cab Company is Goldline phone no: 0208 5555555.

London’s Black Cabs can be found at the entrance to Westfield shopping centre and outside of Stratford Station (buses, trains, underground). These are a very expensive way to travel in London, the tube (underground) and buses are much cheaper.

For cheaper tube journeys, a general Oyster card is £5.00 to buy from stations and convenience shops. You can add credit (money) to this card for all your public transport journeys in London. There are different Zones on the underground and rail networks, the charges differ depending on the Zone you are entering (this information is available at stations, and on the maps we have provided in your welcome packs).

To claim a refund on any money remaining on a Visitor Oyster card when you leave, send your Oyster card and contact details (name, address, email address and phone number) to:
TfL Customer Services, 4th Floor, 14 Pier Walk, London, SE10 0ES.  TFL will then contact you to process any refund you may be due.

Transport details for attendees staying at the main conference hotel is provided on a map in your welcome packs.

Food and Drink

Cafe Mondo, 5 Grove Ave, E15 1EL. 2 mins from USS. Good for lunch.

Stratford Shopping Centre (not Westfield’s) 2 mins from USS. Lots of independent eateries in the area called Market Village. Very, very cheap!!!

The shopping mall itself is a very interesting place. It is open 24hrs and after the shops close, a community of skaters, dancers and break-dancers, body poppers, the homeless and drug-takers take over from the fruit and veg-sellers. It’s quite a spectacle.

Further away, for dinner, the British national dish – Indian food (which is actually mostly Bangladeshi and Pakistani), there are lots of very good quality and cheap choices in East London.

The two most famous are: Tayyabs 83-89 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel, E1 1JU, and Needoo Grill (Indian) 87 New Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1HH. Bring your own alcohol (BYO) at both. Whitechapel tube station.

Dosa world. 46 Hanbury St, E1 5JL. Aldgate East tube station.

Dishoom is more expensive and very popular. 7 Boundary St, E2 7JE. Shoreditch Overground station.


Pubs that are close to the Conference:

O12 Bar & Grill Stratford opposite USS. 10% Discount for students.

King Edward pub, 47 Broadway, E15 4BQ

Golden Grove pub, very cheap, 146–148 The Grove, E15 1NS

Rooftop bar in the Stratford Shopping Centre

Refreshment rooms, nice beer garden, 27 Broadway, London E15 4BQ

Cart and Horses, birthplace of Iron Maiden 1 Maryland Point, E15 1PF

Other places to visit

Bookmarks socialist bookshop, open till 7pm Tottenham Court Road tube station

Housemans socialist bookshop, open till 6.30pm, Kings Cross tube station.

General Travel Information for all Participants

University Square Stratford is in the centre of Stratford – five minutes’ walk from Stratford station. By public transport, it is served by national and London Overground rail services, as well as the Underground Central and Jubilee lines, and the DLR. Bus routes calling at Stratford station include: the 25, 69, 86, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, and the D8.
The Stratford campus is a short walk from the Stratford and Stratford International rail stations. It’s also served by the Jubilee and Central Underground lines, the DLR, and a busy bus station. Bus routes calling at Stratford station include: the 25, 69, 86, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, and the D8.

By road, the campus is accessible via the A12, A13 roads, and the A406 London circular.

See Alpesh Maisuria or Dave Hill or any of the 8 Conference Ambassadors (wearing bright red t-Shirts with the Conference Logo) for further info.

Airports and Travel

Be very cautious when using Taxi’s for long journeys (such as to and from the airport) as they are likely to be very expensive (ranging anywhere from £90-£120). There are different public transport options available and their cost will depend on whether you are travelling at ‘Peak’ time or ‘Off Peak’ times, where prices are generally higher between 06:30 – 09:30 in the morning and between 16:00 – 19:00 in the afternoon/early evening.

Heathrow Airport: Heathrow T2 & 3– take the Piccadilly line to Holborn, change to the Central line to Stratford – Approx journey time – 1 hour 17 minutes (Cheapest option). Alternatively, quicker but more expensive, Heathrow Express– to Bakerloo then change to the Central line on the underground to Stratford – Approx journey time – 48 minutes.

Gatwick Airport: From Gatwick station take any train to London Bridge then the Jubilee Underground line to Stratford (end of the line) – Approx journey time – 1 hour 17 minutes.

Gatwick Express to Victoria station and jump on the Victoria Line to Oxford Circus and the Central line to Stratford

Stansted Airport: Trains from Stansted stop at Tottenham Hale then change for Stratford –Approx journey time 55mins – 1 hour 9 minutes.

Check to see if there are any maintenance works going on www.nationalrail.co.uk

Below are links to a journey planner for individual journeys and times

Links for Planning a Journey in London:

Underground: Plan Your Journey

Trains The cost of train journeys is dependent on the service you use and single/return fares for individual journeys.

Buses There is a daily cap (once reached no more charges apply) for buses in London: A single fare is £1.50 – Daily cap is £4.50 – if you catch one bus and jump on another within the hour it will cost you no extra.