New Students – Welcome to Bradford!

Welcome to the University of Bradford. Congratulations on achieving a place here, we're looking forward to your arrival on campus!

This website is your Student Handbook. You will find everything you need to know to settle in, from setting up your IT account to finding your way around the city.

Brian Cantor
I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new and returning students to the University of Bradford. You are a student at an outstanding university, one of the world's leading technology universities, with a community of staff and students from all around the world.”
Professor Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford

Checklist  

  • Check the key dates - when you need to arrive and when term starts.
  • Have you got your accommodation sorted? Find out what you need to do next, and when you can move in.
  • Plan your journey to Bradford.
  • Look out for an email to activate your IT account.
  • Enrol and if you pay your own tuition fees, find out how.
  • Attend your induction.

Key dates

Enrolment

Enrolment is an important step in becoming a student here at the University of Bradford - it's the formal contract between you and the University.

When you complete your Enrolment you will receive your student card, allowing you to access University buildings and your Virtual Learning Environment, and it also initiates your student loan payments (if applicable).

Find out more on the Enrolment website.

Enrolment

Induction

Your faculty/department has organised an induction programme for your first couple of weeks with us. It is very important that you attend your induction programme as it also forms part of the official enrolment process.

What will my induction involve?

The induction involves a series of events and classes introducing you to your chosen course/area of study, as well as to your tutors and fellow students. 

Induction programmes

You can find your induction timetable below - search by your course name. If your induction timetable isn't available, check back soon!

Your department will also contact you with the details of your induction sessions.

Programme title Induction Timetable
BA Applied Criminal Justice Studies Download PDF »
BA Business Studies & Law Download PDF »
BA Development and Peace Studies Download PDF »
BA Film and Television Production Download PDF »
BA Graphics for Games Download PDF »
BA International Relations and Security Studies Download PDF »
BA Law with Business & Mgt Download PDF »
BA Peace Studies Download PDF »
BA Politics Download PDF »
BA Social Work Download PDF »
BA Sociology Download PDF »
BA Sociology and Psychology Download PDF »
BA Working with Children, Young People and Families Download PDF »
BEng Chemical Engineering Download PDF »
BEng Civil & Structural Engineering Download PDF »
BEng Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Download PDF »
BEng Mechanical Engineering Download PDF »
BEng Medical Engineering Download PDF »
BEng Software Engineering Download PDF »
Bridge programme Download PDF »
BSc & MSc Midwifery Studies Download PDF »
BSc Accounting & Finance Download PDF »
BSc Animation Download PDF »
BSc Archaeology Download PDF »
BSc Biomedical Science Download PDF »
BSc Business & Management Download PDF »
BSc Chemistry Download PDF »
BSc Clinical Sciences (Foundation Year) Download PDF »
BSc Clinical Technology Download PDF »
BSc Computer Science Download PDF »
BSc Computer Science for Business Download PDF »
BSc Computer Science for Cyber Security Download PDF »
BSc Computer Science for Games Download PDF »
BSc Diagnostic Radiography Download PDF »
BSc Economics Download PDF »
BSc Film & Visual Effects Technology Download PDF »
BSc Forensic and Medical Sciences Download PDF »
BSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology Download PDF »
BSc Forensic Science Download PDF »
BSc Game Design & Development Download PDF »
BSc Human Resource Mgt Download PDF »
BSc International Business Mgt Download PDF »
BSc Marketing Download PDF »
BSc Nursing (Adult, Child & MH) Download PDF »
BSc Occupational Therapy Download PDF »
BSc Optometry Download PDF »
BSc Paramedic Science Download PDF »
BSc Physiotherapy Download PDF »
BSc Psychology Download PDF »
BSc Psychology and Crime Download PDF »
BSc Psychology with Counselling Download PDF »
BSc Public Health & Community Wellbeing Download PDF »
Engineering Foundation Year Download PDF »
Engineering Foundation Year (International) Download PDF »
Foundation Year in Social Sciences Download PDF »
LLB Law Download PDF »
LLM International Legal Studies Download PDF »
MA African Peace and Conflict Studies Download PDF »
MA Conflict Resolution Download PDF »
MA Conflict, Security and Development Download PDF »
MA in Sociology, Social Policy and Crime Download PDF »
MA Independent Filmmaking Download PDF »
MA International Development Management Download PDF »
MA International Politics and Security Studies Download PDF »
MA Mental Health Practice Download PDF »
MA Middle East Politics and Security Studies Download PDF »
MA Peace Conflict and Development Download PDF »
MA Peace Studies Download PDF »
MA Political Violence and Terrorism Download PDF »
MA Social Work Download PDF »
MChem Chemistry Download PDF »
MPharm Pharmacy Download PDF »
MPhysiotherapy Download PDF »
MSc Archaeological Science Download PDF »
MSc Big Data Science and Technology Download PDF »
MSc Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Download PDF »
MSc Civil Engineering Download PDF »
MSc Cyber Security Download PDF »
MSc Economics and Finance for Development Download PDF »
MSc Finance and Investment Download PDF »
MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation Download PDF »
MSc Human Osteology and Paleopathology Download PDF »
MSc Human Resource Management Download PDF »
MSc International Business & Management Download PDF »
MSc Management Download PDF »
MSc Marketing & Management Download PDF »
MSc Mechanical Engineering Download PDF »
MSc Project Planning and Management Download PDF »
MSc Psychology Download PDF »
MSc Strategic Marketing Download PDF »
MSc The Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Download PDF »
PhD / Postgraduate research degree / MPhil / PGR Download PDF »

Timetables

When Semester 1 begins on 18 September you'll get access to your own personalised teaching timetable, with all your lectures, seminars and labs on.

Before then though, you can see your programme timetable (or module timetable for postgraduate Health Studies students) on the Timetables website.

Plan your journey

Bradford is easily reached by road, rail or air. See our how to find us page to find out more. See our Campus Maps to find your way around when you get here.

Parking

Students need a permit to park on campus, which are issued on a first-come-first-served basis. Apply for a permit on the Smart Move Travel website.

Getting around

Once you're here, getting around by public transport or bike is easy. Find out more on our Discover Bradford website.

Guide to Bradford

There's lots going on in Bradford – whether you're a fan of music and theatre, food and drink, or getting out into the countryside.

Bradford is made up of a small city centre, surrounded by a collection of small districts, towns and villages – all of which offer their own unique character.

We've put together a guide to help you get to know the area. We encourage you to explore the city and the beautiful countryside surrounding it.

The website Visit Bradford has events listings for Bradford and the surrounding area, as well as suggestions for days outs and interesting walks or cycle rides.

The Bradford Review is also worth checking out, for reviews, listings and interviews.

Discover Bradford

Shout it on social

Tell your social media friends and followers that you've joined Team Bradford by updating your cover image on Facebook and Twitter. Download these images, then update your social covers!

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International and EU students

With 15% of our students joining us from outside the UK, we are used to giving newcomers to Bradford a very warm welcome.

You'll get to take part in our orientation programme with talks, tours and social events.

There is lots of useful information to help you get started on our International website, and you can download our pre-arrival booklet below.

International and EU Students
International and EU pre-arrival information
International and EU pre-arrival information
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