The University of Bradford is located in England in the foothills of a beautiful mountain range and rolling hills... it also happens to be one of the least expensive student cities in the UK. There are over 10,000 students enrolled at the university and about 15% of them are international students hailing from more than 150 different countries. The school has industry-accredited programs and placements, and students are taught by academic and industry experts while enjoying high-tech learning facilities and the comfort of a warm and inclusive community environment.    


Convenient campus location

University of Bradford’s campus is small, friendly and only a few minutes away from the city center. Student Central is where all the students gravitate toward as it is the home of the University of Bradford Union of Students (UBU) and offers excellent on-site student support services. From a campus shop to a student cinema and bars and entertainment, you can find it all at Student Central.  

The university’s sporting facilities are top-notch, complete with a newly furnished Sports Park, a gym, swimming pool and a sports hall. And though the campus is located centrally in the city, there are many open, green spaces all around due to the university’s green initiatives. The campus also has a theater, gallery, music center and numerous student-led societies and clubs covering all kinds of interests.

If it is the great outdoors that you appreciate most, Bradford will not disappoint. The city is surrounded by thousands of miles of woods, lakes and mountains and not one, but four national parks. But if you want to get away to nearby major cities, Bradford is 20 minutes away by train from the city of Leeds and Manchester is only an hour away by train. The city also has its own international airport and has easy access to the rest of the country by road and train.

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Student services on campus

The University of Bradford is diverse and inclusive and provides students with many services for support and guidance. For any student who has a question or needs assistance, the MyBradford department will be their first stop. The staff in this department provides information on a wide variety of topics, including where to get extra academic help or how to find your way around the city.  

The Student Life Team is also on hand to support students who are having financial trouble, difficulty settling into college or are learning how to manage a budget. They guide students in many things, even in learning how to cook! There is Disability Support availability for students with mental, sensory and/or physical disabilities and the school’s Counselling Service is a free and confidential service that helps students with their mental and overall well-being. All this and more is available to students at the University of Bradford, making the transition to college life easier for all of its students – local and international.  

Arts and culture

With its own theater, art gallery and music center, the University of Bradford is steeped in a rich culture of art, music and history. The Arts on Campus program has a wide variety of events, screenings, exhibitions and talks listed throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.   

The city of Bradford also has many avenues for its residents to appreciate the arts and culture. The Cartwright Hall Art Gallery showcases beautiful artwork, including the David Hockney Gallery. The National Science and Media Museum is a popular venue to view photography, film and digital media. And one cannot forget St George’s Hall, the oldest concert hall still in use in the UK. There are also many events held in the city such as the Bradford Literature Festival and Illuminate Bradford that also encourage students and residents to engage with one another and learn from each other.  


The University of Bradford’s Ecoversity program is responsible for making the campus greener and more sustainable. The program strives to include sustainable development in the total learning experience provided to the students by the university. The university’s campuses have won awards for sustainability and they have been recognized for having some of the worlds most environmentally friendly buildings. The school has reduced its carbon footprint by 30% since 2005 and aims to further reduce its carbon impact on the environment. True to its ethos, University of Bradford students, faculty and staff work hand-in-hand with the local community to continue to grow and expand their sustainability initiatives.  

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