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Benefits and services for alumni

Members of our alumni community can access a range of benefits and services including an online networking platform, discounts on further study, career and employability services, library access, discounted access to accommodation, corporate and sports facilities, and invitations to networking events.

The Alumni and Development Office also produces a quarterly e-newsletter and a magazine, The Braduate, featuring the latest news, research insights and alumni articles. Update your contact details to receive updates on opportunities and services.

Bradford Connect Alumni Portal

The Bradford Connect Alumni Portal is a dedicated communication and engagement platform that enables alumni to tap into the Bradford network. You can access and use the portal in a number of ways:

  • Update your contact details held by the University to be kept informed about news and alumni events
  • Manage your communication preferences
  • Search and make contact with your friends and classmates and other alumni in the directory
  • Browse and book on to events
  • Make a gift or donation

Sign in or register to Bradford Connect

Discounts on further study at Bradford

All alumni of the University, regardless of when you graduated, will receive a discount on tuition fees for further study dependant on the result achieved in your first Bradford degree. For undergraduate alumni, if you achieved a 2:2 the discount is 10%, a 2:1 is 15% and a 1st is 20%. For progression from Master's to Doctorate, a Pass is 10%, a Merit 15%, and a Distinction is 20%.

Please note that students can only receive one scholarship or discount.

Please note this is a change to the criteria for students who began their study in previous years and is applicable to students starting courses in September 2018 onwards.

The discount is available for:

  • Self-funded students only
  • All students progressing onto a Master's or a PhD programme from an undergraduate degree
  • Students progressing from a taught Master's onto a PhD programme
  • Alumni wishing to study a second undergraduate or postgraduate degree (full Master's or PhD only)
  • Students who have studied here as part of an exchange, e.g. Erasmus
  • Students who have completed an undergraduate programme at one of our partner institutions and then wish to continue their studies at postgraduate level here at Bradford; or students studying a premium fee programme by distance learning.

Alumni from all countries, who meet the criteria, are eligible however you can only claim one discount or bursary from the University, e.g. you may not receive a postgraduate bursary and the fee discount.

Students studying part-time will be entitled to the discount but must be enrolled for at least 60 credits each year and be enrolled on a full degree or Master’s programme (not PG Certificate or PG Diploma).

Visit our fees and financial support pages for more details.

Career and Employability Services

As a University of Bradford graduate, you still have access to the Careers and Employability Service for up to five years after your studies. Whether you are at a career crossroads, need help with your job search or returning to work after a long break, you can get help with developing your CV, completing application forms, preparing for job interviews and psychometric tests. If you no longer live in Bradford or are unable to come onto campus we can also arrange careers guidance by email, phone, and Skype.

We also offer specific opportunities for graduates, including:

Library service

Library Internal Alumni are automatically entitled to reference and study use of the JB Priestly and Emm Lane Libraries after leaving the University.

  • Reference access is free of charge; borrowing rights, with the ability to have two books on loan at any one time, may be granted on application by paying an annual fee of £35.

  • Corporate membership may also be granted on application. The charge is currently £50 for reference access and £100 for borrowing rights (two items on loan at any one time).

To apply for access to library services, or if you have any queries please call The Welcome Desk on 01274 233301

UBU Life Membership

UBU Logo Small All graduates of the University of Bradford are entitled to Life Membership of the Students' Union (UBU). We would love our members to remain engaged with the University and the UBU and so this category of membership is free!

To apply to be formally registered as a Life Member, please fill in this form with as many details as possible. In order to fully enable your membership please ensure you have already registered on the Bradford Connect Alumni Portal

Life Membership entitles alumni members to attend and observe General Meetings, and to apply to join UBU societies, media clubs, and sports clubs — though please note, acceptance is at the absolute discretion of each individual society or club. We are working on a package of further exciting benefits for our Life Members. For further queries please email us.

Replacement degree certificates and transcripts

Do you need a replacement transcript or degree certificate?

For details on how to order replacements please visit the frequently asked questions on transcripts and replacement certificates

Braduate Magazine and Newsletter

The Braduate is your free annual magazine sharing interesting news and insights from across the University and our global alumni community.

If you would like to contribute a an article/blog, profile or story, or simply have some news to share then contact us. 

Alumni also receive a quarterly Braduate e-Newsletter with the latest University and alumni news including events, profiles, articles, and information about the opportunities to get involved and services available. To subscribe to the newsletter please ensure we have your correct email by updating your details online.

Alumni Events

As a graduate of Bradford, you have exclusive access to a range of alumni events and receptions in the UK and overseas. Make the most of a vibrant and stimulating programme of varied speaker and professional networking events taking place on-campus each year as well as re-unions, celebratory and professional development events organised by the Alumni Office. Additionally, the growth of our global alumni groups and networks presents opportunities for alumni to participate in social and professional events across the globe.

Online Networks

We have dedicated pages and groups for our alumni to help you stay connected and grow your networks.  

UoB alumni app

Download the About UoB app to access news and information and alumni services via your smartphone or mobile device.

About UoB app

Third party discounts and offers

Alumni of the University of Bradford are entitled to a number of discounts and offers as listed below. We continue to increase the number of offers available so keep revisiting the website to find out about new offers.

Disclaimer: Please note that any offers featured on this website are taken up entirely at your own risk. The University of Bradford provides no guarantees or warranties in relation to the quality or suitability of any offerings by third parties, nor in relation to the accuracy or reliability of advertisements placed by them. The University of Bradford accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever in relation to these services.

20 percent discount on postgraduate tuition fees for 2018/19 entry

All alumni of the University, regardless of when you graduated, will receive a discount on tuition fees for further study dependant on the result achieved in your first Bradford degree. For undergraduate alumni, if you achieved a 2:2 the discount is 10%, a 2:1 is 15% and a 1st is 20%. For progression from Master's to Doctorate, a Pass is 10%, a Merit 15%, and a Distinction is 20%. Find out more about the alumni discount scheme

Bradford Literature Festival Bradford Literature Festival - 29th June – 8th July 2018

20% off tickets for the Bradford Literature Festival 2018. Quote UOBalumni - checks apply.

Hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK, the Bradford Literature Festival features over 400 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days and celebrates the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. Every year we invite world-renowned authors, poets, musicians and artists to visit our spectacular city and share their expertise and passions with you, the audience.

CareCo CareCo

10% off all products purchased at CareCo. Quote UNI10 at the checkout - checks apply.

As a leading independent distributor with over 13 years' experience in the mobility market, we here at CareCo pride ourselves on our growing reputation for supplying top quality products at discounted prices.

Hayes Garden World Hayes Garden World

10% off all products on the Hayes Garden World website. Quote BRADUNI10 - checks apply.

Garden Furniture & Equipment - With a long horticultural heritage, Hayes Garden World are the leading online garden retailer for garden furniture, garden tools and garden accessories.

Heaton Mount Heaton Mount Accommodation and Venue Hire

Discounted accommodation and 15% off venue hire.

Alumni can arrange accommodation at Heaton Mount at discounted rates. The rate for groups (minimum 15 guests) is £55 single occupancy and £70 double occupancy including breakfast. For larger reunions, of 20 guests or more, it is advised that you contact Heaton Mount as soon as possible to enquire about the availability of accommodation. Please quote Alumni2018 when making the bookings, checks may apply.

Part of the University of Bradford’s School of Management, Heaton Mount is a sensational venue for both corporate hire and special occasions, and a one-stop shop for events in the West Yorkshire region. Visitors attending conferences, training, team building, Christmas parties, Weddings and private parties, will experience first class service and cuisine in a beautiful venue befitting a world-class business school, with boutique accommodation on site. Please quote Alumni2018 when making the bookings, checks may apply. For any further information please contact us on +44 (0) 01274 23 44 85 or email Twitter: @heatonmount  Facebook: Heaton Mount

Last Night of Freedom Last Night of Freedom

10% off all hen party costumes and accessories in Last Night of Freedom’s shop, as well as free nightclub entry for groups over 10.

Newcastle based stag and hen party planners, Last Night of Freedom, certainly know a thing or two when it comes to planning the ultimate do. Offering the biggest and best range of stag and hen party accessories across the UK, whether you’re after silly drinking games to get your party started, or personalised T-shirts to unite your group. Having successfully dispatched hundreds of thousands of orders to satisfied customers across the globe, you know you’re in safe hands when ordering with Last Night of Freedom. Even if you’ve left everything to the last minute, fear not, as you can select next day delivery when completing your order. You can even have it by 10.30am the next morning, providing you order before 4pm the day before. Make sure to enter BRADUNI10 at the checkout for your exclusive 10% discount.

PowderBeds PowderBeds

5% off any featured ski accommodation. Quote PBBrad965 - checks may apply.

PowderBeds love skiing as much as you and are proud to offer you the best choice of ski accommodation in the world’s most popular ski resorts. PowderBeds specialise in ski accommodation and only offer the best choice and best-priced ski hotels and apartments with the most flexibility. PowderBeds is part of one of the UK’s most well-established independent tour operators, Osprey Holidays Ltd. Osprey is a family owned company with over 40 years of experience in the travel industry. In order to obtain the discount please contact Powderbeds on 0131 240 3300 or to let them know you are with the University of Bradford and quote the discount code. 

Run4It Run4It

10% off online orders at QUOTE: BRADUNI10 – checks apply.

Run4It is a specialist running retailer offering a wide range of running shoes, clothes and accessories from a variety of premium brands, such as Nike, Adidas, and Brooks. Bradford alumni can enjoy 10% off their order when they shop online at by entering the above code at the checkout. This offer does not apply to gift vouchers or running watches.

Sixt rent a car Sixt rent a car

10% off car and van hire in Sixt branches across the UK. Go to and Quote XCUN688495647

Sixt is an internationally renowned car rental company offering services in over 4,000 locations across 105 countries worldwide. Founded in 1912, Sixt prides itself on providing outstanding customer service, a modern and top quality fleet and being at the cutting edge of the rental industry. Sixt offers a comprehensive and diverse selection of vehicles to provide a solution to all of your mobility needs; including small economy cars, family saloons, convertibles, 4x4s, minibuses and luxury cars.

Ski Independence

Ski Independence

5% off packages, ski school and equipment rentals. Quote EDU5% - checks may apply.

Ski Independence is a tailor-made ski holiday specialist. One of the most popular destinations they offer is Whistler, Canada. To qualify for the discount, add the above code to the notes when prompted, “Do you have any questions or requests regarding this booking?”.

Save 5% on all Whistler lift tickets (including Epic Season Passes), ski school and equipment rentals when booked at

Unique Fitness & Lifestyle Unique Fitness & Lifestyle

35% off Gym Membership.

If you live near the University, why not try out Unique Fitness & Lifestyle's new fitness and lifestyle facility. The centre caters to all ages, requirements and interests: from tailor-made stress-busting exercise programmes to structured, but fun, swimming lessons for adults and children. Alumni of the University of Bradford receive discount alumni gym membership for Unique Fitness and Lifestyle at £22 per month. For further information call 01274 234871 or visit the Unique Fitness & Lifestyle website.

We continue to increase the number of offers available so keep revisiting the website to find out about new offers.