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Benefits and services for alumni

Our alumni community are entitled to exclusive benefits and services including discounts off further study, career and employability services, library access, discount rates for University accommodation, corporate and sports facilities, and invitations to academic, professional and social events.

Bradford alumni also receive quarterly e-newsletters and an annual Braduate magazine packed with news, research insights, and alumni articles. Update your contact details to ensure you receive updates about opportunities and services.

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:

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.

Library service

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

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.

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

Online Networks

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

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

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

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 Venue Hire

25% discount on all venue hire until December 2017. Quote Alumni2017 - checks apply.

Part of the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Management and Law, 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. For any further information please contact us on +44 (0) 01274 23 44 85 or email Twitter: @heatonmount  Facebook: Heaton Mount

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. 

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.