New students

Welcome to Bradford

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

On this website you will find everything you need to know to settle in, from setting up your IT account to finding your way around the city.

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



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.

Find out more about our Student Contract

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).

University of Bradford staff enroling students.

Activate IT account & complete pre-enrolment

Activate your IT account

A few weeks before you start an email will be sent to you from with instructions on how to activate your IT account. Please read and follow the steps in this process carefully as you will need your IT account to use University services.

If you don't receive this email before your Welcome Event here on Campus, please contact IT Servicedesk (01274 23 3333).

Once you've activated your IT account you will be automatically taken to sign in to e:Vision to complete your Pre-Enrolment.


You will be asked to agree to the University's terms and conditions as laid out in the Student Contract as well as confirming your personal details and providing further information. You will also need to upload a photo of yourself for your student card and a copy of your ID.

You don't have to complete pre-enrolment all in one go, you can always save your updates and return to finish at a later time.

When you complete the online process you will receive a confirmation email.

If you don't receive this email please contact



Your faculty/department has organised an induction programme for first couple of weeks with us. It is very important that you attend your induction programme.

What will my induction involve?

The induction begins in Welcome Week and 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. 

Welcome & ID checks will take place in your faculty base room at the beginning of Welcome Week on Monday 17 September, please check your induction timetable for your time slot.

International students need to enrol in the Small Hall in Richmond building from Wednesday 12 September.

Induction programmes

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

Distance learning students are not expected to attend an induction on campus. Further details of what happens next can also be found below.


You can see your programme timetable (or module timetable for postgraduate Health Studies students) on the Timetables website.

If you don't have login details click on 'Guest' and 'Programmes' to search for your course.

Plan your journey

Bradford is easily reached by road, rail or air. See our how to find us page to find out more, including campus maps so you can find your way around when you get here.


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

Getting around

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

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.

Bradford City Hall with sculpture in foreground.

Bradford City Hall

Student Handbook

Your 2018/9 student handbook will be available soon, in the meantime feel free to check out last year’s handbook below

Student handbook 2017/18

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.

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

International students arriving at the University of Bradford

International and EU pre-arrival information

International Orientation Programme

Postgraduate Research students

Full-time and part-time Home/EU students (including DBA)

As a Postgraduate Research student you will have your own enrolment and induction schedule, details can be found below.

You can complete your Welcome & ID check in the PGR Lounge in the Carlton Building.

Extramural research students 

If you are an Extramural postgraduate research student you do not need to enrol in person. 

Once we have completed our checks we will send your student card to your home address, and provide access to your virtual learning environment on Canvas. 


More information for Research students can be found on the Research section of our website.


Students sitting in PGR lounge

Postgraduate Research Induction timetable

Students' Union

The University of Bradford Students’ Union (UBU) is where you will find everything that you need to boost your student life. Get involved with all our sports, societies, media areas, volunteering and democracy opportunities; take part in our events and run your own with your student group; and get help with our advice centre.

  • every student at the University of Bradford is automatically a member of the Students’ Union
  • expand your skills through over 100 sports, societies and media areas, plus volunteering opportunities, and become a student leader
  • meet new friends through our huge events and entertainment package
  • join with like-minded students in the areas of student voice and democracy
  • get academic, financial or welfare advice and support
  • book rooms and spaces for meetings, events, socials and more

Find out more about us on our website, or search for ‘BradfordUniSU’ on the major social networks.