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 be able to access the Student Portal and Canvas, your Virtual Learning Environment. You will also be able to access your email account.

You will also receive your student card, allowing you to access University buildings and it will initiate 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).

If you are having trouble with your new password you can set a new one here.

Once you've activated your IT account you will be asked to sign in to e:Vision to complete your online 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 your first couple of weeks with us. It is very important that you attend your induction programme. Details of your induction can be found online in your programme timetable.

What will my induction involve?

Your 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. A Welcome & ID check session will take place as part of your induction.

Non-standard programmes without a timetable will have an induction document below.

CPD Health students are not expected to attend an induction on campus. An online induction is available to view on your Faculty webpage and you can access the timetable for your module online.

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


Late arrival

Many of our programmes accept late arrivals and we can provide tailored support to help you catch up on any study you have missed. If you think you will be late for the start of your programme you should email with your UB number, expected arrival date and the reason for your late arrival. 

Programme information
30 Week Pre-sessional English Language Programme (PREP) »

Language Centre
MSc Advanced Civil and Structural Engineering »

Engineering & Informatics, Engineering
MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering »

Engineering & Informatics, Engineering
MSc/PGD Clinical Pharmacy (Community) »

Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
MSc/PGD Clinical Pharmacy (Secondary Care) »

Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
Exchange & Erasmus Induction »

Engineering & Informatics
Exchange & Erasmus Induction »

Health Studies
Exchange & Erasmus Induction »

Life Sciences
Exchange & Erasmus Induction »

Management Law & Social Sciences
CPD Health (Modular) Support for Learning in Practice »

Health Studies, Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
LLM International Commercial Law »

Management Law & Social Sciences, Law
LLM International Human Rights Law and Development »

Management Law & Social Sciences, Law
LLM International Legal Studies »

Management Law & Social Sciences, Law
MSc Logistics, Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management »

Management Law & Social Sciences, Management
MBA Distance Learning »

Management Law & Social Sciences, Management
LLM Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy »

Management Law & Social Sciences, Law
Fd Sc Nursing Associate Apprenticeship »

Health Studies, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
BSc Optometry (Accelerated) »

Life Sciences, Optometry and Vision Science
CPD Optometry (modular) Professional Certificate in Glaucoma »

Life Sciences, Optometry and Vision Science


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.

Select your Department and type your programme/module in to the Filter section. Please ensure you select the right Week Range and click 'View List'

Useful Contact details

If you have any programme specific queries you can contact your programme admin using the details below;

Faculty of Engineering & Informatics -

Faculty of Health Studies -

Faculty of Life Sciences - 

Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences;


Postgraduate Research students

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

As a Postgraduate Research student you will have your own 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.

If you have any queries please contact the administration team on or call 01274 233040.

Students sitting in PGR lounge

Postgraduate Research Induction timetable

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. There is also a handy checklist to help you get started.

If you have any queries you can contact Vanessa Napolitano, our International Student Adviser on or call 01274 236954.

International students arriving at the University of Bradford

International Student Checklist

  • Locate your accommodation
  • Tell your family you have arrived
  • Complete your online enrolment on e:Vision
  • Collect your biometric permit card
  • Enrol on your course at the MyBradford Desk in Richmond Building
  • Open a bank account
  • Register with the Bradford Student Health Service
  • Register with police if stated on your visa (country-specific)
  • Go on a campus tour
  • Go on a city tour (food shops, homeware stores, banks)
  • Attend Tier 4 Essentials session
  • Attend as many talks and events as possible
  • Sign up for one of the day trips
  • Sign up to attend the Lord Mayor’s Reception on 24 October

International and EU pre-arrival information

International Orientation Programme

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. You can apply for a permit on the car parking intranet, you will need to log in to see this information.

Getting around

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

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

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.

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