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Students' Union

The University of Bradford Students' Union (UBU) is based in the £8m Student Central building at the heart of our city campus.

There are so many good reasons to engage with the UBU, from academic and financial support to societies, sports and volunteering opportunities. Your elected student representatives – together with a dedicated team of Students’ Union staff – are there to work directly for you.

To get a feel for student life at the University of Bradford, have a look at the Union's Facebook page where you'll find lots of photos, details of events and much more.

Team Bradford

The Students’ Union is home to Team Bradford, the heartbeat of the student community here in Bradford.

Team Bradford is a fun and supportive community of our students, led by the University of Bradford Students’ Union. Team Bradford’s three main principles are to encourage student participation and representation whilst striving to improve the overall student experience.

Team Bradford represents all our sports clubs, societies, media areas and volunteers. It is the student platform which champions all student successes, achievements and campaigns. When you arrive in Bradford you will become a part of this unique community and ethos which will be integral to improving your time here in Bradford.

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Sports and Societies

The Union supports about 90 societies and almost 40 sports teams – all run for students, by students. You can even become an executive member and have a direct say in how the society works. Or start up your own society if you and your friends have a great idea.

Taking part in sports, societies or volunteering is a great way to make friends, boost your confidence and add to your CV.


Volunteering fair in Student Central.

UBU runs Student Volunteering, a volunteering programme providing students with the opportunity to help in local community projects.

Student Volunteering aims to develop links between University students and the wider community, and volunteers from any academic discipline are supported.

Projects include visiting the elderly, working with the homeless or helping in a playgroup. Students can choose to volunteer for just one day or once a week for the whole year, and all students are welcome to get involved.

Student Advice Centre

The Union's Student Advice Centre is there to help you with any financial, visa, academic, personal or other issues you may encounter. Whatever the problem, no matter how big or small, our friendly team will be more than happy to listen and lend a hand.

Media and entertainment

Andy Williamson performing in Student Central.

Pick up a copy of The Bradford Student, the Union’s very own newspaper, or tune in to RamAir student radio to keep up on all the latest news on campus and beyond. There’s also a student TV station, Ubuonline channel on Youtube and twice-weekly film screenings with Bradford Student Cinema.

The Union also organises regular activities like Freshers’ Fortnight, club nights, special events, comedy nights, markets and (of course) our massive end of term party.

Student democracy

Students' Union AGM.

Student politics is thriving on campus, with regular general meetings that give you the chance to voice your opinion and influence the way the University works.

The Union also runs forums to represent the interests of key student groups.