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The Student

What we expect from you

As a student studying at the University of Bradford, we expect you to demonstrate a willingness to participate actively in the intellectual environment and commit to your responsibilities as an independent and collaborative learner.

We expect you to:

  • Actively and positively engage in your studies, hand in work on time and ask for help if you need it.
  • Attend all scheduled learning and teaching activities, including meetings with your Personal Academic Tutor, and notify us if there is a reason that you cannot attend.
  • Make effective use of all facilities that the University provides to support your learning.
  • Take responsibility for your own learning and personal development, acting on opportunities made available to you by the University and Students' Union.
  • Behave in a responsible manner, treating staff, fellow students and visitors with dignity and respect.
  • Familiarise yourself with all regulations and seek advice and clarification where needed in a timely manner.
  • Provide us with appropriate evidence about any changes to your personal circumstances as soon as possible.
  • Actively participate in the student representative system.
  • Enjoy your University experience!

We also expect students to work towards our graduate attributes: the qualities, skills and understanding that we believe our students should develop during their time with us.

The Bradford Graduate Attributes

Academic Development and Critical Thinking

  • Able to apply knowledge to solve complex real-world problems and show proficiency and creativity in decision making;
  • An independent learner and a critical and creative thinker;
  • Skilled in research and enquiry.

 Employability and Professionalism

  • Aware of their own capabilities and able to manage themselves;
  • Proficient at communicating with others through a range of media;
  • Effective at collaborating and respecting the opinions of others;
  • Able to demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical values;
  • Able to identify their learning needs and take action to improve their performance;
  • Enterprising and creative in their approach to study and work;
  • Digitally literate and able to manage information effectively;
  • Able to demonstrate commercial and professional awareness by relating their learning to a commercial, professional or business perspective.


  • Interculturally and internationally aware;
  • Aware of social and civic responsibilities;
  • Literate in and committed to the principles of sustainable development.