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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.

Discounts on Gym membership and venue hire

40% off Unique Fitness & Lifestyle - Gym membership

If you live near the University, why not try out our new fitness and lifestyle facility. The centre caters for all ages, requirements and interests: from tailor-made stress busting exercise programmes to structured, but fun, swimming lessons for adults and children. Alumni 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

Heaton Mount2 25% off venue hire at Heaton Mount

Heaton Mount, part of the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Management and Law, 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.

Alumni receive a 25% discount off all venue hire until December 2017 – Quote Alumni2017

For any further information please contact us on +44 (0) 01274 23 44 85 or email  

Visit; or follow on Twitter; @heatonmount and find us on Facebook; Heaton Mount. 

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

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. 

Braduate e-Newsletter

Alumni also receive a quarterly Braduate e-newsletter packed with all the latest University and alumni news including events, profiles, interesting articles, and information about the many ways you can get involved, wherever you're located. 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.

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