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Campus life

The campus is gradually returning to some normality as restrictions ease, although we all need to continue to follow guidance.

However, we’re delighted to say that things are opening up, including our on-campus shops and outlets.

The Library remains open for booked study and resource-borrowing, and we’re relaxing the requirement to book study spaces as we move through the government road map.

The bars are taking indoor bookings online.

As usual the bars will be closed over the summer, but they are available for hire. Get in touch with Claire Wilson if you would like to arrange a private event or function.

Unique Fitness is already open for the following:

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Swimming lessons
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Outdoor football
  • Outdoor tennis
  • Outdoor fitness sessions/classes
  • Personal training

We’re also welcoming back:

  • Indoor sports, including football and basketball
  • Indoor fitness classes, including Spinergy@unique, Circuits and Body Balance.

Please remember that all sessions must be booked beforehand using the portal.

You can find Unique Fitness specific guidance on how to stay safe on our website.

Summer graduations 2021

The University understand that many of our students wish to be able to attend an in-person graduation ceremony. Celebrating the successes of our students is something that we look forward to every year, and we understand and share the disappointment that we will not be running on-campus ceremonies this July.  Although we would love to host ceremonies on-campus this summer, our highest priorities are ensuring the safety of all our students and staff, and ensuring that we can provide the high-quality experience that our students deserve.

While the COVID-19 restrictions are easing, it is still early in the government road map and everyone across the UK is being urged by the Government to be cautious in how they enjoy the relaxation in the rules, to avoid further outbreaks. We have not yet reached the end of the Government roadmap and as such we are concerned with planning a high-quality graduation experience for our students that will not be further disrupted by any changes in guidance.

The University does not wish to plan an in-person graduation ceremony for the summer, with students and their families making arrangements on this basis, only for these arrangements to be stopped or need to be substantially changed due to further restrictions. In addition, due to the restrictions over the last 12 months, many of our students are not in Bradford and will not be able to join such ceremonies.  We also want to ensure that any ongoing restrictions or safety measures don’t detract from the enjoyment of graduation, which is a time to celebrate and share success. 

Notwithstanding this, we are focussed on planning a high-quality virtual graduation experience for our students in the late summer with plans for subsequent in-person celebrations on campus at a later stage where all those who were unable to attend a physical ceremony as a result of the pandemic will have the opportunity to gather together and celebrate their achievements with their friends and family.

Further details of these arrangements will be made available to students in due course.