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After you graduate


Graduation is only the start of what we hope will be a lifelong relationship with the University of Bradford.

As a graduate, you join our global community of more than 135,000 alumni.

This means you have links to your professional peers all over the world, as well as access to a range of benefits and services provided through the Alumni and Development Office.

You may also be eligible for an alumni discount of up to 20% off fees for postgraduate degrees and diplomas at the University of Bradford.

Career & Employability Services

Our Career and Employability Services team are here to help you with the next stage of your career.

As a University of Bradford graduate you have access to all our services for up to five years after graduating. All of our graduates can continue to access all of our usual events, appointments and tools such as Handshake and Build My Career for up to five years after you leave university, in person or from a distance. Handshake allows you to search for roles, book in with us and to upload your profile and get headhunted by employers. Use BuildMyCareer to get an instant CV check or brush up on your interview skills. But, as well as this continued access, graduating opens up even more opportunities, have a look at our website General CES site and our graduate page.

As a University of Bradford graduate you have full access to our Bradford Graduate Talent programme that can support you with job matching over the summer period and continued personalised support for ensuring you can reach your career aspirations. For more information visit our BGT website BGT

Do you have a West Yorkshire postcode? Graduates based in West Yorkshire are eligible for a bespoke service offered by SkillsConnect. There are lots of learning opportunities, networking and employer events and coaching on offer. Learn more here.

The Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes Survey

As a graduate, you will be invited to take part in the national Graduate Outcomes Survey which aims to capture information about graduates' career destinations and developments.

You will be contacted 15 months after you complete your course by the survey organisation and invited to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey online or over the phone. It is not compulsory to complete the survey; however your support would be greatly appreciated by everyone at the University of Bradford.

Why is the Graduate Outcomes survey important?

Your responses to the survey will help current and future students gain an insight into the graduate labour market and further study opportunities for graduates from each of our academic programmes. Your responses will also help the University of Bradford to evaluate their courses and student support services – identifying areas to enhance and improve based on real evidence.

What to do now?

To ensure we can be as supportive as possible, we need to have your updated contact details. Please ensure your personal contact details are up to date on the Bradford Connect alumni portal. This will enable Career and Employability Services at the University to keep in contact with you, and let you know when the Graduate Outcomes Survey goes live.