Get prepared

Prepare for your move to Bradford

You will probably feel excited and a little nervous in the weeks before your big move to Bradford.

The advice and information on this page should help you enjoy a smooth transition to the UK.

Things to organise before you leave home

Pre-arrival webinars

Our International Student Adviser and the Visa Support Team run a series of Pre-Arrival Webinars in the months before enrolment, to help new international students prepare for their move.

There will be two webinars on each of these dates, at 9.00 BST and 16.00 BST.

  • Thursday 14th June
  • Thursday 28th June
  • Wednesday 4th July
  • Friday 20th July
  • Thursday 16th August
  • Wednesday 29th August

 

Student at webinar

Book your place on a webinar

Online pre-enrolment

Online pre-enrolment is completed in e:Vision, the University's online student portal.

A few weeks before you start your course, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to set up your IT account and access e:Vision.

If you don't receive this email, please contact itservicedesk@bradford.ac.uk.

When you have completed the online process in e:Vision you will receive a confirmation email.

Bring this email with you to Enrolment - you can print a copy of it or display it on an electronic device (smartphone, tablet, netbook).

Your luggage - what should you pack?

We suggest you bring the following items with you in your main luggage.

Don't worry if you forget anything - there are plenty of shops within a few minutes walk of the University.

  • clothes for summer
  • sunglasses
  • clothes that you can layer, such as t-shirts, hoodies or sweatshirts
  • a warm winter coat
  • hat, scarf and gloves
  • an umbrella
  • your country's national dress, if you have it
  • sports equipment and clothing
  • photos and a few mementos from home
  • a bilingual dictionary, if English is not your first language

 

You should pack the following documents in your hand luggage, as you will need them when entering the UK:

  • passport with visa (EEA students do not require a visa)
  • the letter that you receive at the same time as your visa from UK Visas and Immigration 
  • CAS statement and unconditional offer letter
  • your examination certificates as stated in your CAS statement
  • TB health certificate and chest X-rays , if required for your visa
  • details of vaccinations you have received
  • medical records of any pre-existing conditions (with English translation)
  • medication you are currently taking (with a letter from your doctor, confirming which medication you are carrying)
  • your accommodation contract
  • evidence of your finances for your tuition fees and living costs (for example: the bank statements you used for your visa application, or your official sponsorship letter)

Your journey to Bradford

We suggest you book an air ticket to Leeds/Bradford Airport if possible. This is the closest airport to the University and will be the most convenient for you.

There are regular connecting flights from London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris airports.

If this is not possible, you can also choose to fly to Manchester Airport, but please bear in mind that this is further away from Bradford.

Students outside of Leeds/Bradford airport

Airport pick-up

The University runs an airport pick-up service from Leeds/Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport at certain times of the year.

This service must be booked in advance.

Information for students arriving for Pre-Sessional courses in Summer 2018 and September 2018 will be available here when it has been finalised.

For more information on this service, please email:
airportpickup@bradford.ac.uk