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Coronavirus: University guidance and updates

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our main priority.

We know that many people are understandably anxious about the current Covid-19 pandemic, and we are taking measures to address your concerns, to protect your health and wellbeing, and to ensure that high quality learning, teaching and research can continue.

We are pleased to update that the 2020/21 academic year will start as planned in September, albeit two weeks later than usual, with Welcome Week taking place on 28 September 2020 and teaching beginning on 5 October 2020. 

Our campus will be open and – following all national safety guidelines – we look forward to welcoming new and returning students to our community here in Bradford.  To help keep our students and staff safe, all of our programmes will provide a blended approach to learning and teaching.  This means that all students will have an on-campus and online experience.

Of course, the situation around the Covid-19 pandemic continues to change and government advice continues to develop. The information on these pages will be updated regularly and you should use this, and the emails sent to you, as your main source of information about the University's response to this situation.

On these pages you will find information and resources to enable you to apply, study, work and get support.

If you live or work in a residential educational setting, such as halls of residence, please see the UK government's guidance on isolation for residential educational settings.

Bradford coronavirus regional testing centre opens for key workers

Our campus is hosting the Bradford coronavirus regional testing centre, open for key workers. Please note this is not a University of Bradford facility. For details of how to book a test if you are a key worker, see the UK Government’s guidance on arranging a test.

Public health update for Bradford district

Public health experts are urging people throughout Bradford district to continue to stay alert to COVID-19, and follow the latest safety guidelines.

As we take more and more steps towards returning to a more normal life, it’s easy to believe that COVID-19 is less of a threat to our health and the health of our family and friends. This is simply not the case.

Read more from Bradford Council: Public across Bradford district urged to stay alert to COVID-19

Updated 1pm, Thursday 2 July 2020

An alert banner informing people to stay alert, control the virus and save lives.

Applying to study

If you are thinking about or have already applied to study at the University of Bradford, you may have questions about what your university experience may look like in the current circumstances

See the latest information we have for prospective students both UK and international applicants.

Thinking of applying to Bradford?

We're here to help and would love to hear from you. You can:

Complete an enquiry form Learn about our Virtual Open Day

You can also learn more about applying during UCAS Clearing (for undergraduate study).


As a returning student, you may have questions about what campus and your learning will look like during the new academic year.  We have compiled the following information to ensure that you are as up to date as possible regarding learning and teaching and campus life in the new academic year.

Find the latest for current students & COVID-19


Over the coming weeks, as the UK stabilises from the COVID-19 pandemic and some stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, we are planning the phased return of our staff to campus. See here the latest updates and information in relation to the return to campus and our plans for the new academic year.

Find the latest information for staff & COVID-19


We have support in place to help and a range of wellbeing activities planned for you to partake in.

On-campus events

Find updates on how we're dealing with on-campus events and the coronavirus.

Links and official guidance

Find official guidance including what to do and resources available.

Email archive

Find a log of previous emails sent to our staff and students.

For the Media

Journalists can find out how to contact our Media Relations team about the coronavirus topic.

Contact us

See how to contact us if you have further questions about the Coronavirus while studying/working at Bradford.

Public information from the NHS

For health information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the NHS website on coronavirus. You can also find the UK government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK.