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Step Up to HE

Joining the University of Bradford as an undergraduate student in September? Then why not get one step ahead and find out what being a student in higher education is all about!

Our Step Up to Higher Education (HE) programme is a great opportunity to prepare for your studies by finding out about and starting to develop some of the essential skills you will need at University. 

It includes online resources and activities as well as live online workshops that also offer you the chance to meet members of staff and other students.

Step Up to HE is free of charge and is due to run just before term starts and during induction.

Delivered by a friendly team of staff and student ambassadors, it covers a range of areas to support your transition into university. 

These include:

  • Becoming an independent learner
  • Academic language
  • Library, IT and finding resources
  • Careers and Employability
  • You and Your Wellbeing

There will also be an opportunity for you to hear all about being a student at the University of Bradford from current students.

New undergraduate students can register their interest in attending via the enrolment portal.  Details will then be emailed on the activities and how to book.

Or, if you are a new undergraduate student due to start in September then you can book here.

Please email for any queries.

Frequently asked questions

Who can attend Step Up to HE?

Only undergraduate students who have accepted a place to study at the University of Bradford (starting in September) can attend. 

Are places limited?

Places are limited to ensure the sessions can be interactive.  So once you have received your information email (via the enrolment portal) please book as directed as soon as you can.  Or see below on how to access the programme.

When does Step Up to HE happen?

Step Up to HE in 2020 is an online programme and is due to take place just before term starts and over induction.  A series of online live workshops will take place during the week commencing 21st September 2020 that eligible students can book onto.  Online resources and activities will also be accessible to accompany the live workshops which will be available for longer.  

Details of the events will be made available via the enrolment portal.

Can I just attend just parts of the programme?

We advise that students engage in all aspects to get the full benefit of the programme (and to be eligible for any recognition of completion).  However, we do understand that there may be difficulties committing to all the elements so do get in touch to discuss.

How do I access the programme?

As part of the online enrolment portal you will be asked if you are interested in engaging in Step Up to HE.  If you select that you are you will be sent further information on the programme and how to access it.

If you are a new undergraduate student due to start your studies in September then you may also be able to book here.

Can I enrol onto my course during Step Up to HE?

No.  Please follow the information sent to you on how to enrol onto your programme.


Will Step Up to HE include specific content for my course?

No.  Step Up to HE is open to students from across a broad range of disciplines and programmes of study.  It therefore does not include specific content for your course and is focused on offering useful skills and information that would be of benefit to any new university student. Details relating specifically to the programme of study will be communicated separately, please see the New Students website for information

Will I receive my course timetable?

No.  All details relating specifically to the programme of study will be communicated separately, please see the  for information


Get in touch

For any other questions please contact