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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 the perfect opportunity to meet other students and members of staff while beginning to develop some of the essential skills you will need to make a success of your studies.

Step Up to HE is free of charge and runs over two days in early September, just before term starts.  There will be three events running over the week and students can choose which one to attend.

Delivered by a friendly team of staff and student ambassadors, Step Up to HE covers a range of activities and information to support your transition into university. 

These include:

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

The event also includes a campus tour, so you can begin to find your way around, and there will 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 events and how to book a place.

Alternatively booking can be accessed here. BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED - please email studentexperience@bradford.ac.uk for 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 at each event may be limited so once you have received your information email (via the enrolment portal) please book as directed as soon as you can.


When does Step Up to HE happen?

There are 3 events over the week commencing 9th September 2019 (the week before Welcome Week) and students can choose which to attend (subject to spaces being available).

These are:

  • Event 1: Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September
  • Event 2: Tuesday 10th (afternoon start) and Wednesday 11th September
  • Event 3: Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September

Events 1 and 3 start with registration from 09.00 and finish by 15.00 each day.  Event 2 starts with registration from 13.00 and finishes by 17.00 the following day.

Students will receive a programme for the event at registration.


Can I just attend for one day?

We advise that students attend both days in order to get the full benefit of the event.  However, we do understand that there may be difficulties committing to both days so please get in touch to discuss.


Can I come later or leave earlier?

We advise that students attend each day in full in order to get the full benefit of the event.  However, we do understand that there may be difficulties so please get in touch to discuss.


How do I get to the event?

The event is held at our main city campus site.  Please see the Contact page for information on how to get here and a campus map.  

Is there on campus parking for the event?

On campus parking is not guaranteed for Step Up to HE attendees and is likely to be limited. Please do not arrive at the event and expect there to be parking available.  All are advised to see the information on the website for further information and details regarding visitor parking. 

Once you have your student ID number you may be able to apply for a parking permit and/or if you are due a permit it may be possible to receive it early – please liaise directly with providers as the Step Up to HE team will not hold any information on parking applications.


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

Yes.  After each event has finished there will be a designated enrolment slot for those attending the 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 New Students website for information


Is accommodation available?

There is no accommodation available specifically for Step Up to HE. 


Do I need to bring anything with me to Step Up to HE?

No.  Students who have had their place at the event confirmed will receive details about the event and what to do on the first day etc.

Get in touch

For any other questions please contact studentexperience@bradford.ac.uk.