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Study support

Most students will need some support with their studies during their time at university.

Our academic support network is here to help you from the first day of your course through to graduation.

Academic Skills Advice Service

The Academic Skills Advice Service helps students with all areas of academic study and interpersonal skills.

They offer 1-2-1 sessions, group advice, workshops and they have a number of online study skills resources.

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Personal tutors

Our proactive Personal Academic Tutor scheme aims to ensure that throughout your time at university you have regular opportunities to meet with an assigned member of academic staff.

Your ‘Personal Academic Tutor’ or PAT, will discuss and help to improve your personal, academic and professional development.

Student talking to their personal tutor

Canvas - Virtual Learning Environment

Canvas is the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The VLE allows students access to a range of independent study materials related to your course, and studying in general. 

You can access the materials on Canvas at your own pace, from any device with an internet connection.

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Language support

Our language centre offers English language support as a university-wide policy, supporting international students, home students, staff and the wider community.

Support is available before and during your studies.

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International Study Centre

The International Study Centre (Room 101) is a friendly, supportive space for study, cross-cultural interaction, and language learning.

It's located in the Richmond Building, near Blackwell's book shop.

The centre offers:

  • student-led language classes, every week during term time
  • resources including computers, books, newspapers and magazines
  • events and days out, including trips to places like Skipton, Ilkley, Saltaire and Bolton Abbey

Michael Allhouse is the centre manager. His contact details are:

The centre also has its own Facebook page, This is Room 101.

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On-campus library

The JB Priestley Library is open 24 hours a day, 360 days a year.

Services include book borrowing, online resources, group study rooms and equipment lending, print and photocopying.

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Disability support

The Disability Service can help any student with a disability to ensure that you have the support that you need during your time at University.

If you are thinking of coming to the University of Bradford, don’t wait until you have arrived to make contact with us.  We can arrange for you to meet with a Disability Adviser to talk about the support that is available on campus and in accommodation

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Peer-to-peer support

Peer-to-peer encourages students to work together and support each other in their learning community.

This is achieved through support networks, assisted learning, and mentoring sessions.

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Our support network

We also offer specific support for international students and personal support for all students: