On-campus Open Days
We've missed seeing you at our on-campus Open Days.
Our On-campus Open Days are the perfect way to find out what studying at the University of Bradford is really like.
You'll be taken on tours of our campus and accommodation, get the chance to speak to current students, and meet the academics who'll be teaching you.
There are also plenty of talks and activities to get involved with throughout the day.
Top tips for our On-campus Open Days
Quiz the experts - nobody knows a course better than the person who teaches it. At an open day, you can quiz tutors and decide whether their course is right for you. You can find info on loads of other courses too, who knows, you might discover something brand new.
Attend talks - talks are perfect for giving you info on things you may not have even thought about. From fees and finance to student life and societies, talks are varied and take place throughout the day so plan the talks you want to attend in advance.
See it to believe it - you’re not just choosing a university, you’re choosing a campus, a city and a lifestyle. Give yourself time to discover everything the university and city have to offer for you, don’t just believe the rumours. Chat to the Students’ Union about sports, societies and social life and head into the city for a bite to eat.
Bring your friends and family - don’t go it alone; take a friend or someone from the family. It’s a good idea to talk things through with someone after an open day, especially if it’s your first one.
We have a parents and carers lounge at our Open Day where they can attend talks designed just for them, and you can get a break.
Plan your personal statement - at an open day, you’ll be able to get insider tips on what to include in your statement so be sure to chat to the tutors about it. We run personal statement writing workshops at our open days to give you an edge.
Our staff, student and visitor safety is at the forefront of our On-campus Open Day planning. Here is how we are keeping everyone safe:
- All attendees are required to pre-book a place at either a morning or afternoon Open Day slot. This helps us limit the capacity of people on campus at any one time. All guests can attend any time between the start and end time of their slot – just remember to check the schedule to ensure you don’t miss those all-important course and information sessions.
- We have spread our faculty stands throughout the University to ease congestion in our busiest areas
- We will deliver talks/activities within our lecture rooms, as well as a limited number of guests at each morning and afternoon slot so we can make sure that no sessions become too full.
- In line with Government guidance, we will be encouraging the wearing of face coverings when inside University buildings.
- We will operate an enhanced cleaning regime which will include regular cleaning of all high traffic areas and touchpoints throughout the day, this includes areas such as toilets, door handles and lift buttons. Additional cleaning will take place during the break between the morning and afternoon session.
- We will be encouraging social distancing in the busiest areas on campus, for example, queues for entry and for campus tours.
- Where required we will operate designated queuing and one way systems.
- We encourage regular use of hand sanitising stations which are placed around the University campus.
To help us keep everyone safe we ask the following of our open day guests:
- Ensure you have booked your slot in advance
- Adhere to any one way or queuing systems while visiting the University
- We encourage the wearing of face coverings within the University buildings in line with Government guidance. We do understand that there may be some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering and will be mindful and respectful of such circumstances
- We encourage visitors to campus to undertake a lateral flow test, using a self-testing kit and confirm a negative result before travelling to campus. Information on obtaining later flow tests can be found on the Government Website https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
- Hygiene is key – we ask all visitors to make use of the hand sanitising stations on arrival and throughout their visit. Hands should also be washed regularly
Do not attend campus if:
- you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- You have tested positive for Coronavirus within the last 10days
- You are awaiting the results from a Coronavirus test
- You have been told by NHS Test and Trace that you need to isolate
- You have travelled back from a country requiring isolation on return. Further details of the requirements and exempt countries can be found on the Government Website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#new-rules
Further details and government recommendations regarding self-isolating can be found on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
University of Bradford
Bradford is connected to the motorway network by the M62 and M606, which we recommend you use if arriving from the south, east or west. Use the A629/A650 via Skipton if arriving from the north-west, or the A1 or A19 if arriving from the north-east.
Sat Nav postcode - use BD7 1PP
By public transport
If you’re getting the bus to Bradford, or arriving by train at Forster Square or Bradford Interchange, the University is 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Go through City Park and continue past the Alhambra Theatre up Great Horton Road. Campus is about 300 metres up this hill, just beyond the College.
Parking will be available on campus in our Shearbridge Car Park. Please follow the event signage close to the University - our stewards will also be available to direct you if needed.