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On-campus Open Day - your schedule

Saturday 16 October | Morning Session: 09:00 - 12:00 | Afternoon Session: 13:00 - 16:00

Our Open Day has a packed schedule of live events, designed to give you the information you need to make decisions on your journey to university and to give you a flavour of what it's like to study at the University of Bradford.

We start with a Welcome Talk at 09:15 (morning session) and 13:15 (afternoon session) to give you an overview of the event and how to get the most from it, after which there are live talks and tours with academic staff and student ambassadors throughout the day.

Check out what's in store below and start to plan your day.


Jump to a time: 09:15, 09:45, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 13:15, 13:45, 14:00, 14:15, 14:30

Morning Session 

Our Morning Session starts at 09:00 and finishes at 12:00. 

Join our Morning Welcome Talk from 09:15 until 09:30.

General Tours: 

We have Campus and Accommodation Tours every 30 minutes from 09:30 as well as Library Tours every 45 minutes from 09:30.

09:45 - 10:30

Subject Talks:

  • Accounting & Finance Talk
  • Archaeology and Forensics Talk and Tour
  • Clinical Sciences Talk
  • Law Talk
  • Nursing Talk
  • Social Work and Social Care Talk
  • Sociology and Criminology Talk

Subject Tours:

  • Biomedical Engineering Tour (09:45 - 11:15)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Tour (09:45 - 11:15)
  • Chemical Engineering Tour (09:45 - 11:15)
  • Chemistry Tour
  • Mechanical Engineering Tour (09:45 - 11:15)
  • Optometry Tour
  • Paramedic Science Tour (09:30 - 10:00)
  • Psychology Tour

10:00 - 10:45

General sessions:

Student Finance 

This talk covers funding available for undergraduate degree courses, based on the latest information from Student Finance England.

Subject Talks:

  • Biomedical Sciences & Healthcare Sciences Talk and Tour
  • Diagnostic Radiography Talk
  • Peace and International Development Talk
  • Pharmacy Talk
  • Physiotherapy and MPhysiotherapy (Sport & Exercise Medicine) Talk

Subject Tours:

  • Computer Science Tour

10:30 - 11:15

General sessions:

Student Life Talk

What’s it really like to be a student at the University of Bradford? This session will give you chance to meet some of our current students and ask them any questions you may have about the student experience.

Subject Talks:

  • Business & Management Talk
  • Chemistry Talk
  • Economics Talk
  • Midwifery Talk
  • Occupational Therapy Talk
  • Psychology Talk
  • Public Health and Community Wellbeing Talk

Subject Tours: 

  • Animation & Games Tour (10:30 - 11:45)
  • Clinical Sciences Tour
  • Film & TV Tour

11:00 - 11:45

General sessions:

UCAS Personal Statement

Get advice and guidance from our Recruitment Team about writing your UCAS Personal Statement and how you can gain additional points towards your offer from us.

Support at Bradford

Find out about the wide range of support services available to you - before, during and after your time at the University of Bradford.

Widening Participation Information

Find out more about pre and post-entry support for students who are Care Experienced, Estranged, Young Carers or Refugee and Asylum Seekers. Meet our Outreach team to find out more about what we can do to help you before you join us, and our Student Life team to find out about support when you become a student.

Health UCAS Personal Statement (11:15–12:00)

Our Recruitment Team will give you advice specifically tailored to Health courses such as Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy. Learn what admissions tutors are looking for, and the kinds of experiences you can undertake to strengthen your application.

Subject Talks:

  • Marketing Talk
  • Paramedic Science Talk

Subject Tours:

  • Pharmacy Tour
  • Diagnostic Radiography Tour (11:00 – 12:00)

Afternoon Session

Our Afternoon Session starts at 13:00 and finishes at 16:00. 

Join our Afternoon Session Welcome Talk from 13:15 until 13:30.

General Tours: 

We have Campus and Accommodation Tours every 30 minutes from 13:30 as well as Library Tours every 45 minutes from 13:30.

13:45 - 14:30

General Sessions:

Student Finance

This talk covers funding available for undergraduate degree courses, based on the latest information from Student Finance England.

Subject Talks:

  • Accounting and Finance Talk
  • Archaeology and Forensics Talk and Tour
  • Clinical Sciences Talk
  • Law Talk
  • Nursing Talk
  • Pharmacy Talk
  • Psychology Talk
  • Social Work and Social Care Talk
  • Sociology and Criminology Talk

Subject Tours:

  • Chemistry Tour
  • Biomedical Engineering Tour (13:45 - 15:15)
  • Chemical Engineering Tour (13:45 - 15:15)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Tour (13:45 - 15:15)
  • Mechanical Engineering Tour (13:45 - 15:15)
  • Paramedic Science Tour (13:30 – 14:00)

14:00 - 14:45

Subject Talks:

  • Biomedical Sciences and Healthcare Sciences Talk & Tour
  • Diagnostic Radiography Talk
  • Peace and International Development Talk
  • Physiotherapy and MPhysiotherapy (Sport & Exercise Medicine) Talk

 

Subject Tours:

  • Animation & Games Tour (14:00 - 15:15)
  • Computer Science Tour
  • Film & TV Tour
  • Optometry Tour

14:15 - 15:00

General Sessions:

Student Life Talk

What’s it really like to be a student at the University of Bradford? This session will give you chance to meet some of our current students and ask them any questions you may have about the student experience.

Subject Talks:

  • Economics Talk
  • Occupational Therapy Talk

14:30 - 15:15

General Sessions:

UCAS Personal Statement

Get advice and guidance from our Recruitment Team about writing your UCAS Personal Statement and how you can gain additional points towards your offer from us.

Support at Bradford

Find out about the wide range of support services available to you - before, during and after your time at the University of Bradford.

Widening Participation Information

Find out more about pre and post-entry support for students who are Care Experienced, Estranged, Young Carers or Refugee and Asylum Seekers. Meet our Outreach team to find out more about what we can do to help you before you join us, and our Student Life team to find out about support when you become a student.

Subject Talks:

  • Business and Management Talk
  • Chemistry Talk
  • Marketing Talk
  • Midwifery Talk
  • Paramedic Science Talk
  • Pubic Health and Community Wellbeing Talk

Subject Tours:

  • Clinical Sciences Tour
  • Pharmacy Tour
  • Psychology Tour
  • Diagnostic Radiography Tour (15:00 – 16:00)

15:15 – 16:00

General Sessions:

Health UCAS Personal Statement

Our Recruitment Team will give you advice specifically tailored to Health courses such as Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy. Learn what admissions tutors are looking for, and the kinds of experiences you can undertake to strengthen your application.

Activities

Here's a taste of just a few of the activities on offer at our Open Day.

Cardiac arrest practice
Part of our Paramedic Science tours - 09:30-10:00 & 13:30-14:00

Take a tour of the facilities available to you as a paramedic science student. Whilst discovering where you may study in the future there is also an opportunity to get involved and have a go at performing CPR. 

Crisis game
11:00-12:00 & 15:00-16:00

Do we need new Human Rights for Climate Refugees? Does the world have a moral obligation to help and rehouse people left homeless by climate change?

Join in this interactive activity where you will have the opportunity to play the role of an ambassador representing a country in a climate-sensitive area, one of the major powers or the United Nations. What arguments for human rights would you make in a world facing climate emergency?

Stocks and shares
09:45-10:15 & 13:45-14:15

Get hands-on experience with business software such as SAS, R and Tableau, learn how businesses will operate in the future, and find out how our Management courses build critical skills for the financial sector.

Life Sciences hand-on sessions
Part of our Biomedical Engineering tours - 09:45-11:15 & 13:45-15:15

Use patient monitors to measure physiological parameters such as blood pressure and heart rate, as well as using electrocardiograph (ECG) and pulse oximeter to monitor heart activity and % blood oxygen. The second project will involve electrospinning for the production of tissue substrates to replace damaged/injured/diseased body parts. 

Clinical Sciences - interactive anatomy and physiology
Part of our Clinical Sciences tours - 10:30-11:15 & 14:30-15:15

Please join us on a tour of our interactive Simulation Suite, Physiology Lab and Anatomy Resource centre. Along the way we will be inviting you to be part of some virtual human dissection, meet our human patient simulator and to explore clinical based hands-on activities looking at the health and disease of our cardiovascular system.

How Pharmacists keep us healthy
All day at the Pharmacy stand

Please join us at the Pharmacy stand to see how pharmacists help you to keep healthy. and to measure simple clinical parameters which inform us about health such as blood pressure, BMI, blood sugar levels and peak expiratory flow.

Psychology - Shepherd Illusion
11:15-11:45 & 14:30-15:00

Did you know that some autistic people have extraordinary talents in areas such as art, music, and mathematics? Why is that? We don’t know the full story, but we do have some clues that could help to explain extraordinary artistic ability. Being a good artist depends on various things including being able to see the world as it really is. Our internationally recognised research demonstrates that many autistic people actually see the world more accurately than non-autistic people and this is apparent in their ability not to be fooled by visual illusions. In the demonstration, I will show you a surprisingly powerful visual illusion and I will present evidence showing that autistic people are not easily seduced by the illusion.