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Parents and carers

Starting the university journey is an exciting time for both you and your child.

Getting to university requires a fair amount of planning and preparation and although it is the time for your child to learn to become more independent, they could still use a helping hand along the way.

Here is some information to help you support your child through the process of getting to university.

Parents and carers guide

Request a digital copy of our guide to securing a place at University for parents and carers.

Making a decision

Choosing what to study and where is a huge decision for your child to make. It is important that they research different courses and universities to find the perfect fit for them.

Why not sit down together and go through the options:

  • What did they enjoy studying at school and college?
  • What career might they be interested in?
  • Do they want to study close to home or further away?

Most universities run open days: you should attend these to ensure that your shortlisted universities have exactly what your child is looking for and feels right for them.

Open days also provide the chance to speak to academics and current students who can give provide a clearer picture of student life at that particular instituiton.

UCAS also hold events around the country. These provide the perfect opportunity for talking to representatives from multiple universities in one day, making it easier to compare courses and providers. 

A landscape shot of two students at our October Open Day

Applying to University

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A home from home

If your child is offered a place here, they are guaranteed a room in our award-winning on-campus accommodation, The Green.

Students living here are just a few steps away from their lecture theatres, the library, support services and the Students' Union.

Students living at The Green are looked after by a team of resident wardens who provide support, advice and information to help them settle into university life.

Our security team is on-hand at The Green from 19:00-07:00 Monday to Friday and throughout the weekend, and they conduct regular patrols of the site. 

We also have private accommodation options for students, consisting of privately rented houses and apartments, many of which are located within walking distance of campus.

Here to help

Transitioning to university life can be challenging, but we’re here to help, no matter what the problem may be.

Our dedicated MyBradford team have a wealth of experience and will be on hand to help your child access the support services they need to be a success.

As a student here, your child will have access to:

A shot of a careers adviser helping out a student

Key dates

For September 2021 entry

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