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Parents and carers

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

It’s a huge decision to go to University and although it is time for them to learn to become independent, they could still use a helping hand along the way.

Here is some useful information which can help to make the whole process a little easier to understand.

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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 move away?

Most universities will have open days: make sure to visit a few to make sure that your shortlisted universities have exactly what your child is looking for and feels right for them. Open days also give your child the chance to learn more about the career routes available for certain courses.

UCAS also hold events around the country. They are perfect for talking to lots of different university representatives in one day, making it easy to compare courses. 

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 place in our award-winning on-campus accommodation, The Green. By living at The Green, students 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 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, with regular patrols and CCTV around the site.

We also have private accommodation options for students. There are a range of privately rented houses and apartments located within walking distance of City Campus.

Here to help

The transition to university life is an important one, and we’re here to help, no matter what the problem may be.

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

They will have access to:

A shot of a careers adviser helping out a student

Key dates

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