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Webinars and Live Events

The University of Bradford holds webinars and live events throughout the year, giving you an insight into life at Bradford, along with useful and practical information and advice which will guide you through your journey to University.

February

Student Finance

25th February 2021  16:30-17:30

This session includes a summary of how the student finance system works and provides a chance to have your questions answered.

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Student Finance

25th February 2021  19:30-20:30

This session includes a summary of how the student finance system works and provides a chance to have your questions answered.

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March 2021

Accommodation Webinar

1 March 2021 13:00 - 14:00

Learn more about our award-winning, on-campus accommodation – The Green. The Green is made up of apartments and townhouses, both including spacious communal areas and wonderful outdoor spaces.

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Student Finance for adult learners (25 and over)

2 March 2021  17:00-18:00

This session includes a summary of how the student finance system works for learners aged 25 and over provides a chance to have your questions answered.

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MBA Masterclass

3 March 2021 08:00 - 09:30

In this talk, Dr Natalie Wilmot will explore some of the challenges that businesses – both large and small, may face when working internationally.

We will focus on the challenges and opportunities businesses may encounter as a result of language and cultural differences between international markets, and suggest practical solutions organisations of any size can use to address these issues.

Additionally, Dr Natalie Wilmot will discuss our Executive MBA programme in detail. 

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Where can Chemistry take you?

3 March 2021 16:30 - 17:30

A look at some of the chemistry research Dr. Philip Drake has taken part in since graduating with a BSc in Chemistry, from cancer therapy to jet fighters, materials for space and the search for life on Mars.

 

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Student Finance for Health Courses

4th March 2021  16:30-17:30

This session includes a summary of how the student finance system works for health related courses and provides a chance to have your questions answered.

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Student Finance for Health Courses

4th March 2021  19:30-20:30

This session includes a summary of how the student finance system works for health related courses and provides a chance to have your questions answered.

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Plastic microinjection: moulding at a glance

10 March 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Plastic is part of our everyday life. Bradford is researching and developing plastics in areas such as dental components, micro implants and optics, energy harvesting devices and anticounterfeit technologies.

The work ranges from: a concept for a device that needs a full process specification to get it into the marketplace;  to an existing product requiring refinement or redesign to reduce cost, enhance functionality and be environmentally friendly.

 

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Internet Trolling: its prevalence and impact

17 March 2021 16:30 - 17:30

We will look at the rising phenomenon of internet trolling: What is it? Who does it? And how victims are affected by it?

 

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Attending Post Offer Visit Days and Selecting your Firm and Insurance Choice

11th March 2021  16:30-17:30

We know that there are lots of degrees to choose from, and lots of choice of where you can go to study them, which can make narrowing down your options to two, a firm and insurance choice, difficult for students and their families. This session will give you some great top tips about how to make the right choices and get the most out of Visit Days.

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Can we save the planet with chemistry and computers?

24 March 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Global climate change, causing extreme weather conditions, is affecting millions of lives and will only get worse if we do not act urgently. Using cleaner fuels as our primary source of energy - hydrogen and solar energy - will have great impact on meeting zero-carbon targets and reversing some of the damages.

Our Materials Science Team share their approach to tackling this topical, important challenge.

 

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Student Q&A

18th March 2021  16:30-17:30

Meet some of our current students and find out why they chose their course and why they chose to study at Bradford. Hear a range of top tips, from things that are useful to your level 3 study now, to transitioning to university, and making the most out of your time at university.

Our student panel will give you the chance to ask questions, hear from students about their experiences moving away for university, and students living at home while going to university.

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Water, water everywhere, not any drop to drink

25 March 2021 18:00 - 19:00

Water is one of our global challenges and everybody’s business. About 71 % of the Earth's surface is water but 97% of that water is salty and undrinkable. The demand for freshwater is increasing by 64 billion cubic meters/year while the world’s population is growing by roughly 80 million/year - there is not enough freshwater!

This talk will highlight social & technological perspectives around water.

 

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Why choose Bradford?

25th March 2021  16:30-17:30

This is your chance to learn more about what makes us unique, and find out about our specialist degree programmes and facilities.

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What keeps you sharp?

31 March 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Have you ever wondered how we measure thinking skills such as memory, attention and processing speed? How these thinking skills are influenced by age? Join this session for a hands-on experience completing some interesting tasks.

 

 

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April

Plan B

1st April 2021  16:30-17:30

This session will give you ideas for how to prepare an effective plan B, should you change your mind about your choices, or need to look at alternative course options.

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Elastomers, Recycling and the Circular Economy

14 April 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Recycling and the move towards a circular economy is an increasing popular ideology. Yet complex materials such as mixed polymers and thermosets still require extra attention.

 

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Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy

21 April 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Regenerative medicine aims to grow or repair organs to be used as replacements for damaged tissues and organs. The field has the potential to provide new organs for transplantation.

Currently, cell therapy is being used to replace damaged cells and provide biological agents to the surrounding tissue. 

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Polymer Blends and Compounds: where Chemistry meets Engineering

28 April 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Polymer chemistry and polymer physics are often regarded as distant from the engineering world and technological applications. 

Polymer science can produce brand new classes of material - by picking and choosing the ingredients from existing polymer structures - and achieve unprecedented and surprising properties that are used in sport cars thru to regenerative medicine applications. 

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May 2021

Accommodation Webinar

1 May 2021 13:00 - 14:00

Learn more about our award-winning, on-campus accommodation – The Green. The Green is made up of apartments and townhouses, both including spacious communal areas and wonderful outdoor spaces.

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How to make artificial organs and treat diseases

5 May 2021 16:30 - 17:30

What is the role of Biomedical Engineering? How to treat patients using stem cells.

 

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Personalised Therapeutics & Studying Pharmacy: Dancing in the Moonlight

10 May 2021 16:30 - 17:30

With the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the Nobel Prize awarded to scientists who discovered CRISPR, there is no better time to do science, than now!

This seminar will cover recent developments in genomics and personalised medicine.

 

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Employee Engagement in a Pandemic

12 May 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Drawing on research work from the School of Management we will look at how Covid-19, lockdowns and home-working have affected people's commitment and engagement in the workplace. One likely outcome of the pandemic is increased home working in the future, with these changes likely to be with us for some time.

 

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Fees, Finance and Scholarships

24 May 2021 10:00 - 11:00

Find out more about fees, finance and scholarship options at the University of Bradford.

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Tracking pathogen transmissions

19 May 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Over the past year we have heard a lot of terms like R number, herd immunity and more transmissible Covid variants. This webinar will walk you through these definitions and how epidemiology has progressed over the years.

 

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Law for Driverless Cars

26 May 2021 16:30 - 17:30

We will discuss the expansive use of driverless technology and the legal issues which are likely to emerge from that use.

 

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June

Business Managers in a Digital Age

9 June 2021 16:30 - 17:30

This interactive session offers insight into the latest trends in business and management, with a particular focus on the skills needed for future business managers.

How are organisations adapting to thrive in an ever-changing digital marketplace? How is the University of Bradford future proofing our graduates for successful careers in the digital age?

Participants will be exposed to contemporary business scenarios and participate in a fun, informative activity, which reflects managerial decision-making in modern times.

 

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Developmental Disorders

16 June 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Developmental disorders are surprisingly common, affecting as many as 1 in 10 of the population. This not only affects the person with the condition, but also impacts on their family, the classroom, the work place and wider society.

Psychology helps us to understand developmental disorders and the implications for society.

 

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What is memory?

23 June 2021 16:30 - 17:30

What is memory and what are some of the different types of memory? How do we store memories and which brain areas are used when we remember?

Dr. Valerie Lesk will explore these questions and more.

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Why do an Integrated Industrial Placement in your Engineering degree?

30 June 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Time spent working in a relevant industry as an integrated part of a degree course can be highly beneficial to a student's development and employability.

Current engineering placement students will share their experiences and discuss the benefits of a placement year, with Professor of Process Engineering, Adrian Kelly.

 

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Focusing on the "Positive" side of the Human Condition

30 June 2021  17:45 - 18:45

Positive psychology techniques are used to counteract symptoms with strengths, to replace weaknesses and shed light on optimism and flow.

This webinar will introduce theory and research in the field of positive psychology.

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July

The Development of Children's Thinking

7 July 2021 16:30 - 17:30

Young children's thinking changes as they progress through the stages of development.

Dr Gill Waters will use entertaining video clips to demonstrate some of the abilities that young children have, and don't have!

 

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Your body clock and how it affects your appetite

14 July 2021 16:30 - 17:30

The body has an internal clock that controls our basic physiological functions (e.g. eating and sleeping) and is programmed to go through specific rhythms every day. Disruption to these rhythms can lead to severe long-term health problems including obesity and type-2 diabetes.

We will discuss the biological mechanism involved in the circadian control of appetite and body weight regulation and why disruption of our body clock can lead to obesity and how this can be reversed.

 

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August 2021

Accommodation Webinar

5 August 2021 13:00 - 14:00

Learn more about our award-winning, on-campus accommodation – The Green. The Green is made up of apartments and townhouses, both including spacious communal areas and wonderful outdoor spaces.

Register