Member reviews of University of Bradford

  • ipb98's avatar by ipb98 on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    Just a fantastic place to study, excellent facilities and fantastic staff.
    University:
    Fantastic, could want nothing more from Uni.
    Course:
    You get so much support from the tutors. Clinical Placements are really good and varied, giving you a lot of experience, facilities are second to none and overall the atmosphere is just really good. Excellent choice for Diagnostic Radiography.
    Location:
    Fantastic location, close to city centre with the shops and restaurants etc.
    Accommodation:
    Good quality accommodation, the location is excellent, around a 5 minute walk to the university, and it is very affordable and Bradford is quite cheap in general.
    Settling in:
    Tutors were really supportive, all the staff are friendly and it definitely helps when you have fantastic students on the course who help you settle in.
  • Anonymous960's avatar by Anonymous960 on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    Bradford uni is great with all the best stuff nearby. Food, shopping, gym, library is all easily accessible and easy to find. Also, there is so much to be part of including loads of different societies, volunteering programme and student union events.
    University:
    Uni life is pretty good. Everything is very close, so gym, library and food places are all nearby. I am not part of any societies but there are so many to choose from. And you have the new Broadway shopping centre nearby which is awesome.
    Course:
    The course is pretty interesting if you really enjoy learning about chemistry. Lab sessions are quite good as they prepare you for working in industry later. on They can be quite long though because labs are 9-5pm but its gets better with the number of practical sessions you do. You become more skilled so experiments won't take so long to finish. 1st year timetable can be quite hectic but 3rd year is a lot better as there is more focus on your research project (dissertation) in final semester. Module content covers a lot. Includes mass spec, organic and inorganic chemistry, drug module etc. Lecturers are always helpful and get back to emails very quick. Lectures and seminars are really informative and any notes that you miss can be accessed from Blackboard (uni site).
    Location:
    To get to university from Bradford Interchange (train station), it's a 15 minute walk and the last part is uphill which can be a pain..especially early morning. But, the great thing is that as soon as you get off the train, there is a bus station and you can get a bus (576) to drop you off right outside the main uni building (Richmond). Also, the Broadway shopping centre isn't too far away from uni either (15 minute walk) which is quite convenient and outside uni there are plenty of places to eat (Subway, Greggs, Pepe's, Lahores etc.)
    Accommodation:
    I don't live at university accommodation so wouldn't be able to say from my point of view. But, I have friends who live out and they are happy with where they live as its close to university campus and library
    Settling in:
    It can take a while to figure out where each building is and where your lecture rooms are but you eventually work it out. Inside each building there are clear directions on where rooms are so its not too hard to find your way.
  • Arie1239's avatar by Arie1239 on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    It's a great experience for those who want an escape or want to become more confident/ learn more skills and develop themselves. The university and acckmodation are great. Although the uni is small, it's clean, attractive and newly refurbished so it's always a nice sight to see. I have made lots of new friends and met people from different countries. Uni has opened a lot more doors for me and I feel that I have matured a lot since I came here.
    University:
    There are a lot of activities for students including societies and free gym membership etc. the library is warm and open all the time. The only down side is lack of jobs for students and how unsafe some area's around bradford are.
    Course:
    The module leaders are very helpful, lectures are well planned and informative. The timetable gives you a lot of 'directed learning' time so you can study in your own time.
    Location:
    I don't like Bradford as a city but the university and accomodation is a lot safer than I originally thought. The best thing about Bradford is that it's 20 mins say from Leeds on the train and Leeds has the best entertainment and shopping areas.
    Accommodation:
    It's safe compared to most other accomodations. The building is new as it has been built recently. It's well stocked and all problems are quickly solved by the accomodation team at the green
    Settling in:
    The accomodation staff and lecturers are welcoming and helpful, you make lots of friends quickly and meet a range of people.
  • So_Confused 's avatar by So_Confused on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    I am really enjoying this university so far. Everyone is friendly. It's quite a small uni so it's easier to get to know people that aren't on your course. In my experience, I know more people that aren't on my course than those that are!
    University:
    Haven't really had much chance to experience it yet but I do think there could have been more daytime activities/ events during the day
    Course:
    The lecturers all seem super approachable. Can't say I love the course yet because I've only just started!
    Location:
    Nice quiet city but there aren't really any supermarkets near here
    Accommodation:
    I like the accommodation but applying for it and securing a place was more hassle that it was worth.
    Settling in:
    I settled in ok but I think the university could have done more to help us familiarise is with the town and show us where the supermarkets were.
  • IAmMrDexB's avatar by IAmMrDexB on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    As nerve-wracking as it is, it is an honest and trustworthy uni in terms of education and information, although there might need to be some improvement and positivity throughout our community and uni life. The first non-London Westfield opens soon so I'm extremely interested.
    University:
    Anime Society is fantastic, Student Productions is OK if a bit misorganised for now. The gym is OK, although I have to wait for a programme and that means some panic in case I got an exercise wrong. Sport societies can get a bit in your face and overexposed when you're not interested.
    Course:
    There is one boring module that destroys my confidence a bit. But the other two I have is entertaining but trustworthy and I can trust it becoming better in the next two to three years afterwards.
    Location:
    The city centre is OK and is about to improve anyway, I hope. The club life is even more fantastic than I expected. Although in places it's a little poor and messy on the high street.
    Accommodation:
    Comfortable. More comfortable and bigger than I expected. Maybe not enough space.
    Settling in:
    It doesn't give me confidence on cooking regularly for myself or a group.
  • hs1var19's avatar by hs1var19 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Ok so far. Staff and lecturers are really friendly but most people are amongst groups. Probably most diverse uni out there. More asians than whites. Quite cheap but abit rough. Uni area are full of takeaways.
    University:
    Its average. Nothing too special.
    Course:
    Nothing spectacular. Just average. Some lecturers are confusing.
    Location:
    It is in chavviest and roughest place on earth. Doesnt feel like a british uni.
    Accommodation:
    Close to the uni and quite modern
    Settling in:
    Made new friends straight away
  • danN1's avatar by danN1 on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Best uni , best facilities, cheapest gym in the area.
    University:
    libraries, shopping, sport/fitness, the welfare provision & the student union (including clubs and societies is great also.
    Course:
    Because I'm really enjoying my time at the uni, like..I don't have anymore that desire to go back home, like a had in highschool for example. Maybe it's beacuse the teaches really seem to like their jobs and what they're doing.
    Location:
    City is great, has free bus. The CAmpus is very close and very eco-friendly.
    Accommodation:
    Because it basically has all that I used to have at home. + It's a fair price as well.
    Settling in:
    Well, beacouse I'm an introvert , I'm not doing well with others, so..it kinda is my fault. but..idk.
  • N/Ap's avatar by N/Ap on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    10
    University:
    Nice area, lots to eat, but needs more shopping areas
    Course:
    Teaching is good
    Location:
    Close to city centre
    Accommodation:
    Plenty of close by accomodation
    Settling in:
    Everyone is friendly
  • tsrstudent123's avatar by tsrstudent123 on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I think it is good, the home students are welcoming, the teaching is goof, but could be improved. However there are issues with organisation, which are concerning, however not disastrous, they do take a little while to get solved though, which they really should not for a Higher Education institution.
    University:
    The library is open 24/7, Monday to Thursday and until 9pm Friday to Sunday. There is a gym adjacent to the city campus. There is a department concerned with health and safety. There is also a Welfare Officer in the students union and there are many clubs and societies.
    Course:
    First of all, there are and were (since) the start of term issues with timetable with some students from the Faculty of Management and Law. These took about two weeks to get resolved and some issues still have not been, now it is Week 4; Week 1 was induction. However, there is a good level of teaching and consideraton for students transition into university, helping them and supporting them with the transition. The response times for emails are pretty quick even for lectures, the maximum I had to wait was two working days. There is only lecture and one tutorial/seminar per week, per module. The lectures can sometimes be hard to understand and to put the lectures words into a way that has effective learning.
    Location:
    Close to city centre, various shops are opposite the city campus.
    Accommodation:
    The university accommodation known as,' The Green', situated adjacent to the main university campus, is quite good, with clean rooms and en suites. Students are sepearted into rooms with course colleagues for better understanding and suitability. There are also other various independent student accommodation close to the University main campus including,' Forster Halls and Universal Student Living', which are quite good in terms of quality and location however have prices on the higher side, much like,' The Green'.
    Settling in:
    It took me time to settle into University. Going into fourth week, I seem a bit flustered and finding it hard to cope with the workload. The University has various services to help with such issues including,' Academic Skills- for city campus students (mainly), Effective Learning Service (mainly for Faculty of Management and Law students and the Counselling Service. However, many students in my Faculty have not been contacted by their Personal Tutors which is slightly concerning going into Week 3 of teaching and Week 4 of the overall academic calendar.
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's been great so far! Tutors and fellow students are always very helpful and approachable, I feel like I settled in very quickly. Second year is already much harder than first year but there is so much support available. The campus is really nice and all in all it's really good learning environment with plenty of opportunity to have fun.
    University:
    The uni has loads of sports clubs and societies, 2 bars onsite, a gym, shops, costa etc. There are plenty of services where you can get help if you need. There is nightlife in the centre of town and a massive student night every Wednesday, but I don't really go out much so when I do I go to one of the bars on campus.
    Course:
    My course is really interesting, tutors are very helpful and I enjoy it.
    Location:
    I love the campus, it's got everything you need all close together. Fairly modern and easy to get to. Centre of town is quite close, plenty of places to eat and drink as well. But apart from these nice areas, the area isn't that nice. Wouldn't want to walk alone at night and it's a horrible place to drive in, no one seems to care about rules of the road, or just make their own up.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation itself is quite nice, but I just don't like the area.
    Settling in:
    Got on really well with my flat mates and made friends on my course quickly. Everyone is friendly and easy to get along with, and everyone felt in the same boat.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Good uni, welcoming and nice to learn in
    University:
    Decent clubs but could be better
    Course:
    So far not learning anything new
    Location:
    Not a nice city
    Accommodation:
    Good quality accommodation
    Settling in:
    People were easy to get along with
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very good
    University:
    Good
    Course:
    I enjoy uni
    Location:
    Close to places to eat
    Accommodation:
    Cheap accommodation
    Settling in:
    I settled in quickly
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    It is an enjoyable if testing experience, that comes with growing up and taking new oppurtunities
    University:
    Good variety of cafes and a shop to cater for food and drink, a good student union which has many activities to offer
    Course:
    It is a good course with strong content and lecturers that are concise and approachable
    Location:
    Bradford has its positive points and negatives, it isn't perfect but many places aren't as it is essentially an average Northern city.
    Accommodation:
    I have heard it is quite nice, do not live there myself
    Settling in:
    Variety of societies and activities avalible, small seminar and lecture class sizes make it easy to integrate.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    The university is excellent. I would recommend it to everyone, provide it offers the right course. The lecturers are supportive and aim to help as much as possible while encouraging independence among students. All facilities are readily available
    University:
    Everything is readily available and tailored to different people's needs
    Course:
    Support and content of the course
    Location:
    It's located in the city centre
    Accommodation:
    Brand new accommodation sites built with cheap prices
    Settling in:
    People are diverse and friendly
  • by Anonymous on 6th October 2015
    Overall:
    Good location, very friendly staff and very helpful. Course content is also very interesting!
    University:
    Gym membership is cheap. Library is open 24 hours and easily accessible. The city centre is very close to the main campus which is good and a new shopping centre is opening soon.
    Course:
    The timetable is good. Enough time to do my reading and also socialise. Module content and the way it's taught is also very good.
    Location:
    It's away from the city centre which can be an inconvience also it's located at the top of a hill which is sometimes tiring. The buildings and greenery around the campus is however aesthetically pleasing.
    Accommodation:
    Spacious, modern and close to te city centre.
    Settling in:
    The staff are very friendly and it's easy to get to know your way around campus. Being in a seperate campus from the main campus is also an advantage as the law resoures are easily accessible.
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very happy, developed immeasurably as a person
    University:
    Numerous sports teams. Large, well managed library Fantastic SU nights out Regular welfare campaigns
    Course:
    Friendly, approachable lecturers, opportunity for small seminars in small number, modules that cover my areas of interest
    Location:
    Walking distance to city centre but not too close Plenty of affordable restaurants Almost directly next to pubs and clubs
    Accommodation:
    Very Affordable, plentiful choice, directly next to campus
    Settling in:
    Easy to meet people, can get on to sports teams, community spirit
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I enjoyed my time at Uni which is why I gave it a 5 star. Bradford Uni in particular is a very good Uni with kind and helpful lecturers.
    University:
    It was a very new and enjoyable experience.
    Course:
    Loved the experience, tutors were friendly and helpful. A very educational experience.
    Location:
    It's a good location, not too far from the city which is good as you can walk to town and explore the city
    Accommodation:
    Very nice and clean
    Settling in:
    Made loads of friends and felt very welcomed.
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    pretty good
    University:
    they are helpful
    Course:
    hard
    Location:
    near food
    Accommodation:
    looks good but i commute
    Settling in:
    hard college life
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    4
    University:
    It's not as great as it's made out to be
    Course:
    It's a good course but it's somewhat of a mish mash of other courses
    Location:
    It's at the very top of a hill
    Accommodation:
    They're on campus and aren't too expensive
    Settling in:
    I'm not fully settled yet
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great experience
    University:
    Great experience,
    Course:
    Because i got a first.
    Location:
    Easy access to campus via public transport.
    Accommodation:
    Decent size rooms, quite cheap to live there.
    Settling in:
    Easy to settle in.
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