As part of your application, you will have requested how you want to collect your BRP. On your acceptance letter, you will have a page stating in a grey box where your BRP card has been sent to by your request. If you have requested this to be sent to the University, you will be able to collect it when you enrol. If you have requested to collect this from the Post Office, you will need to take your UKVI decision letter and passport to the Post Office branch mentioned on the UKVI decision letter. You must usually do this before the vignette sticker in your travel document expires or within 10 days of arriving in the UK, whichever is later. You will need your BRP for the face-to-face visa verification.
Once you arrive on the University of Bradford campus you should proceed to the International Student Information Point to complete your face-to-face registration and ID check. If you are not able to locate this, please contact the College as soon as possible. You must complete your online enrolment prior to completing in-person enrolment. Online enrolment can be completed via the Pre-Enrolment Portal. Complete as much as you can before you arrive in Bradford. You will need to make sure that your online enrolment is completed and send a copy of your stamped entry vignette/short-term study visa to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then schedule an appointment for you to enrol. You must book and attend the appointment to have your full registration finalised and to officially become a university student. Without full registration status, you will be classed as non-arrival and this will have an impact on your visa.
Find out more details below about what you need to do before you start your course.
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You will be issued with your student card when you complete your enrolment & ID check appointment. Students are required to have their student card with them at all times when on campus and the card is also used for access to rooms and swiping into lessons.
Your induction timetable will be sent to both your personal email and your university email address shortly before the start of your course. You will also receive more information about your induction during face-to-face enrolment.
During the first week of term induction, meet and greet events will be scheduled for current/new students, tutors, and members of staff. The schedule will be confirmed at your enrolment meeting. It is important that you attend these events so that you get to know your fellow students, tutors and UBIC support staff. You can also register for trips organised by the University via this link.
You will need your University of Bradford email address and password to access Eduroam (University network).
Before you start you will receive an email from our IT Services department to your personal email account with details of your new username for your IT account. You will need to enter your new username to set your password for your IT account.
Please read and follow the steps in the email carefully as you will need your IT account to use all the University services.
If you don’t receive this email before you start, please contact the IT Service desk (+44 (0) 1274 233333).
Free SIM cards are available from International Student Support Office in the Richmond Building.
Once you are enrolled personal timetables are available via our online app Publish - you are encouraged to both view and export personal academic timetables using this application.
Further details and information about accessing timetabling can be found on the Timetabling intranet site below.
Register online with the Student Health Centre linked below.
The team at UBIC will assist with registering with a local Doctor. When registering you will need original copies of your BRP Card, Passport and Student ID.
Once you arrive in the UK you may find it useful to open a UK bank account. To do this you will normally require:
- Your BRP
- Your passport
- A letter of introduction to the bank (which you can request from email@example.com – you must know which bank you wish to open an account with first)
- Proof of address such as a lease agreement
If you intend to work part-time during your studies, we advise you to apply for National Insurance – this is a unique personal reference number which will be required for tax and employment purposes. The application takes a maximum of 4 weeks for approval. The NI number comes through the post and it is important that you provide your correct address details to ensure that you don’t lose it.
You can apply for a National Insurance number online below.
You can work in the UK for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during vacations.
You must ensure that you comply with the work restrictions that apply to you, as it is a criminal offence to breach any immigration conditions.
Make sure you join the UBIC WhatsApp group to get the latest updates on events at the College. Also, remember to read the regular student newsletter, keep an eye on the announcement board, and check the latest updates on the UBIC Canvas page.
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Student support is available through the student life team. You can find more information about the team below. This support could be personal, health, visa-related, or study problems. In each case, student life is available to offer help and guidance for you. Student life can be contacted either through the University’s website or via MyBradford.
Security is in operation on the University Campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can contact security via the Safe Zone app below or by calling 01274 238888, all University security guards are first aid trained.
You can contact the Police, Fire or Ambulance service by calling 999, this number should only be used in case of emergencies. For non-emergencies, you can contact these services by calling 101.Safe Zone app
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Alternatively, WhatsApp our Student Experience Officer at +44 (0)7442183797 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UBU/University of Bradford Union of Students is where you will find everything you need to compliment your student life, whether that is expanding your skills through sports, societies, media areas or volunteering; meeting new friends or enjoying our entertainments; joining with like-minded students in areas of politics; or getting academic or social advice and support.
Explore the Students Union website for lots of information about us, plus videos, photos and audio, and all the latest news and latest events. Make sure you like and follow us on all our social networks to stay connected.Students Union website
For help and advice contact the University Career and Employability team who can offer you lots of support. The UBIC student support team can also offer you advice. They will be able to assist with CV preparation and advice about Application Forms.
You can find a wide range of part-time vacancies online, via jobs boards or directly through an organisation’s vacancies pages.
Find a job is the jobs database from Jobcentre Plus, the UK government department that provides support for people seeking employment. It has useful advanced search features to help refine your search and is a good source of local part-time jobs.
Make sure to refine your search by job type, area and contract type to get the best results.
Canvas is your virtual learning environment where you can access your course materials, submit your assignments and communicate with your teacher and fellow students. You can access canvas via the link below and sign in with your university username. A canvas mobile app is also available. If you have any problems accessing Canvas when you start your course please speak to your tutor or the UBIC Student Support Office.VLE (Canvas)
The name of your Personal Academic Tutor is available via evision. They will contact you within the first few weeks of the course but you can also email them at any time.
The attendance policy will be shared with you when you enrol and is also available via the UBIC Canvas page.
The student handbook will be shared with you when you enrol and is also available via the UBIC Canvas page.
All students at the University of Bradford International College are required to pay tuition fees either before the start of the course or during the enrolment process. If you are unable to pay your fees prior to the start of your course please contact the college for support.
Failure to pay your tuition fees will result in your becoming a debtor and you will be subject to College Sanctions.
Please note that the fees that you pay for the first part of your course at the University of Bradford International College do not include the fees for the second stage of your course at the University. If you wish to discuss payment for stage 2 of your course please speak to the Payzone team located in the Atrium of the Richmond Building. If you are unclear about this, please contact the college immediately.
- Assist you with enrolment and settling into your life at UBIC
- Should be your first point of contact if you have any personal, financial or welfare issues
- Can provide First Aid and Mental Health First Aid to students
- Can refer you to the counselling, mental health, and disability teams at the University
- Can issue you a transcript or provide details on results and re-assessments
- Can help you with timetable issues
- Assist with attendance issues
- Provide a duty of care for U18s and pregnant students
During your studies, you may come across IT problems, with connection or email, for example. As an embedded College within the larger University of Bradford you will have access to the university’s IT support Services, The University’s IT Services are there to help students and staff with any IT problems and questions. They also provided access to university PCs found across the University’s campus. Within each suite, you will find access to a wide range of software as well as printing facilities. For more information about UoB IT and the services they provide, click here.
Student Life Team:
Student support is available through the student life team. You can find more information about the team by clicking here. This support could be personal, health, visa, or study problems. In each case, student life is available to offer help and guidance for you. Student life can be contacted either through the University’s website or via MyBradford.
Library and Learning Centre:
As a student of UBIC, you have access to the University of Bradford’s library. Within the library, you will find the books, texts, and journals you will need to complete many of your assignments as well as study areas, electronic resources, and staff who will help you locate information you might need. Information on the library and its services can also be found here.
Careers and Employability services at the University offer guidance and advice to students on career-related matters. This service is available to help you throughout your studies as well as when finding a job after graduation. Examples of the support that the Careers Services are able to provide are:
- Developing your employability skills and experience to make you stand out in the graduate job market
- Discussing your career options
- Support with your applications and interviews
- Study and work placements abroad
- Part-time jobs and work on campus
- Placements and internships
- Graduate vacancies
Further details of all Careers and Employability services can be found here.
Academic Skills Advice:
Most students will need some support with their studies during their time at university. The Academic Skills Advice Service helps students with all areas of academic study and interpersonal skills. They offer one-to-one sessions, group advice, and workshops and they have a number of online study skills resources. UBIC students can access these resources free of charge, all of which are delivered throughout the year both online and on campus. The University also offers an interactive range of digital resources on Canvas that you can access to support independent learning across all aspects of maths, study skills and writing. If you are interested in attending any of these sessions please speak to the UBIC Student Support Office or contact the Academic Skills team here.
The University of Bradford International College can provide you with support and advice related to finding suitable accommodation. It is recommended that students live in Halls of Residence, on campus, for at least the first year in Bradford. This accommodation is safe, and secure and is a good way to make friends. There are a variety of prices to suit different budgets and rent includes all bills. Living on campus also means that there is no need to pay for expensive public transport.
All student accommodation has been verified and approved for students by the University of Bradford via its trusted charity partnership with UniPol. You can learn more about Unipol and how they can help you find accommodation through their accommodation tracker here.
The Student Union’s primary mission is to promote and represent student interests throughout the University. The Student Union also offers advice, guidance and support to students along with access to facilities for social and recreational events. As a student of UBIC, you are automatically a member of the student union and have access to its facilities and support services.
The student union can be contacted by phone at 01274 23 3300, by email at: email@example.com, or through their website below. For information on the type of help and advice the student union offers, click here.
The student union is also the place to go to join clubs associated with your favourite hobbies. There are around 50 sports and activity clubs which will give you the chance to try something new, go on adventures and meet new friends. You can also get the opportunity to represent Bradford University in various sports and other events. If you are interested in joining any of the Student Union activities or have an idea for a new society make sure you get in touch with the College Student support team who will be happy to help youStudent Union website
Your Personal Academic Tutor will:
- Support you through university life and help you to get the most from your studies
- Discuss any issues that are stopping you from engaging effectively with your modules, and work with you to find resolutions
- Help you to focus on your personal and professional development, including your career aspirations
- Be a point of contact for you to raise academic issues
- Be available to offer advice, support or guidance, or to direct you to appropriate sources of assistance in the University