I would rate the university experience 8/10 for UoB. This is for many reasons. All the positives that could be said about the university I have already mentioned. However ther e are 2 negatives left in my personal opinion. The city itself drags the university down a huge mile. Lack of entertainment in the City leads to people going to Leeds, Manchester or York. This GREATLY impacts the experience because outside of the university bar you will almost never see university students going out. UNLESS there is an organised event going on. This makes the city quite barren and only really alive 2/3 days a week which is a shame since as a student you have a lot of free time. Besides that the biggest complaint I have is the 2020 award the university received. Honestly I think its the biggest scam ever for a majority non white university the university sports teams in particular seem to be overwhelmingly white. Now me as white person I don't really have any issues one way or another. HOWEVER I doubt that any race is inherently more or less athletic than any other so I am stumped when I see majority white people when I come across sports teams that aren't mine (even though mine are majority white aswell). Perhaps its a cultural thing. IF thats the case fair enough but in my honest and unapologetic opinion that award should be stripped from the university. 8/10 Fantastic university for introverts.
My course at the very least is incredibly tailored towards employement. Everything from lectures to labs are there to make you employed. This year so far we had 2 modules out of 6 that are directly linked to future employement which is great to see. That is probably why the University of Bradford students get so many job offers when they leave. That and employement events occur at the university more often that people need them which is a good thing.
Most I like the fact that you can study without going to lectures. I like the fact that exams will not only have stuff you have learned on the syllabus but a little bit extra. Most students are here to get a job not a career therefor extra bits are completely irrelevant especially when grade limits are so high, a student can show effort from achieving a higher grade than needed instead of learning extra bits for the subjects they enjoy.
Honestly this is one of the areas I am the least involved in. Probably because elections of the students union mean very little to an average student. Changes made by the SU are irrelevant to most people however I do appreciate that we have someone to stand behind us in case abuse of power came from the University. And I am glad that this university doesn't strike as often as I expect a university to strike.
Not much to say here other than everything you would need is here. Slightly annoying that software has a capped number of computers that it can be on at any given time but this is a minor complaint since rooms are dedicated for specific disciplines.
The university is placed close enough that everything is in walking distance. I guess the only drawback would be the fact that food shopping is slightly further away than what most people would like without a car however that doesnt concern me cause I like to walk anyways.
Even though compared to other bigger universities the choices are smaller. I would still say that most sports that you would prefer to play are present. Sports clubs tend to be very inclusive however majority of the university students DO NOT participate in any sports, and from the ones that do only about half participate in social events. I have only been apart of a small society so far but from what I have gathered its a really enjoyable experience to those that like to socialise without sports. Sadly I wont give it a 5 star rating due to some societies being overly zealous when it comes to attracting people.
If you need support you can get it. At the same time the university wont baby you which is a good thing. All in all this is amongst the strongest features of the university. Most lecturers will tell you how to get help.
The strikes have been very disruptive to learning which is something I haven't liked. But the University itself has been very welcoming and I have not felt out of place once. I have made great friends and I have enjoyed my experience.
They send careers department to us frequently and its also very easy to book an appointment or do a drop in session. The team is very helpful.
I like how the professors always make a point of engaging with us and making the lectures very informative. We get to do some work/lectures outside the class sometimes which is great.
I think they are great and very helpful. The Students' Union is very active.
They are mostly great but some of the sound systems don't work during lectures which is frustrating. So for example we don't get to watch materials related to the lecture.
It's far from my accommodation which makes the walk dreadful when its very cold and rainy. It is close to many amenities like the gym and restaurants which is great.
There are very many societies and sports clubs. I personally enjoy the ones I am in.
Having a personal academic tutor is great because they give great advice in academic matters. The feedback is timely and they always give room to discuss anything which is great. I haven't used any counselling services yet.
The University of Bradford campus provide highly technological equipment and buildings experiences. I can make my all of process via one system and it is a great way of record your notes and all of things.
There are a plenty of workshops, seminars, and opportunity to enhance my reading, language, interview skills.
I like the lab section of my courses, but I cannot find various courses there is not so many option.
I do not have enough information about Union so comments might not be representative to make evaluation
In my opinion; university has a good location
Some times I cannot find things that I loved. There should be more option
I feel highly satisfied
I did my MSc in this university and continued with my MD here. Its so good that i continued with my postgraduate here. The students will not only study will also have a fun life and study at the same time
We have workshops and weekly sessions for employability and we get notifications for jobs which is amazing
My course is related to stem cells and it fascinates me. I don't think there is anything I do not like about y course.
Student union in our university is very famous and has huge fans
The staff are super helpful and nice. They help in every possible way. The library is open 24/7. We have a huge international students community which is diverse.
My university is right in front of my accommodation. I literally live on my campus ;)
They are just amazing
I have used counselling during my exam period which helped me a lot in controlling my anxiety. My supervisor is an amazing tutor and helps in every possible way.
I am overall satisfied with my experience. I really enjoy the close knit community in the small campus although there are times I do wish there were more students so that I could branch out more.
The careers department is helpful and sends regular emails.
I like that there are many teaching methods ranging from lectures to group sessions to labs and workshops. What I like least is the fact that the timetable varies weekly.
The library is adequate and although the campus is small, it is clean and well maintained.
Yes, 5 minutes to accommodation and 15 minutes to town.
Most societies are religion based or country based and sports require gym membership, which makes it rather inaccessible and exclusive. Could be improved by having more hobby-related societies.
the overall experience so far is best for me. i am able to learn new courses that will help me in professional life and i got a chance to re live university life after a gap of 13 years
uni has its own career and employability desk which help us finding right job and also job opportunities related to my field are shared via e mail as well
i really like the tutorials after lecture. they really help us understanding what we were taught in lectures.
its really good and helpful
uni provide us with all the facilities possible and in the best manner. from entertainment to studies all facilities are top class
yes my university is in a good location from my accommodation. i can easily catch a bus to reach home and can easily go town and all good fast food stores and halal restaurants are close by.
i am not much interested in these but i have seen there are many sports facilities and specially gym is also available for students. university of Bradford union is quite active
i rate it excellent
So far life at University of Bradford has been great. I have now been offered a place at Medicine in a different university but cannot thank bradford enough for helping me in my undergraduate degree and allowing me to reach my full potential to get into Medicine.
The careers department is simply exceptional. I used the careers when I was hoping to study at Leeds for Medicine. They helped me check my personal statement and helped me prepare for my interviews. Besides this, the careers department have allowed me to secure my student ambassador job so I can work in between lecture times. This is great as it means I have part time job without exerting myself. I have also done a summer internship programme at the University and the careers department helped me secure my scholarship of £1600 from the Biochemical Society who funded me.
I love the fact that we have lecture capture which means you can watch the lecture again with an audio recording. I don't like the way some of our exam papers/ coursework are marked as they are fairly subjective which means since we have different markers some may give away easy marks and other markers may be quite strict.
Every voice is heard at our University. Any changes we would like to make are taken to the faculty members and are discusses. If the change is made then thats great but if not, we get adequate feedback and amendments to make life here easy.
The library is simply perfect. There is enough material whether thats preparing for an interview or writing my dissertation. I can also access books from home and don't have to worry about being charged. We can take out laptops if we have forgotten our and the printers are useful for last minute jobs.
Our university is in a perfect location such that there are many food shops whether thats for groceries or desserts or fast food. There also supermarkets that are merely a 10-15 minute walk such as Tesco, farmfoods, Aldi etc. Foster square and the train stations are nearby too , so you can travel around when you have time available after studying.
There are many sports at the University of Bradford. These include badminton, Football, swimming etc. They are a great way of making friends and relaxing especially if you're under stress and worry from being far away from home. There is also an amazing Islamic society with new guest speakers coming every week.
The support offered is fairly reasonable but there could be massive improvements. Feedback isn't given on time and isn't indicative of what the tutor wants.
I have really enjoyed the course, teaching is of a good standard and lessons are delivered to suit different styles of learning. I have made some good friends on the course. Tutors are approachable.
There is super from accademic skills as well as job fairs.
Small classes and hands on learning opportunities. Although i'm a first year student my tutors know all the cohort by name. The thing I like the least it's going into uni for short sessions. I have often been at uni every day of the week where as some unis deliver the course over 3 days. There have been some weeks where we are only in 1 or 2 days but this is more towards the end of the year.
Good, lots of fund raising activities
Mainly good. Food and shops on campus are expensive. No hot water facilities or anywhere to heat up your own food. Compact campus so everything is accessible.
Well located to the town centre and train/bus stations.
There is a club for everyone with weekly meetings.
Good, I have a personal tutor that I can arrange to see as required. There are lots of support services available if required.
It hasn't been great or horrible. The professors in my department are great, but the university is generally disorganized, which requires a lot of running back and forth to get anything done.
I feel like I need a little more structure, but the workshops and conferences available are nice.
It is all right.
Some areas are nice, some are in need of repair. Most are grimy and need to be cleaned.
There is a wide variety, and if they don't have it they are usually happy to help you create one.
My overall experience has been wonderful as i have found many great friends and i have had a lot of fun interacting and meeting knew people and finding out so much about them. i have learnt many new things which i never thought i would ever or ever experience. i am thankful to the university for being so generous and kind
The university as helped me so much as they are regularly sending me emails about voluntary work, placements, internships which are all beneficial for my future and they find the best ones for me which saves me a lot of time and effort. The careers department are always looking for ways t help students to get what they want
what i do like is that the teachers are clear and loud which helps me to understand and they are always answering our questions when we need help and giving extra support to make sure we really understand the work, There is nothing really that i dislike as i love everything about the university
They are very understanding and they are willing to help students to overcome fears and their first days at the Uni. They give the best advice and always have your back! Sometimes i trust them more than my own friends :)
The university has many shops inside which save me from going elsewhere and the prices are also very good. The toilets are always clean and so is the university overall. the campus is beautiful and the cleaners always use their hard work to make sure the place is spotless
In my opinion, Bradford University surprised me in many ways as the staff and the students are so friendly and easy to talk to. The campus is close to many shops and restaurants which is useful as i do not have to drive to places when i can just take a 2 minute walk to where i want to be. There is lahore's, Manjaro's, Heavenly Desserts which are well known popular restaurants situated close to the campus. There is also the town centre and Broadway shopping centre which meets all your needs! However, i have many friends who are living in the accommodation and they all really happy with the decision they made which was to study at this university. The Accommodation provides them with all the necessities they need and have excellent service and security. the Accomodation is situated just across the campus which really helps. I am glad that i have chosen this University as there is a lot of parking space for me to park my car and there's never been a day which i disliked. Overall i rate this University as one of the best that i have ever seen!
There are many societies which are friendly and outgoing, Me myself i have taken part in the dance society and the atmosphere there is so peaceful! There are a variety of sports that games that could be useful to everyone and anyone as the University plans on having fun and keeping healthy at the same time
The support is great as the feedback is clear and detailed which makes me clear on what i need to improve on.