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The University of Bradford is located in West Yorkshire, in the north of England. Formed from a technical college in 1966, there are three campuses: the main campus, the School of Health and the School of Management. 11,000 students are currently enrolled at the University from over 150 countries, and Bradford is known as one of the least expensive student cities in the UK.
Many students have the opportunity to study in Bradford’s numerous partner institutions around the world, and the University is a member of the Northern Consortium which focuses on providing courses for international students studying abroad. Locations include India, Poland and Hong Kong.
Its School of Management is consistently ranked highly for management masters degrees, while the University was the first in the UK to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973. Bradford is currently ranked first in the world for the subject, and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. Bradford is currently undergoing a £120 million redevelopment programme to improve both its main campus and accommodation. The Green, a new accommodation block, is the most sustainable building in the world.
18% of the University of Bradford’s students are from outside the UK, from over 100 different countries. Throughout most of September, the International Office runs an orientation programme until the beginning of term, supported by current students, as well as an International Student Information Point for more personalised advice in the first few days. The Office also has an airport pickup service and each department organises induction sessions for their subjects.
The University of Bradford has a strong reputation for research and is ranked 49th in the UK based on research funding. Allied Health, Management and Archaeological Science all performed well, while nearly 40% of Bradford’s case studies were ranked world leading and almost 90% world leading.
Staff-student ratios are amongst the best in the UK, scoring highly in all three major university rankings. The University of Bradford is also ranked in the top twenty UK universities for graduate employment, while Physiotherapy is ranked in the top ten in the country.
International students are guaranteed a place in Halls in their first year. The University of Bradford has a combination of directly owned and managed halls. These halls are located on the main campus and at the School of Management; nominated halls are those at Laisteridge Lane and Wardley House.
On the main campus, The Green provides brand new rooms for students and has been voted the best accommodation in the UK at the College and University Business Officers Awards, as well as the most environmentally friendly building in the world.
The main University of Bradford campus is within walking distance of the city centre. The library, computing and sports facilities are open for extended hours during evenings and weekends and, together with centralised student support activities, provide all the social, recreational, study and welfare facilities necessary for a rich learning and social lifestyle for both students and staff on one campus.
The cities of Leeds, York, Manchester and Sheffield are less than an hour away by car, supported by an excellent public transport system. The countryside is within walking distance from the city centre.
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