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General Questions

How do I become a member of the UBU?

All students are automatically a member of the Students' Union!


Freshers' Week

How can I make new friends?

We have lots of events over the week to help you meet fellow students both in social settings but also at your accommodation, and also at give it a go sessions where you can find people with similar interests to you!


When is freshers' week / welcome week?

Freshers' week begins on Saturday 16th September and runs until Sunday 24th September.


How can I add Students' Union events to my Facebook calendar?

You can add Students' Union events to your student calendar by following these steps.

1) Go to our Facebook events page and join the events you want to attend.

2) Go to your personal events page and right-click on where it says 'Upcoming Events' on the box on the right (just above birthdays) and click 'copy link address'

3) Go into your Office 365 calendar, click 'Add Calendar' and select 'From Internet'. In the top box paste this link and in the bottom write 'Facebook Calendar' or whatever you want to call it then press SAVE. Your events will now appear as a new calendar!

4) Your calendar doesn't automatically update so we recommend re-doing the above steps every few weeks!


What ID do I need to bring?

During freshers' week events you may not have your student ID yet. Please bring along some proof of you being a University of Bradford student and accepted proof of age.

Student Groups

How can I become a member of a sport, society or media area?

You can find out all about the various groups we have on our website or you can find out more at our fayre on the Wednesday of freshers' week.


How much does it cost to join a sport, society or media area?

Prices vary depending on the group, and you can find out more on the webpages!


I've never done a sport before; can I still join?

Absolutely! All sports are suitable for beginners and we offer full training and give it a go sessions!


Can I start my own sport or society?

Yes you can. For more information see our Society and Sports co-ordinator.




Are there cash machines on campus?

Yes. There are cash machines located in the Richmond Building foyer, JB Priestley library and Student Central Sports Bar.


Are there places to buy food and things for my course on campus?

We have two shops on campus, one in the Richmond Building atrium and one in Student Central, that sell a variety of items. There is also a Costa Coffee in Student Central and food outlets in the atrium. There's also a Blackwells bookshop in the Richmond Building.


What is an NUS Extra card?

The NUS Extra card is a way of getting great discounts both in shops and online. Click here to find out more and buy one!


Other Queries

How can I find out more information?

If you have any questions not answered here then e-mail us or post them on our freshers' Facebook group!