NEWSLETTER w/c 25th January – University of Bradford

Here is our newsletter, helping to keep you up to date with all the activity and support available this week.  You can go to our digital version of this newsletter  HERE  

 Academic Webinars: 

Our academic webinars provide a fantastic opportunity to help you think about what you might want to study at university and potentially assist you when writing your personal statement for your UCAS application.  Please visit our webinars webpage for a full list, covering a diverse range of topics. 

  • 27 January – Holocaust Memorial Day: Economic aspects of genocides and other mass atrocities and their prevention (14:00-16:00 PM) – Prof PB Anand will welcome the participants and invite the guests, and current as well as newly arrived students of January start including Rotary Peace Fellows.  Prof Udy Archibong, Pro Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, will open the webinar with a few remarks on the University’s approach to inclusion. The main speaker is Prof Charles Anderton, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts on ‘The economic aspects of genocides and mass atrocities and their prevention’. Speaker Biography: Prof Charles Anderton is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society and Professor of Economics at the College of Holy Cross.  He is Associate Editor of the Economics of Peace and Security Journal.  

More information on our Peace Studies and International Development courses is available HERE

  • 27 January: Biomaterials and their Applications (16:45-17:45 PM) – Patients worldwide benefit from implants and diagnostic devices.  Biomaterial and device applications, versatility and performance represent a University of Bradford success story. This webinar will explore the design and preparation of hydrogels for tissue regeneration, antimicrobial medical devices and devices that detect pathogens in infective diseases.  You can Register HERE.

 Post-16 Activity: ·       26th January: Application and personal statement drop in  (12:00-1:00 PM) – In reference to the UCAS Deadline 29th January, the Outreach and Recruitment team is running a virtual drop in session to support any students who are currently in the middle of or planning to apply to university starting 2021.  Outreach and Recruitment officers will be on hand to provide information around the application process, including personal statements and answer any questions.  This is an informal session, so feel free to drop in anytime during the hour.  This session will be on Zoom and the link to join follows: Zoom Link to join: Meeting ID: 853 6066 5385, Passcode: 930205 

  • 28 JanuaryAttending Post Offer Visit Days and Selecting your Firm and Insurance Choice (4:30-5:30 PM and 7:30-8:30 PM) – We know that there are lots of degrees to choose from, and lots of choice of where you can go to study them, which can make narrowing down your options to two, a firm and insurance choice, difficult for students and their families.  This session will give you some great top tips about how to make the right choices and get the most out of Visit Days.

o   4:30-5:30 PM: You can Register HERE.

o   7:30-8:30 PM: You can Register HERE

  • 4 FebruaryPlan B (4:30-5:30 PM and 7:30-8:30 PM) – This session will give you ideas on how to prepare an effective Plan b, should you change your mind about your choices, or need to look at alternative course options.
    • 4:30-5:30 PM: You can Register HERE.

o   7:30-8:30 PM: You can Register HERE

  • 11 FebruaryUniversity applications and a plan B (4:30-6:00 PM) – Have you applied to university but now changed your mind about what course you would like to study? Have you applied and unfortunately been rejected from your choices? Are you still deciding if you want to apply to university? The University of Bradford Outreach and Recruitment team are here to support you with your next steps. This interactive session will provide information, advice and guidance to your situation and answer any questions you have about applying.  This session will be on Zoom and the link to join follows:

Zoom Link to join: 

Meeting ID: 868 8563 2609, Passcode: 23474

Bradford Café Scientifique Event:  
  • 28 JanuaryLessons through reflection, a nurses perspective on working in COVID 19 (6:30-8:00 PM).  Synopsis:  How does a hospital A&E department adapt to a pandemic?  Danni Woods Adult Nurse Lecturer at the University of Bradford and Sister Lucy Lowe will examine how the events leading up to the national lockdown were translated into routine nursing practice in an inner city hospital.  Please note that this is an online event using Zoom, places must be booked here.

  Virtual Open Day: Live Our next Undergraduate Virtual Open Day Live will be held on Saturday 6th February 10am to 4pm.  This event will offer attendees the opportunity to get involved in live Q&As with lecturers and students on a wide range of subject areas and support services.  Students can register for the Virtual Open Day: Live HERE. This event is also another opportunity for eligible students to gain up to 8 UCAS points to use against their offer with us as part of the Progression Scheme – more details on this Scheme can be found HERE

Anytime” Resources for Students: The University of Bradford’s new “Bradford Experience” was launched last month.  This service offers a range of resources to students who are researching Universities or firming up their choices.  Students who sign up will have access to our Virtual Open Day Anytime (including informative subject talks and support information), Virtual Tours, Webinars and invites to Live Virtual Open Days and Campus Tours (when they can begin again).  Students can access the resource on our Open Days website page HERE. You can find News on help and advice about applying to University in 2021 HERE.


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