Student city guide to Bradford

It was named the world’s first UNESCO City of Film due to its rich film heritage and inspiring locations. Having provided backdrops for everyone from the BBC to Netflix to Monty Python, the city is steeped in film history. That’s why it’s also home to the National Media Museum — the UK’s only museum dedicated to film, TV and media which also houses the largest permanent 3D screen in the world.

Culturally and ethnically diverse, the city is well represented by its university which caters for 10,000 students. Priding itself on social inclusion, it was also named the Greenest University in the UK two years running.

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"The endless possibilities of Yorkshire’s scenery are on Bradford’s doorstep"

Art world legend David Hockney is one of their most famous alumni. Bradford was also crowned the ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ on multiple occasions and is part of the reason that Yorkshire has been named one of Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations.

The endless possibilities of Yorkshire’s scenery are on Bradford’s doorstep, and paired with the city’s vibrant culture it offers the best of both worlds. Our modern student living accommodation Arkwright House continues Bradford’s filmic theme with its onsite cinema. It’s in a great spot, located a short walk from Bradford University campus, near the Bradford College campus and just round the corner from the Media Museum.


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