Page:Kick Start Opportunities

Kick Start Opportunities

Kick Start Opportunities 

The opportunities below are all open to students at the University of Bradford

STEM Lab Assistant

The University of Bradford Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lab helps to engage and enrich young people in local schools. Each year thousands of young people in the community experience a STEM at Bradford workshop. Join the team in developing and delivering new lessons.

Find out more information here. 

First LEGO League Assistant

The First Lego League (FLL) regional competition engages children aged 9 to 16 in engineering and programming robots made out of Lego. With over 250 young people attending the tournament and needing support in the build up this opportunity is very hand on but rewarding!

Find out more by clicking here!


Gig Buddies

Gig Buddies is a scheme that matches people with a learning disability and/or autism with volunteers, finding a common interest or a shared love for similar activities. For example; seeing live music, going to the theatre or socialising at your local pub quiz. Whatever your gig is there’s a Gig Buddy for you. We offer £10 towards any ticket purchased for an event, travel or non-alcoholic beverage. The purpose of the project is to build some genuine friendships through shared interests. 
Find out more information here


British Sign Language 

British Sign Language (BSL) is a form of sign language that involves the use of hand movements, gestures, body language and facial expressions to communicate. It is predominantly used by people who are either D/deaf or have a hearing impairment. Learn how to communicate using BSL from our qualified instructor and use your new skill to help those in the community.

Click here to find out more.


Language Classes

Whether you would like to teach a language you know or learn from someone else the UBU Language Classes have something for everyone! This on campus opportunity is great for developing communication skills.

Click here to find out more


Community Volunteering Opportunity 

The UBU Volunteering Centre works with over 350 charities and organisations all looking for volunteers to help out. Sign up as a volunteer and see some of the opportunities available.

Click here to see all the available volunteering opportunities around Bradford. 

Click here to register as a volunteer and gain access to more opportunities as they become available


Impact Bradford

The Impact Bradford programme gives students the opportunity to share skills they already have with young people in the local area. With Clubs In the Community and Activity groups in Action there is a workshop for everyone to support in. Working with mostly schools and youth groups the Impact Bradford is being backed by Bradford council.

Click here to find out more. 


Haworth Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)

The Haworth RDA was founded in 2001 and is designed to allow people who are wheelchair bound or otherwise disabled to ride a horse and volunteer in the stables.

Opportunity details tbc.


Choices 4 All

C4A Is a project that matches student volunteers with people in the community who have varying disbailities in a range of exciting and unique opportunities such as hiking, dragon boating and cycling.

Dragon Boating - 

Take A Hike



Science and Media Museum

At the National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, we explore the science and culture of image and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.
We aim to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.
Our galleries and exhibition spaces help us illuminate world-famous collections in photography, film and television. Our team of Explainers create learning activities that fuel the imagination and get under the skin of our collections and exhibitions. And our three cinema screens—including an IMAX theatre—allow us to showcase the magic of moving images from around the world in Bradford, the first UNESCO City of Film.

Opportunities TBC.


Execs for Sport Clubs and Activity Groups 

There are different ways to get involved with our 70+ student led groups here at UBU. You can be elected as an executive or start your own group group. Being an executive develops loads of skills that employers are looking for and give back to your fellow students. More information here!


Ram Air

The UBUs student lead radio station is looking for hosts to be a part of the new live video streaming opportunities. Whichever side of the camera you feel most comfortable there is something for everyone.

Email Adam Tasker at to find out more.

Retail Work

Whether it's a charity shop or a cafe there are hundreds of opportunities in Bradford to gain retail skills.

Click here to see how you can get involved. 


Contact Michael Allhouse by emailing for more details.

Click here for more information 


Fundraising and Raise & Give (RAG)

The Union fundraising campaign (RAG) chooses 2 charities a year to become RAG Nominated. Each year we raise as much as we can for our chosen charities. From Bake sales to skydives there is a huge variety of events to get involved in! 

Click here to get involved