The University of Bradford (informally Bradford University) is a British public research university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Bradford is a great place to live and study. Although it is one of the ten largest cities in Britain, it is small enough to be friendly, compact enough to be easily manageable, and yet large enough to have all the facilities of a thriving, modern city.
There are two campuses: the main campus (which now, following recent development, includes the School of Health), located on Richmond Road and the School of Management, at Emm Lane.
Student Life and Activities @ Bradford
The student population includes 10,525 undergraduate and 3,050 postgraduate students. Mature students make up around a third of the undergraduate community. 22% of students are international students, and come from over 110 different countries.
There were 14,406 applications to the university through UCAS in 2010 which 3,421 were accepted.
The university has a “leading-edge 100-seat PC cluster” for teaching, learning and computer-based assessment, and there is an art gallery, theatre and Music Center. The university has recently invested £84m in the campus, including a major refurbishment of the laboratories in the School of Life Sciences, creation of a new MBA suite and library at the School of Management, refurbishment of the student union building, Student Central, as well as the creation of a new accommodation student village, The Green.
Students’ Union @ Bradford
The University of Bradford Union (UBU) is run by an executive committee of six full-time sabbatical officers and up to six part-time executive officers, elected annually. (UBU) is run for students by students to provide the vast majority of non-academic activities and support on campus.
The Union is located in the newly refurbished Student Central on campus, and is politically active, running regular campaigns. The Union body has their own cinema, run by students, showing blockbusters and previews, the longest established student radio station in the UK, a 1300 capacity venue, 4 bars around the campus, a print bureau providing great value and specialist activities, UBUS to provide free, convenient, safe, night-time travel around Bradford, First Class Cricket as part of the Bradford/Leeds Universities Centre of Cricketing Excellence, over 30 sports and 70 other pursuits in their clubs, societies and activities programme and volunteering opportunities ranging from working in the community, to providing sounds and light for Union events and representing student views within the University and beyond.
It is the third annual national campaign of its kind and will this time incorporate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as its overarching theme, looking at the way higher education institutions have fostered BU’s top athletes, developed the key technology, and enabled the production of a massive event like the 2010 Olympic Games.
Awards and Ranking
The university has won its campus the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’ in The Times Higher Education Awards two years running. The Green, is an accommodation student village situated on-campus and has the highest ever BREEAM rating for any building.Awards and Rankings
The Times Good University Guide ranked Bradford 7th in UK for graduate employment in 2005 and 2nd in 2006.
The university has a strong reputation for research and knowledge transfer. It is ranked in the Top 50 English Universities based on research funding (HEFCE 2009–10). Staff-student ratios are amongst the best in the UK (The University of Bradford is in the 2nd quartile for staff-student ratios in The Independent, The Times and The Guardian League Tables). The 2008 RAE reported that 80 per cent of academics at the university who submitted research to the panel are doing international or world-leading research.
Bradford has always been a forward-thinking, modern and student orientated University with a thriving and vibrant student community. Its a firm commitment to confronting inequality and celebrating diversity.
Bradford’s mission of ‘Making Knowledge Work’ means that students’ future is their top priority. With excellent facilities and staff, you can be sure that Bradford is a first-class choice for your chosen area of study.