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Our work in inclusion and diversity

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID) is at the centre of the University’s Access and Participation Plan work. We provide strategic advice, support, training and project-based work across the University.

The CfID works together with colleagues across the University, acting as facilitators of change to create a more inclusive culture and better outcomes for all.

Raising achievement for young people

This division works towards creative solutions to help address educational disadvantage, improve educational circumstances, and positively impact on the achievement of young people in Bradford.

This work is in response to the expectation of the Office for Students (OfS) that universities will enhance and expand their partnerships with schools and other local and national organisations.

Find out more about our work raising achievement for young people.

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Decolonising UniBrad

Decolonising Bradford is a project that focuses on providing students and staff with the tools and language to identify the ways that universities are built on colonial hierarchies. It empowers people to confront, challenge and reject the status quo and encourages them to reimagine how things can be done.

Find out more about our work on Decolonising UniBrad.

Close up of a T-shirt from Team Bradford day with the text University of Bradford, Unique Fitness, Let's Decolonise Together, #MDICAC2022.

'Can You Hear Me?'

This initiative provides an online safe space for minoritised voices to discuss challenging topics and contribute to our diversity ambitions.

Online listening circle events are for staff and students.  The purpose is to empower minoritised voices, providing a safe space for open conversations on topics which are often challenging but critical to achieving our diversity ambitions.

If you have any topics you would like to raise for discussion through 'Can You Hear Me?' events, then please email the CfID team.

Find out more about Can You Hear Me? events.

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Various project-based initiatives support the delivery of our work. These allow us to give a specific focus and attention to areas that we have identified as priorities, and for us to try new and innovative approaches to accelerate progress.

Supporting pathways for Black, Asian, and ethnically minoritised students into postgraduate research.

Brad-iCOUNT is the umbrella platform for a variety of key Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives.


Our research is  recognised as a  centre of research excellence, providing a robust evidence base for equality, diversity and inclusion interventions that count in public, private and third-sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

European gender equality action research initiative.