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Strategies, Policies, Mission and Values

Everything the University does, no matter how small, forms a part of our mission as an institution and our corporate strategy.

Our values and policies are in place to make sure that, in achieving our goals, we do so as fairly and as well as possible.

View our policies that are of interest to students, along with our general university policies.

View our publication scheme, which sets out the categories of information that we publish.

Team Bradford Charter

This outlines our commitment to delivering the best experience for our student body. We encourage all of our students and staff to read this Charter, using it as a guide to enrich the student and staff experience at the University.

Our mission, vision and values

At the University of Bradford we focus on creating the conditions for social, cultural and economic impact. Through this focus our research, innovation and teaching shapes the futures of individuals and societies. Our rich heritage of, and commitment to, applied research, teaching and social inclusion will be used to drive strategic partnerships which extend our influence and impact, while achieving our strategic ambitions.

Our mission

To drive sustainable social and economic development through outstanding teaching, research and innovation.

Our vision

Our vision is a world of inclusion and equality of opportunity where people want to, and can, make a difference. We want to be known as the place to be to make that difference.

Our values

We aim to be an organisation that embodies our values in everything we do. These values are:


Excellence is at the heart of everything we do.


Diversity is a source of strength and must be understood, valued, supported and leveraged.


We give invention light to celebrate creativity and innovation.


Trust is the foundation of our relationships, underpinned by integrity in all we do.