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Big Bradford Alumni Reunion 2023

Saturday 30 September | 10:15am - 16:00pm

University of Bradford Campus

Welcoming you back to Bradford!

Join the Alumni Team on Saturday 30 September 2023 for the Big Bradford Alumni Reunion.

The event will welcome alumni back to Bradford and provide a fantastic opportunity to rediscover the University and city, reunite with old friends, make new connections, meet with staff, and to learn first-hand about the latest developments at the University. 



Entrance of the University of Bradford's Richmond building

About the Event

Date: Saturday 30 September 2023 
Location: University of Bradford Campus, BD7 1DB
Tickets: £12 Alumni | £24 Alumni + 1 Guest

Ticket prices include lunch and refreshments, a tour of the campus and the activities. If you are interested in attending the event, please email the Alumni Office at: 


Event Programme

10.15 - 11.00   -  Registration Opens - Networking and Refreshments
11.00 - 11.50   -  Welcome Reception 
12.00 - 13.00   -  Sessions and Activities 
13.00 - 14.00   -  Networking Lunch
14.00 - 15.00   -  Keynote Address: Shanaz Gulzar (Bradford 2025)
15.00 - 16.00   -  Optional Extended Networking 

Activities and Sessions

In collaboration with colleagues from across the University, we are excited to offer a range of optional activities and sessions. From fun and interactive to informative, you will have the opportunity to attend one of the sessions listed below.

An image which displays savings and financial planning on paper for the workshop

Financial Planning Masterclass with Jelena Savonina

In this workshop, Financial Planner Jelena Savonina will share practical tips and strategies for long-term wealth maximization, including the power of financial goals, how to strategically select investments, pension savings, working with a financial advisor and more. 

An image of a farm representing fresh food sustainability as part of the AI and Food Security Workshop at the Big Bradford Reunion.

Technology for good? The Future of Food and Artificial Intelligence

Given the recent and more longer-term issues relating to food security such as war, energy and climate change, this workshop will explore how technology can be used to help ensure there is sustainable food securityWe will also be exploring the issues and debates surrounding the future of food and the use of Artificial Intelligence. 

An image of the University of Bradford Richmond Building, taking in the 1960s. For the Big Bradford Reunion Memorabilia workshop.

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Archives and Social History at the University

An interactive session on the rich social life at the University of Bradford throughout the decades from the 1960s to the late 1990s, including throwback pictures and anecdotes of concerts, cultural activities, societies on campus and more. Get transported back to the social scene of your university years and learn more about the rich history of the University.  

Campus Tour

A chance to rediscover the University via a whistle-stop tour around the campus, learn about milestone moments and new developments of the site. 

Big Bradford Reunion: Watch the highlights

Relive the excitement. You can watch the highlights from last year's Big Bradford Reunion event, see previous activities and hear what fellow alumni had to say about the day.



Stay the Weekend

If you're travelling to Bradford from far and wide to attend this event, then why not make the most of your time being back in your university city?!

We encourage you to make a weekend of your visit to explore Bradford and the wider region, enjoying the perfect combination of incredible architecture, stunning scenery and magical museums.

Here are some useful links to help plan your stay:

Bradford's City Park at night

Getting to our City Campus

Our campus address is:
University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP

Learn more about visiting our campus.

You can view our Inclusive campus map on our website.

Ways to get to campus

By public transport

If you’re getting the bus to Bradford, or arriving by train at Forster Square or Bradford Interchange, the University is 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre.

Go through City Park and continue past the Alhambra Theatre up Great Horton Road. Campus is about 300 metres up this hill, just beyond the college.

By road

For sat nav devices, use postcode BD7 1AZ. Parking information can be found below.

Bradford is connected to the motorway network by the M62 and M606, which we recommend you use if arriving from the south, east or west. Use the A629/A650 via Skipton if arriving from the north-west, or the A1 or A19 if arriving from the north-east.