South Asian Heritage Month
About the month
South Asian Heritage Month is in its third year and celebrates and explores the diverse culture and histories of South Asia and how it links with the UK today. The 2022 theme is year is 'Journeys of Empire' which marks two major anniversaries this year:
75th anniversary of the independence of India, Partition, and the creation of Pakistan (later known as East and West Pakistan)
50th anniversary of the expulsion of Ugandan Asians by Idi Amin
At the University we celebrate and embrace our diverse community and culture, we want to share and celebrate this with you.
Read more about South Asian Heritage Month.
For SAHM 2022 #JourneysOfEmpire
The Eatery - at the University
Our staff and student restaurant will be showcasing different dishes during the week of 18th July, come and have a taste!
Podcast: South Asians in Bradford: Generation, evolution and identity.
Students from the Graduate Workforce Bradford (GWB) have recorded this podcast which cover various topics relating to the South Asian experience in Bradford. Topics and themes include migration, belonging, education, enterpreneurship, politics and sport.
Ugandan Asians Expulsion: 50th Anniversay Event - 5th September 2022
Further details of this event will be on the Events page shortly.
The library have put together a short list of resources to support South Asian Heritage Month.
If you have any further texts to suggest to add to the list please let me know. We also welcome suggestions for new items to add to stock in this area via our Broaden Bradford’s Books scheme, info and online suggestion form.
‘What I like about being South Asian is the variety of food and the spice. And I love our traditional attire especially for weddings! Being Kashmiri, Kashmiri tea is big hit!’ Maleeha Hussain, Minorities and Ethnicities Officer
University Campus Services
The University of Bradford, Campus Services are proud of our diverse and hard working South Asian colleagues. Our cleaning team is large, and all have outstanding values when it comes to their commitment to the University. The mix of wonderful cultures within our team makes the team dynamic such a close and friendly team to work in, who all take great pleasure in sharing family experiences, food and religious celebrations.
Michelle Terry - Campus Cleaning Manager
Showcasing our South Asian University Community
Executive Assistant to Deputy VC
Senior EDI Advisor
Access & Participation Coordinator
Governance & Legal Office Administrator
Lecturer in Clinical Sciences & AD EDI
Project Leader - Graduate Workforce Bradford & Co-chair REC Forum
Dr Yunis Alam
Dr Yunis Alam - Head of Department, Sociology and Criminology
Student Peer Support Adviser
‘What I like about South Asian heritage is the great diversity within the continent.’ Sajida Rahimi - Student
UBU South Asian Heritage Societies
The University Students Union celebrates its diversity with the dfferent societies and groups which are student-led. Here you can get a flavour of the South Asian Societies that are at Bradford.