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Public events

Our public events are open to all who wish to attend. They include seminars and presentations that highlight our research, knowledge transfer events where we share our expertise with our partners and local business’, and community events, such as our participation in Bradford Literature Festival, Bradford Science Festival, and Gaming Festival.

Upcoming public events are listed below. Book now to reserve your place and find out about a range of topics including health, sustainability, technology and many more.

Future events

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Day: Healthcare Professions

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This is for the life changers. Postgraduate study can help your career progression in the healthcare sector. You can enhance your existing skills, develop a new specialism or gain the skills needed to step up to more senior roles. You can gain skills in a range of healthcare areas, including midwifery, leadership, public health, medical imaging, pharmacy, physiotherapy and advanced practice. Find out more about developing your career with postgraduate study. Join us virtually and choose from a range of interactive sessions and talks. The event has been scheduled for lunchtime to fit into your work schedule.

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Day: Engineering, Computer Science and Media

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This is for the creative innovators. Postgraduate study at Bradford provides the specialist skills and practical experience you need to stand out from the crowd. Our Master’s degrees cover a range of specialisms in engineering, , cyber security, , satellite systems and filmmaking. You’ll learn from research-active academic staff and many of our courses are accredited by professional organisations. Find out more about developing your career with postgraduate study. Join us virtually and discover how our innovative Master’s degrees, world-class facilities and industrial partnerships can help enhance your career.

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Postgraduate Open Day: Life Sciences

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This is for the ground breakers. Postgraduate study at Bradford provides the specialist skills and practical experience you need to stand out from the crowd. Our Master’s degrees cover a range of specialisms in , forensics, human osteology and palaeopathology, analytical sciences, biology and chemistry. Find out more about developing your career with postgraduate study. Join us on campus to find out how our Master’s degrees can help you become an expert in your field. Meet our academic staff, attend talks and workshops, and tour our facilities. Discover how you can gain the advanced-level skills needed to make a difference.

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Postgraduate Open Day: Management, Law and Social Sciences

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This is for the game changers. Postgraduate study at Bradford provides the skills and experience you need to stand out from the crowd. Our Master’s degrees cover a range of specialisms in , , management, , , , international development and social work. Find out more about developing your career with postgraduate study. Join us on campus and attend talks and workshops, meet our expert staff and explore our facilities.

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A Journey through Educational Change: An Intrepid Adventure - with Professor Simon Tweddell

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Join us for the next Bradford Inaugural Lecture to celebrate Simon Tweddell's promotion to the position of Professor. This is one of the highest achievements in an academic's career; it is a recognition by the University that they are operating at the highest level and recognised as a leader in their chosen field. As such, the promotion is worthy of celebration by both the academic and the University. The inaugural professorial lecture is a centuries-old tradition, marking this key milestone. During this interactive lecture Simon will take you through his journey of education from his undergraduate days and through his 27-year journey as an educator of pharmacy students, other educators, and of course his own development whilst at the University of Bradford. This journey starts from the days of teacher-centred acetates and overhead projectors (remember them?) through to student-centred pedagogies aimed at engaging and motivating students, promoting deeper approaches to learning, and the use of technology-enhanced learning.   

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13th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference (MDICAC) 2024

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The MDICAC brings together renowned scholars, practitioners, thought leaders and students from the UK and internationally to explore and reflect on research and development in Equality/Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. MDICAC is an opportunity to synthesise and apply knowledge and best practice. The conference focuses on exploring the different interventions for advancing equality, with the objective of informing the development of good practice in the effective use of interventions. The MDICAC is designed to challenge and create elements of discomfort to those who are happy with the status quo. It provides an opportunity for participants to engage with the subject in a thought-provoking way. The Barbara Burford memorial lectureThis memorial lecture offers a platform for honouring the life and legacies of Barbara Burford – an inspirational leader and a lifelong icon, champion of EDI, who inspired change at the national level through her work. 

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Whole School Physical Activity Conference

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The University of Bradford, Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research & Yorkshire Sport Foundation are pleased to invite you to our, International Whole-School Physical Activity Conference. Pre-conference event: The #WSPA2024 pre-conference event will draw together leading researchers and evaluators of school-based programmes from across the globe. Keynotes and panel debates will advance our understanding of how to evolve research methodology to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of complex whole-school physical activity programmes. We encourage delegates to submit oral and poster presentations to share their own research, with a specific focus on the methods used.  The #WSPA2024 pre-conference will involve leading international keynotes, symposiums, presentation sessions, panel debates, and poster presentations. Why not join over 120 delegates from around the globe to help advance school-based physical activity research. Conference:For the first time, #WSPA2024 will draw together schools, education partners, policymakers and researchers to learn from leading school-based physical activity approaches from across the globe. Keynotes will advance our understanding of what works, learning from pioneering schools, educational partners and policymakers that deliver and support those programmes. We encourage delegates to submit case studies, sharing how their school, research and policy changes have helped improve school-based physical activity.  #WSPA2024 will involve inspirational keynotes, symposiums, co-design workshops, and poster presentations. Why not join over 400 delegates from around the globe to help advance school-based physical activity for future generations.    

Our Public Lecture Series

The Bradford Inaugurals Lecture series celebrates the promotion of our academics to the position of Professor, the highest achievement in an academic’s career.

The Cantor Technology Lecture seeks to bring distinguished academics or leading industry experts, to deliver a lecture in the field of technology.

The Harold Wilson Lecture honours our first Chancellor and his great foresight in setting up a technology university such as the University of Bradford.

Café Scientifique is a place where you can find out the latest ideas and research in science and technology.