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Giving to Bradford

This unique and outstanding institution could not achieve all it does without the generosity of our donors.

Throughout our history, individuals and organisations from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances have enhanced our facilities, teaching, and research empowering the University to share these strengths with the wider society.

Bradford is a technology university, explicitly not an ivory tower. We believe in making a difference to the world by making knowledge work: delivering professional and vocational courses with great job outcomes for our graduates; and carrying out cutting-edge applied research to improve people's lives worldwide. Our three academic themes which we adhere to in all that we do are advanced healthcare, innovative engineering, and sustainable societies.

You can make a difference

You can support our work to tackle society's problems in a number of ways.

Our alumni, friends, partners and supporters are an important part of our continuing development and success, helping the University to make a positive impact on society. Here at the University of Bradford, we are 'Making Knowledge Work' to solve some of society's biggest problems. We have always been pioneering in our work - the first British university to offer a Peace Studies degree, the first to set up a modern business school and the first British university outside London to offer part-time degree courses.

The University is going through an exciting period of development, establishing itself as one of the world’s great technology universities. As part of this, we have a duty to use our strengths to maximum value for society and we strive to do this through our research and application of knowledge. We are proud that our staff and students are making real and tangible improvements to the world both now, and for the future.

50th Anniversary Scholarships

Our students play an important role in the development of sustainable societies.

Your support will enable outstanding students in most need to commence or to continue their studies.

Our 50th year Scholarships appeal raises funds for UK-based undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships.

Support our scholarship appeal

Developing a world-class campus

We are committed to providing the best possible facilities for teaching, learning, research and social activities at Bradford and will continue to upgrade our campus.

Pledge your support to help us continue to invest in our campus and facilities.

Commemorate a loved one

Commemorating a loved one by making a donation is often a comforting way to pay tribute to the memory of a friend, colleague, or family member who has passed away.

Contributions made in memory of individuals may be directed in a variety of ways.

Ethical fundraising

The University is committed to ethical fundraising. For further information about our ethical principles relating to donations and financial accountability, please contact

Alumni and Development Privacy Notice

Our alumni and supporters are important to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy, keeping your data safe and not doing anything with it that you wouldn’t reasonably expect. This privacy notice describes how we collect, store, manage, protect and use your personal information.

Visit the privacy notice.

Get in touch

The University's Development team is always keen to hear from you, whether you would like to find out more about opportunities to support the University, or you would like to visit the campus to see how you could make a difference.

There are so many ways to get involved and we'd love to tell you more.

Contact us on 01274 235179 or email