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Our culture and values

When you join the University of Bradford as a member of staff, you join an organisation with a clear vision of inclusion and equality of opportunity. We strive to be a place where our employees can belong, thrive and make a difference.

Belong at Bradford

At the University of Bradford, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and are proud to hold equality accreditations and awards for social inclusion and mobility.

As a new employee at the University, you'll be welcomed, supported and encouraged. You'll join a diverse organisation of over 1700 staff members where you'll soon feel part of our team. Most importantly, as the University develops and succeeds, you'll grow and develop with it.

Our values

We embody our values in the workplace and demonstrate them in every role in the organisation.

Learn more about our values.


Excellence is at the heart of everything we do and confident in how we do it.


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 to our relationships, underpinned by integrity in all we do.

Our mission and strategy  

Our mission is to drive sustainable, social and economic development through outstanding teaching, research and innovation.

Our Strategy sets out our ambitions for 2025, which we aim to achieve using our proud heritage as a springboard and remaining steadfast in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We harness our strengths in research, innovation, teaching and partnerships to extend our reputation, influence and impact.

All of this will create a values-led culture that is inclusive and effective in enriching lives and benefitting society.  

Read the University strategy and our supporting strategies

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Bradford is a nationally recognised leader of equality, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

To achieve our vision, we embed equality, inclusion and diversity into our culture, strategies, policies, and practices.

Our goal is to develop understanding of EDI matters within our community and build confidence to contribute and act to deliver change in the University.

We want to enable our community to respond effectively to an ever-changing global EDI landscape and continue to drive sustainable social and economic development.

We do all of this to support the University’s ambitions to make a difference.

Read our Equality, inclusion and diversity strategy

University of Bradford Gender Pay Gap report

In line with legal requirements, we publish our Gender Pay Gap Data on an Annual Basis.

Visit the Gender Pay Gap page to access the latest reporting data.

Current vacancies

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