Living and working in Bradford
Bradford is a thriving and ever-growing city. It is home to over 500,000 people from all cultures and backgrounds. Join us in Bradford to live and work in a culturally and artistically diverse hub in the heart of West Yorkshire.
City of Culture
Recently awarded the title of UK City of Culture 2025, you'll be joining at a time of growth and innovation.
A regular winner of the 'UK Curry Capital' award, you'll never struggle to find a delicious meal.
One of the cheapest UK cities to live in, your pay-check will go further than elsewhere.
A young city
With 29% of the Bradford population under the age of 20, you'll be growing and evolving with the culture.
A city to call home
It's not a surprise that Bradford was recently awarded the title of UK City of Culture 2025 as it's a hub for arts, literature, history and heritage.
Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film so it's the perfect place if you're a film fan. The National Science and Media Museum is home to Europe's first IMAX screen, the city is also home to a collection of fantastic cinemas and you'll even recognise some locations from both the big and small screen.
If you're interested in food, the arts and history, Bradford has something for you too, with global culture represented in our theatres, restaurants and museums.
A county to admire
There is so much more to discover when you venture outside of the city. Yorkshire is enormous and glorious so we're surrounded by a collection of picturesque towns and exciting cities including:
- Saltaire - a Victorian UNESCO heritage site just a 15 minute drive from the University
- Ilkley - a quaint and picturesque town surrounded by the countryside and only half an hour away from campus
- Haworth - the home of the Bronte Sisters and accessible by a steam train via Keighley
- Leeds - the bustling city is only a 20 minute train ride away
- York - the ancient city of York is only an hour away on the train
- Manchester - cross the border into Lancashire and one of the UK's biggest cities is less than an hour away by train
- Huddersfield - easily accessible from Bradford by train or bus
A culture to be proud of
Bradford is home to a vast and collective diversity of cultures and ethnicities:
- One in four Bradford region residents describe themselves as Asian/Asian British ethnic origin
- A quarter of the Bradford population are Muslim
- As a City of Sanctuary, Bradford has a long history of welcoming migrants and refugees from all over the world
This citywide culture of inclusivity and support is reflected in our University policy, we are proud of how diverse and inclusive our campus is and we are constantly working to improve.
How to get here
Whether you're living locally or commuting from further afield, Bradford is highly accessible.
The city has great public transport links, it's serviced by a bus station, two railway stations - Bradford Interchange and Forster Square, and the nearby Leeds Bradford Airport.
Find the perfect role for you at The University of Bradford.