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Publication Scheme

Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act requires public authorities to have a Publication Scheme.

A Publication Scheme is a list of classes of information the public authority publishes or intends to publish. In this context, 'publish' means to make information available, routinely.

The Information Commissioner's Office has defined a model publication scheme that all public authorities should follow, and has issued guidance for Higher Education Institutions on what information should be published. There are seven classes of information within the scheme and these are described below.

Contents of the Publication Scheme

 

Who we are and what we do

This section relates to organisational information, structures, locations and contacts and includes the following types of information:

 

Legal Framework

The University of Bradford was established by Royal Charter which was approved in 1966 by the Privy Council.  

The constitutional framework within which the University operates is based upon its Charter and Statutes.  These have been amended to reflect developments and changes within the University and the most recent versions were approved by the Privy Council in July 2015.

Further information on the history of the University can be found at our About the University page.

 

How the University of Bradford is organised

Information about how the University is managed and governed can be found at the University's Structure and Organisation page.

Council is the University's supreme governing body and holds the responsibility of ensuring that the University's overall mission, strategy, and direction are delivered through an effective framework of both governance and management. 

Senate is the supreme academic authority of the University responsible for overseeing academic quality and standards.

The Executive Board is the principal management committee of the University and it ensure the effective leadership, coordination and management of the activities of the University.

The University is composed of four Faculties and a number of Professional Services Departments.

 

Local and contact details

Location and contact details

Contact Details

 

Lists of and information relating to organisations which the University has responsibility for, those it works in partnership with, those it sponsors and companies wholly owned by it.

Information on organisations that the University of Bradford is in Collaborative Provision regarding delivery of programmes with are on our Partner Institutions page.

Information on companies either wholly or partly owned by the University can be found at the Companies and Charitable Status page. 

Financial information on these companies is provided in the Financial Statements.

 

Student activities

Information about the University of Bradford Union of Students (UBU) is available from the UBU website. Please note that UBU is a separate organisation to the University and is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

 

What we spend and how we spend it

This section relates to financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit and includes the following types of information:

Funding/income

The University provides a breakdown of its income and information in relation to capital investment in its Financial Statements.  For further information contact the Director of Finance.

The University's Annual Accounts are published and available for inspection.  They include the University's statement of corporate governance and information on capital expenditure.  Budgetary and account information is maintained by the Univeristy Finance Department.

Financial audit reports

The Independent Auditor's report to the University is published in the Financial Statements.

Capital programme

Information relating to capital investment is available in the Financial Statements.

Financial regulations

The University's Financial Regulations govern financial procedures.

Staff pay and grading structures

Information about salary structure can be found on the Human Resources website. 

Information is also available on employee rewards and benefits

Register of suppliers

For information on suppliers contact Purchasing Services

Procurement and tender procedures and reports

The University Purchasing site describes the University's procurement procedures.

The University publishes terms and conditions for contracting and for the supply of goods and services

The University's electronic tendering site contains information on existing customers and tenders, and contracts and tenders currently available.

Contracts

For further information on contracts please contact: foi@bradford.ac.uk

Research funding

High level information on Research grants and contracts can be found within the Notes to the Accounts within the Financial Statements.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

This section relates to strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews and includes the following types of information:

University Strategies

A number of University Strategies are published online, including:

  • The University Strategy 2015-2025,
  • The Academic Strategy,
  • The International Strategy,
  • The Teaching and Learning Strategy
  • The People Strategy

Academic quality and standards

Academic quality information can be found on the Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement webpages

External review information

External review information such as:

  • Programme specifications,
  • The process for programme approval, review, suspension and withdrawl,
  • Information on annual monitoring and review processes,

Are available by contacting the Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement team.

Corporate relations

Information relating to the Universities links with employers and sponsors can be found on the Partnerships site.

Government and regulatory reports

The results of external scrutiny are held locally by the Learning, Teaching and Quality Enhancement Team and also nationally by the bodies.

Equality Act 

Information on how the Univeristy complies with its duties under the Equality Act 2010 can be found within the Equality and Diveristy Pages

How we make decisions

This section relates to decision making processes and records of decisions and includes the following types of information:

Information on the University's governance structures is available oon the Committees Webpages.

Minutes from Council

Summary Reports of Council Meetings are published shortly after each meeting takes place and from the beginning of the 2019/20 Academic Year, minutes of Council are also published when they have been approved.

Information may be redacted or removed if it is considered to fall under an exemption, for example information relating to identifiable individuals or information which could prejudice the commercial interests of the University or another organisation.

Minutes of meetings of Council from before the beginning of the Academic Year 2019/20, agenda and individual papers are available on request via foi@bradford.ac.uk subject to any exemptions which may apply to the content of these documents.

Minutes from Senate

From the beginning of the 2019/20 Academic Year, minutes of Senate are published when they have been approved.

Information may be redacted or removed if it is considered to fall under an exemption, for example information relating to identifiable individuals or information which could prejudice the commercial interests of the University or another organisation.

Minutes of meetings of Senate from before the beginning of the Academic Year 2019/20, agenda and individual papers are available on request via foi@bradford.ac.uk subject to any exemptions which may apply to the content of these documents.

Minutes and individual papers from committees of Council and Senate 

Minutes of meetings of committees of Council and Senate as well as agenda and individual papers are available on request via foi@bradford.ac.uk subject to any exemptions which may apply to the content of these documents.

 

Our policies and procedures

This section relates to current written regulations, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities

The Charter and Statutes specify where that the University must have Ordinances which detail high level rules about how the University is organised, governed and managed and 

Regulations are specfied in the CharterStatutes and Ordinances and provide rules, primarlity relating to matters of academic governance and other related matters.

Other rules, particularly administrative and management matters are laid out in the University's policies. The University is currently undergoing a review of all policies.  When this review is completed, a policies will be available on the policies page

If you require a policy that is not yet published please contact foi@bradford.ac.uk 

 

Lists and registers

This section relates to any information we are currently legally required to hold in publicly available registers and includes the following types of information:

  • Asset registers: Information in relation to major capital assets is maintained by the Finance Department although a formal asset register is not maintained.
  • Register of interests: Information about the Register of Interests for members of the Senior Management Team and Members of Council are availble from the University Secretary on request.
  • University’s Entertaining, Hospitality and Gifts Policy requires all offers of gifts exceeding a value of £25.00 to be recorded in a register declared to the Associate Director of Procurement.
  • Details of other charities that the University's Trustees (i.e. its members of Council) are also trustees of is available in the Council Members Profile page
  • The Companies and Charitable Status webpage contains information on the companies either wholly or partially owned by the University.

These documents are available on request via foi@bradford.ac.uk subject to any exemptions which may apply to their content.

 

The services we offer

This section contains information about services the University offers:

 

The courses we offer and information for applicants 

Undergraduate courses at the University

Postgraduate courses at the University

CPD courses at the University

Apprenticeships at the University

Open Days: information on upcoming open days and how to register for future events.

Distance Learning: how the University can support your studies around work and family commitments, from anywhere in the world.

Adult Learners

University of Sanctuary: is a UK-wide initiative aiming to ensure universities foster a culture of welcome and inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees.

Care Leavers: information on the additional support that is availble for care leavers when applying to study, and throughout their time at the University.  The University is a signatory member of the Care Leavers Covenant.

Exchanges and Opportunities Abroad: the University of Bradford has one of the most comprehensive exhange schemes in the United Kingdom. We offer our students opportunities ranging from 1 week to 12 months.  In the past out students have taken up study abroad opportunities throughout Europe, Australia, America, Asia and Africa.

 

Information and services for students

MyBradford: Student Support Services

Disability Service: provides support and specialist guidance for prospective and current students.  

Counselling Service: can be contacted on 01274 235750, or email counselling@bradford.ac.uk.

Bradford Student Health Centre, Laisteridge Road, 01274 371380

Careers and Employability Services

Chaplaincy and Faith Advisers: the Interfaith Chaplaincy team represent various faith groups and provide spiritual support and pastoral care for staff and students of all faiths and none. 

Equality and Diversity: the university welcomes everyone and supports an inclusive study and work environment.

Accommodation: information about both on and off campus accomodation.

Alumni relations: as lifelong members of Team Bradford, alumni can access a number of services and opportunities to stay connected with the University and one another.

Graduation; dates of past and future graduation ceremonies.

 

Information and services for staff and students

Nursery:  the nursery was established in 1992 to offer high quality and affordable childcare.  In September 2019 it was awarded outstanding by Ofsted.

Unique Fitness and Lifestyle:  offers a range of services to suit all your fitness needs.  

Library

Special Collections: a resource of images, stories and ideas for students, with over 150 collections of rare books and archives.

Where to Eat and Drink at the University

Language Centre: we offer language support as a university-wide policy, supporting international students, home students, staff and the wider community.

Arts and Culture: the University has its own gallery, theatre and music centre, allowing students to follow their passions.

Safety and Security

Car parking: can be contacted at carparking@bradford.ac.uk

 

Information and services for the public

Heaton Mount is the University's conference and event venue

Eye Clinic: the University offers a complete primary care service to the general public as well as the University community. The clinic is staffed by final year optometry students who operate under the direct supervision of qualified optometry staff. 

Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic: is based within the Faculty of Health Studies and is open to Univeristy students, staff and the general public.

DHEZ: the Digital Health Enterprise Zone Academic aims to bring people together to develop digital health innovations that improves the lives of people with long term health conditions.  It can be found in the Phoenix South West Building on the University campus. 

Ethical Tissue: provides a wide range of human tissue, cells and fluid samples for biomedical research groups in academia, industry and the health service. 

Jobs

Events: the University run a series of events throughout the year to share and gain knowledge, bring communities together and influence positive change. 

Theatre in the Mill:  is a theatre owned by the University showing a wide range of events and shows throughout the year.

Freedom of Information: how to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Data Protection: how to make a request for information about you that the University holds or to view teh University's privacy otices

 

University of Bradford Union

Information about the University of Bradford Union of Students (UBU) is available from the UBU website. Please note that UBU is a separate organisation to the University and is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

University services for media organisations 

Media Relations

Experts Directory