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University of Bradford Campus

We’ve invested £120 million in our bustling City Campus and beautiful Emm Lane Campus to make sure you get the most out of your time here – whether you’re studying, working, relaxing or playing.

Tour our campus using our 360° Virtual Experience.

Signpost.BikesSculpture outside AtriumStudying in the libraryBlackwellsArch outside CheshamStudent CentralTheatre in the MillDaisies on the ampNorcroft BuildingOpen Day tour outside Bright BuildingStudent Central shopCampus at sunsetPeace Garden

City Campus

  • Food and drink - you can choose from a wide range of places to eat and drink.
  • Arts on Campus - the campus boasts its own theatre, art gallery and music centre.
  • Fitness and sport - our Unique: Fitness & Lifestyle sports centre boasts a range of top facilities including a gym, swimming pool and climbing wall.
  • Award-winning accommodation - The Green is based on the City Campus, putting students right at the heart of the University’s academic studies, student facilities, support services and social activities.
  • Study areas - many of the social spaces on campus also double as study areas, in addition to the dedicated study areas available to all students.
  • Relaxation areas - there's an abundance of informal meeting places where you can sit with friends over a coffee and catch up on some study notes or talk through your lectures, including lots of green space.
  • Sustainable campus - our new developments are among the most environmentally-friendly buildings in the world.

Richmond Building

Student on laptop in Atrium.

Richmond is the largest building on City Campus.

As well as teaching and office space, it houses the Atrium, where you'll find a restaurant, cafe, shop, Blackwell's book shop, and lots of special events.

Richmond is also home to the Language Centre, MyBradford - Student Support, Payzone and many student support services.

Norcroft Building

Norcroft Building

The £6m Norcroft Building was built in 2003 to provide a space for biochemical, pharmaceutical and chemical research at the University of Bradford.

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ICT Building

ICT building.

Cancer research has been a main research focus of the University of Bradford almost as long as the University charter given back in 1966.

In 2006 this research activity was given a dedicated home, in a 2600 square metre purpose-built cancer research building on City Campus.

It caters for tumour biology, cancer pharmacology and medicinal chemistry as well as commercial incubator units.


re:centre interior.

The re:centre in the Bright Building is a ground-breaking facility on City Campus designed to be a hub where knowledge and experience – both practical and theoretical – are shared between all users of the centre and their associates.

Spaces have been designed to support creative thinking, so there are no fixed desk spaces or banks of PCs. The aim of the space is to promote collaboration, exchange of ideas and adaptability.

The ground and first floors have been designed for multiple flexible work practices and shared space working. Entrepreneur tenants will be encouraged to work in different locations and at different times depending on their need.

If you’re a student at the University of Bradford and you’ve got an idea that you want to develop, this is the place to come. Other University of Bradford alumni have already launched businesses from the re:centre - so could you. We have access to expert help such as:

  • Consultancy on how to go self-employed, how to set up a social enterprise, how to write a business plan to attract funding, or how to go about crowdfunding.
  • Access to businesses that are based in the re:centre or in the city and its environs. We can introduce you to businesses that are open to the prospect of collaboration and want to hear new ideas.
  • Seminars from experienced entrepreneurs that have tested their products and service in the market.
  • Workshops on innovation in the area of re-using materials and re-thinking our approach to resources.

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  • re:centre for students

Emm Lane campus from above.

Emm Lane Campus

Students studying Management or Law subjects study at our dedicated parkland campus:

  • two miles (25 minutes’ walk) from the city centre
  • beautiful historic buildings stand side by side with the latest state-of-the-art facilities.
  • dedicated free bus service takes students between Emm Lane and the City Campus

Emm Lane Building

Emm Lane was built as the Congregationalist Airedale College in 1874-1877, becoming the United Independent College in 1888.

It was partly financed by industrialist and philanthropist Sir Titus Salt, who built the nearby World Heritage Site of Saltaire village.

The neo-Gothic building was designed by the architects responsible for the Italianate Bradford City Hall, the city's Wool Exchange and Salt's Mill.

It is now used as teaching space, offices, common rooms, and meeting and reception rooms.

It is also home to the Management and Law Learning Resource Centre.

Sir Titus Salt building

Sir Titus Salt building.

The Sir Titus Salt building, opened in July 2010 by Sir Ken Morrison, includes a Harvard-style MBA suite, social and learning spaces, a restaurant and floating staircase.

It unites the campus through a two-story Atrium. The design brings together the Victorian buildings with modern, cutting-edge design.

Architects Farrell & Clark overcame the challenges of the Faculty's 14 acres of conservation woodland and listed buildings to achieve a BREEAM 'Excellent' environmental rating.

Environmental features include a biomass boiler, energy efficient lighting, solar panels, and electric car charging facilities. 

The building is part of the University of Bradford's Ecoversity initiative to minimise the university's impact on the environment. 

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