Study at the University of Bradford

With almost 50 years of academic excellence behind us as a University, we have continued to grow our international reputation and course provision.

We have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, our students, and of society as a whole.

In a widely-quoted speech made before he became Prime Minister, Harold Wilson emphasised that the future of Britain was being forged “in the white heat of technology”, and to bring this about it was necessary to educate many more scientists. His close involvement with the University of Bradford as the first Chancellor was one of the ways in which he helped to make this a reality.

He guided the University from its inception in 1966 until it became one of the country’s leading technological institutions, respected nationally and internationally.

Throughout his 19 years as Chancellor, Lord Wilson rarely missed the degree congregations and personally conferred over 21,000 degrees.