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Charitable Status

Exempt Charity

The University of Bradford was established in 1966 by Royal Charter.  We are a chartered corporation and an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2011

Our legal and preferred name is The University of Bradford and our correspondence address is:

The University of Bradford,
Richmond Building,
Richmond Road,
West Yorkshire,
BD7 1DP.

In accordance with the Charities Act 2011, the University is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Constitutional Documents

The main constitutional documents of the University are the Royal Charter and Statutes.

The Charter defines the objects, powers, officers and statutory bodies of the University.  It defines the University as a teaching, research and examining body and includes such fundamental powers as that of awarding degrees.

The Statutes prescribe details containing the members of the University, officers of the University, the powers of Council and the membership and function of statutory bodies (including the Court, Council and Senate).


The Trustees of the University are Members of the University Council.  For details of any charities that Council Members are trustees of you can download the Trustee Information (pdf 261KB).

Financial Statements

View our full audited consolidated Financial Statements.