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Sport and leisure

When you come to the University of Bradford you are here for more than a degree. There is plenty to keep you occupied when you want to take a break from your studies.

You automatically become part of the Students' Union - gaining access to a wide range of sports clubs, societies, events and opportunities.

The University also has an abundance of informal, student-friendly meeting places where you can sit with friends over a coffee and catch up on some study notes or talk through your lectures without worrying about disturbing your fellow students or being asked to keep the noise down.

Unique Fitness & Lifestyle

Swimming pool.

Unique is the University of Bradford's sports centre. Students benefit from reduced membership fees, with peak and off-peak options.

  • 25m heated swimming poolGym.
  • fitness suite
  • sports hall
  • MUGA pitches
  • climbing wall
  • beauty treatments
  • activities for children
  • squash courts

Student Central

Student Central.

Located just five minutes’ walk from Bradford city centre, the centrepiece of our campus is the three-storey Student Central building – the heart of student activity and home to the Students' Union.

Events are held regularly at Student Central, including volunteering and careers fairs, food festivals and freshers' events. It's also home to Bradford Student Cinema and the student radio station RamAir.

  • The Ents Mall houses four bars, a patio terrace and a 1,300-capacity nightclub. 
  • The Union Mall has open spaces for group study, student advice centres and a well-stocked shop. 
  • You’ll find plenty of social and study spaces around the central atrium, with teaching rooms, a 130-seat lecture theatre, student services and a computer cluster. 

Bradford Bike Hub

Students on bikes.

The Bradford Bike Hub is a one-stop-shop for all your cycling needs.

The project is a partnership between the University of Bradford, Sustrans, Bradford Council, Bradford College and Cycle re Cycle.

It aims to increase the amount of students and staff using active travel (walking and cycling) to get around this city by providing bike maintenance space and skills, cycle confidence and cycle proficiency training, hire bikes and recycled bicycles as well as loads of useful information about cycling.

Find out more