Bradford College is a secular institution, but we have strong connections with a wide variety of faiths and denominations within the local community.
We also have a Faith and Belief Reference Group that is made up of representatives from a variety of faiths and beliefs. Membership is drawn from college staff and students and there is external representation from local faith and belief leaders. As well as the faiths that each of the team represent, they can provide contact details for other local groups and faiths, including places of worship. There are also a number of religious societies at the Students' Union at the University of Bradford, which our students can join.
The college has a variety of accommodation set aside for quiet reflection, meditation or prayer. These facilities are called Unity Spaces as they are used by all of the college community at various times. We have several Unity Spaces across the college for use by staff, students and visitors of any faith or none.
The college has a large Islamic population and for this reason at some sites we offer Wudu and Istinjah facilities along with the option of gender segregated prayer space. Please also note that on Friday afternoons all of the Unity Spaces become very busy as they are used by Muslim staff and students for Jummah prayer.
If you would like to discuss any matters relating to faith and belief, please contact the manager of Student Services on 01274 433134.
Our Unity spaces and quiet rooms
Whatever your religion or belief, you can visit our Unity spaces and prayer rooms and take time for reflection, meditation or prayer.
We have five rooms available across the College for all staff, students and visitors who would like space for prayer or quiet contemplation, for all faiths and for people of no faith. They are located in the following buildings:
|Site||Unity Space room number||Gender segregated prayer space?||Wudu/Istinjah facilities?|
|The David Hockney Building||G18 'Unity' Room||Yes||Yes, for both genders|
|Trinity Green||Room 0.24||No||Yes, male only|
|Old Building||Room R3||Yes, male only|
|The David Hockney Building||G17 The Madiba Room*||No||Yes, nearby|
*Please note that this room is used by a variety of support services and must be booked in advance for use by students through the One Stop Shop.