Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Bradford
Location of affected unit(s)
Vet, Higher And Tertiary Education
85.4 - Higher education

165 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 July 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


In response to falling student numbers, the University of Bradford has announced that it is to cut 165 posts, which equates to approximately ten per cent of all staff. The positions which will be cut are those in administrative, professional and support roles, with the cuts expected to be completed by December 2018. No academic positions will be affected. It is also understood that a further 35 roles will be cut, though these cuts have already been agreed. Local politicians of different political persuasions have expressed disappointment at the news. A local Conservative MP suggested that the university should look to its own actions for the decline in student numbers, whereas a Labour MP suggested that the Government's cuts are at the root of the falloff in student numbers.



Eurofound (2018), University of Bradford, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94676, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94676.