A FORMER student has returned to the University of Bradford to help with the opening of two new Morrisons stores on campus.

The Morrisons Daily stores have welcomed students and staff at the university’s Student Central and Richmond atrium buildings. 

The Student Central fresh food convenience store will offer a mix of Morrisons' own brand products, including its Savers range, alongside branded favourites.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The stores are in a University of Bradford campusThe stores are in a University of Bradford campus (Image: University of Bradford)There is also a separate kiosk on the other side of the campus in the atrium in the Richmond building offering a selection of food-to-go options such as croissants, pain au chocolat, pecan plaits, and hot drinks.

Rumaana Nisa, wholesale training specialist at Morrisons, graduated from the University of Bradford’s Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme in December.

Rumaana, originally from Derby, said: “It was so nice to come back to the university so soon after my graduation ceremony to help train staff for the new stores.

“Having been a student here and knowing how diverse the community is gave me some extra insight into how we should operate those stores.

"For example, I suggested introducing our vegan sausage roll to the University’s hot food counter because I know there is a large proportion of Muslim students and staff.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Some of the products on saleSome of the products on sale (Image: University of Bradford)She added: “I worked for Morrisons in Northampton in logistics and every six weeks, I would travel to Bradford for a week of studying at the School of Management.

"Everything we learned at Bradford was tailored to our work at Morrisons and it was really useful to be able to put the theory straight into practice.

"I really enjoyed my time at Bradford and felt very supported by my tutors."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Outside one of the storesOutside one of the stores (Image: University of Bradford)
Professor Shirley Congdon, vice-chancellor of the University of Bradford, who officially opened the stores on Monday, said: "The University of Bradford, is committed to collaborating with local businesses who share our values of innovation, sustainability and corporate responsibility and have a determination to strengthen our economy.

“We have a long-standing and impactful relationship with Morrisons through our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme, which the School of Management has been running since 2017, and enables Morrisons' employees to earn a business qualification as part of their early career training. 

“Opening two Morrisons Daily stores on campus will enable us to work together to enhance our offer to our staff and students.”

The store in Student Central will be open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm, while the one in the atrium will be open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.