BRADFORD College and Bradford Bulls Rugby League Football Club have signed a new educational partnership agreement for 2024.

The deal will provide students and staff with benefits such as work experience, stadium tours, discounted tickets, and a host of opportunities to work together.

Bradford College Vice Principal Christopher Malish said: “We’re delighted to be signing with the Bulls again. The College has worked with Bradford Bulls for many years and both are committed to transforming the lives of young people in Bradford, so we have a common goal.

“This latest agreement solidifies our close ties as organisations that are passionate about serving Bradford and beyond.”

The Bulls are the official partner for the College’s Level 3 Sport courses - part of the Ambition Hub programme.

Students attend weekly placements and assist in the coaching of various sport and physical activities in local schools and community initiatives.

Jason Hirst, Bradford Bulls CEO, commented: “The Bradford Bulls are delighted to extend the partnership with our friends at Bradford College. This is not only great news for both organisations, but equally the wider Bradford community, with both the College and Bulls committed to providing life-changing opportunities for all students.”

Both partners have committed to a Bradford Primary and Secondary School Challenge Cup in Summer 2024. The Bulls will also support the College’s busy events calendar with guest appearances and speakers sharing insight, such as sports coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports event management.

The Bradford Bulls Foundation’s Community Outreach Team will once again be powered by Bradford College - sharing course information, supporting community visits, and providing advice and guidance training to the Team.

CEO of the Foundation, Chris Chamberlain, said: “This is a fantastic partnership between the Bulls and Bradford College, which the Foundation is extremely pleased to support. The partnership will have a positive impact on the Bradford community, using rugby league as a vehicle to engage.”

The Bulls’ 2024 campaign recently kicked off, and this season the College logo will appear on mascot kits, co-branded community T-shirts, the Bulls Women’s team kit, scholarship and academy shirts, and pitchside at Odsal Stadium.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The dinner celebrated the achievements of women in STEMThe dinner celebrated the achievements of women in STEM (Image: Bradford College)

WOMEN from across the region came together at The Grove training restaurant at Bradford College to celebrate the incredible achievements of women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Guests were treated to a three-course dinner prepared by Caroline Martins, who spent over a decade working as a plasma physicist.

After pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a professional chef, Caroline worked in some of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.

Level 2 Catering and Hospitality students worked with Caroline to prepare the science-inspired dinner.

The event marked the start of a six-week campaign to raise women’s profile in STEM careers and subjects.

More than 100 STEM-related courses are offered at Bradford College and over 1,600 females are studying STEM subjects.

With British Science Week starting on March 8, there has never been a better time to find out about careers in STEM:.


Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Turn your passion into a profession by attending the careers guidance eventTurn your passion into a profession by attending the careers guidance event (Image: Bradford College)

THIS week (March 4-9) is National Careers Week - a celebration of careers guidance across the UK. The annual event helps get young people up to speed with their future options, whether that’s learning more about career choices or exploring training and qualifications.

Find out about local career opportunities by visiting the next Bradford College open day on Saturday, March 9, 10am – 1pm, and speak to tutors and current students about what life is like on campus. Women in STEM talks and film screens will also take place in the David Hockney and Lister Buildings.

Learn about exciting subjects, course levels, progression opportunities, and even apply on the day. As well as exploring exceptional facilities, attendees can speak to friendly support teams about fees and finance, learning support, and get career advice.

Visit the Bradford College website and book your place:

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ESOL students are working with the RSCESOL students are working with the RSC (Image: Bradford College)

FOUR former Bradford College ESOL students were given the amazing opportunity to work behind the scenes with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

The Next Generation Project is a talent development initiative that collaborates with regional education and theatre partners such as Bradford College. The initiative helps young people develop skills, create productions, and assists them as they make their first steps into employment.

After a training session in 2023, Ahmed, Qaraman (now studying a performing arts degree at Bradford College), Ali and Muntder (now Progression to Learning and Work students) were invited back to Stratford Upon Avon to join the Backstage Programme.

Professional backstage experts, from theatre designers to producers and actors, helped the group to create a spectacular scene from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Find out about courses in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at the next Bradford College open day on Saturday, March 9.