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Renowned Bradford College Alumni Honoured at Graduation Ceremony
By: Bradford College
The Honorary Fellow Awards were first initiated by Bradford College in 1933 and are given to inspirational individuals distinguished by their outstanding contribution to their fields, the College, or the City of Bradford.
Chief Executive Bana Gora received the Award for over 20 years of supporting women's rights in the city and beyond. Bana is a former Bradford College BTEC National Business Studies student who co-founded the Muslim Women's Council in 2009 - an independent charity based in Bradford.
In 2019, Vogue announced Bana as one of the top 25 women shaping Britain's future alongside names such as Naomi Campbell and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. In addition, Bana was the first Muslim woman to receive the Peacemaker Award in 2021 and has inspired many women with messages of empowerment.
Acclaimed photographer and former student Neil Bedford also received the Honorary Fellow title for his distinguished career and inspiring a generation of young creatives. Neil began his academic journey at Bradford School of Art in 2003 when he studied for a National Diploma in Fashion.
Neil progressed to higher education, gaining a first-class BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Photography before being awarded a Master's degree distinction at the renowned London College of Fashion. Neil then embarked on an impressive portrait, fashion, sport, and music photography career.
Over the last 12 years, Neil has photographed some of the most well-known athletes, musicians, and actors of our times, such as Pharrell Williams, Liam Gallagher, Kobe Bryant, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Eric Cantona, Emma Raducanu, and David Beckham.
Bradford College offers higher professional and technical qualifications at degree level for school leavers to mature students returning to education. Find out more at https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/