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University of Bedfordshire

3.8 out of 5 (17 ratings / 15 reviews) Luton, England, United Kingdom
The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years. We nurture our students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens.

Preparation Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Business & Management (6)
Social Sciences (5)
Education & Training (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

The University of Bedfordshire was established in August 2006 by order of the Privy Council, following the merger between the University of Luton and De Montfort University's Bedford campus.

Education

  • University of Bedfordshire Business School
  • Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
  • Faculty of Education & Sport
  • Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
  • Department of Journalism & Communications
  • School of Art & Design
  • Department of Applied Social Studies
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • Department of English Language and Communication
  • Department of Education Studies
  • Department of Media Arts & Production
  • Department of Performing Arts & English
  • Department of Sport Science and Physical Activity
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Department of Teacher Education
  • Department of Clinical Education and Leadership
  • Department of Healthcare Practice
  • Department of Life Sciences

Research

Our 11 Research Institutes impact UK and European agendas across health, energy and technology, and social policy.

We won the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2013 in recognition of our pioneering research. This is the highest form of national recognition for universities in the UK.

Our research subjects range from organ donation to cyberstalking to smart city development to Parkinson's disease and much more.

Career

92% of Bedfordshire students who graduated last year have found jobs or are in further study – the highest figure achieved by the University.(Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE)2013 survey).

DLHE 2013 also shows the number of Bedfordshire students who left the University last year and are now in graduate level employment – professional and managerial roles – increased, by over 8% to 73.5%.

Services

Student services

We support our students in all aspects of their life and encourage them to influence the education and services we provide.

  • Superb facilities across all our subject areas
  • Study skills development
  • Career and job-seeking guidance
  • Volunteer and work experience
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Modern accommodation

Housing services

Enjoy a safe, secure and friendly home from home in our fabulous range of University endorsed student accommodation. With London on Luton and Bedfords doorstep, you can benefit from its cosmopolitan social scene, but for nearly half the price, and with all your bills, Wi-Fi and so much more included. We have a range of rooms on offer from en-suites to study rooms, and all directly on our campuses, or a short walk away.

Library services

There is library provision at 4 of our main Campuses at: Aylesbury, Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Campus

  • You have access to:
  • 9,000+ ebooks
  • 280,000+ books
  • 80,000+ ejournals
  • 1,200+ print journals
  • 80+ databases
  • University past examination papers since 1999
  • examples of dissertations
  • PhD and research masters theses via the University repository

ICT services

Wireless internet access is available throughout the University at each of our campus locations. Our students can also benefit from award-winning social and learning spaces designed with a brighter future in mind. We have invested in professional-quality equipment and resources across all our campuses to offer you the perfect place to study.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Luton campus
  • Bedford campus
  • Milton Keynes campus
  • Aylesbury campus
  • Putteridge Bury campus

Sports facilities

Bedfordshire Bulls is the name for all of the competitive sports teams that represent the University of Bedfordshire, ran by the Students’ Union.Established in 2012, we have over 40 teams and over 500 students competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Leagues, as well as other national competitions and leagues.

Student clubs

At Beds SU we have a society for everyone, whatever your interests, and with the number of societies growing each year there is now more choice than ever. Whether it be making new friends or learning new skills there are endless benefits to joining a society.Societies are created and run by students committees who society members elect on an annual basis. Your membership fees go directly into the Society's account to help develop the Society in whatever way the members think is best: equipment, events, guest speakers, trips - you decide! Throughout the year, there are numerous opportunities for societies to gain extra funding so keep a look out!!

Luton, England, United Kingdom