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.
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.
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%.
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We support our students in all aspects of their life and encourage them to influence the education and services we provide.
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.
There is library provision at 4 of our main Campuses at: Aylesbury, Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Campus
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.
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.
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!!
The university facilities are very good, the library was my favourite place to be during terms. The whole experience was good. My course was relatively new so there was a bit of disorganization from a structural point of view, but I learnt a lot and there are a lot of resources to learn at the fullest. Overall the University is a good one, but again more organization is...
It was a good experience, discovering new culture and different style of education system. When coming to a new country, you will face a cultural shock, however, this helps you build strong personality and the way they teach you at the university gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills.
Good overall experience, lots of thought put into each lesson from the lecturers. Also a lot of out of hours help.