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University of Bedfordshire
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The University of Bedfordshire is the largest higher education institution in the county, providing excellent opportunities for more people to access top quality higher education. We work closely with employers on our curriculum, while forging close links with UK companies to provide a broad range of training and accredited industry programmes.

With large campuses in Luton and Bedford, the University is the single, major provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education in Bedfordshire.

Mission statement

The University is determined to establish an excellent reputation for high-quality and vocational distinctiveness, and is committed to:

  • providing innovative opportunities to participate in higher education for all those able to benefit;
  • giving a strong regional presence, consistent with the lifelong learning needs of individuals, groups and employers within a socially diverse community;
  • helping all our students and staff to attain their full potential.

Quality teaching

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  • Top for teaching among new universities in 2003 and 2004, according to The Sunday Times
  • Initial Teacher Training courses awarded highest grade – Grade One – by Ofsted
  • £3.3m Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • Seven ‘excellent’ scores from the Quality Assurance Agency
  • Nursing degree course is in the top 50 of all courses in the country according to the Guardian and based on the results of the 2005 and 2006 National Student Surveys
  • Teaching enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities including an £8m PE and Sport Science Centre and £5.5m Media Arts Centre

Employment and business-focused

  • Close links forged with more than 5,000 UK companies including easyJet, Interbrew, the BBC and AstraZeneca
  • £160m annual contribution to the local economy
  • Many courses accredited by professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
  • 100 per cent graduate employment rate for most teacher training courses
  • Careers Service commended by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) for incorporating skills into degree courses to make students more employable

Friendly and supportive

  • Two staff members awarded National Teaching awards for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning
  • Personal tutors and comprehensive academic support for every student
  • One of the most generous bursary and financial support packages in the country

Development beyond the curriculum

  • Excellent local volunteering opportunities to enhance students’ skills
  • Opportunities for studying abroad for a year in Europe, Canada, Japan or the US
  • Personal Development Planning helps students recognise and build on their strengths
  • Knowledge Hub inspires budding entrepreneurs by running innovation competitions and giving free lectures by successful entrepreneurs

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Applied research

  • Award-winning researchers in areas such as Climate Change and Applicable Computing
  • Leading experts in areas of national and international interest, including Organ Donation and Human Trafficking
  • Research underpins all undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Staff have authored or co-authored an impressive number of books and journals


  • 16,000 students
  • 100+ countries represented
  • 1,200 staff
  • 1,700 study bedrooms, 500 of which are en-suite
  • 45 per cent of students aged over 24 years
  • 3 campuses in Luton and Bedford
  • 6 Research Institutes
  • £60m invested in facilities

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