At the University of Bedfordshire, we attract the kind of students organisations compete to employ. We are proud of our student body – an international network of creative self-starters from over 100 countries.
Our links with over 3,000 organisations provide unrivalled opportunities for our students to acquire practical workplace skills, helping us to equip students with a balance of critical and creative thinking they can use to not only find employment but build careers. We are extremely proud to offer the largest portfolio of apprenticeships in the region.
Our teaching is of a very high quality. In the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, the national exercise for judging university teaching quality, we were awarded “silver”. This represents the clear judgement that teaching at the University consistently and significantly exceeds the standard expected in UK higher education.
We are a local university with a global network of partnerships across the UK, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and East Asia. We make a significant annual contribution to the Luton and Bedfordshire community, providing value to business through support to access funding opportunities, comprehensive accredited CPD provision and bespoke consultancy.
Our research is rooted in real-world problems in industry and public services, with particular strengths in health; environmental science; computer science; business, management and law; social work and social policy; education; sport and exercise science; leisure and tourism; English language and literature, music, drama and performing arts and media and communication. Almost half of our research has been judged internationally excellent or world-leading in the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework.
We are committed to investment in the infrastructure and cultural life of Luton, from the refurbished Alexon building at the gateway to Luton’s creative quarter, to our new and award winning £46m university library.
We have invested £37m into a brand new building dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning and research. The new building, supported by a host of new courses tailored to the skills needs of local employers, will open in September 2019.