University of Bedfordshire
Previously known as the Luton College of Education, the University of Bedfordshire dates back to 1882. It was not until 1992 that the University gained official status and was named the University of Luton. In 2006, the University changed its name to the University of Bedfordshire. The university has 6 campuses across Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and offers courses in a range of disciplines. There are over 13,000 students studying at Bedfordshire and the current Chancellor of the university is John Bercow, the former Speaker of the House of Commons.
The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Bedfordshire.
The University of Bedfordshire is ranked 121 out of 121 by Guardian rankings.
The University of Bedfordshire has a 91% employment rate, after 6 months of graduating.
For UK and EU students, the tuition fees are £9,250. For international students the fees begin at £12,650 and increase to £16,000.
The University has an array of scholarship and bursaries available for undergraduates.
The university has student villages in Luton, Bedford and Bedford Park. In the Luton Student Village, prices begin at £119,50 per week and increase to £139.50 per week for en-suite rooms. In the Bedford Student Village, prices begin at £100 per week and increase to £111 per week, for either standard or en-suite rooms. In the Bedford Polhill Park Student Village prices begin at £109 per week and increase to £129 per week. Once students have received and confirmed their offer at the University of Bedfordshire, they will be welcomed to apply for accommodation. Accommodation is offered on a first come first served basis. Those who are in second and third year may choose to live in private accommodation and use accommodation for students to accompany their search.
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The University of Bedfordshire Students’ Union is the student hub of the university. Its mission statement is ‘Be heard, Be involved, Be entertained and Be Supported’. The work of the Students’ Union is the carry out this mission statement, and to support all students throughout their time at university. The University of Bedfordshire Students’ Union is home to many societies, and there are many opportunities for students to socialise and get to know one another through SU events.
The University of Bedfordshire has been awarded many prestigious awards throughout its history, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for their work in international trade, the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards for outstanding finance teams and the Gold award awarded by Investors in People.
The University of Bedfordshire has been praised by student Jack Poulton, a recent Sports Science & Physical Activity graduate. The University has been commended due to its outstanding support for disabled students and its acknowledgement of the need to support all additional needs. Jack said that this contributed to his overall well-being and academic success and that he would recommend the university to everyone.
"After a hard week in lectures and studying, Luton is a great place to be a student and relax."
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