University of Bedfordshire

Luton | South East England

Town Campus

Ucas code: B22

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.
Source:University of Bedfordshire Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 501 comments (148 students)
    • The downside

      Societies and maintenance

      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Academic Experience

      Lessons are non-compulsory. So long as you can pass the exams, you won't receive too much trouble for missing up to half of...

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      2013, 3rd year, Computer Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Lessons are non-compulsory. So long as you can pass the exams, you won't receive too much trouble for missing up to half of your lectures. Coursework however must be tracked to ensure you do not miss any. The online blackboard system is terrible. Coordination is lacking as far as staff use is concerned. The exams are somewhat easy if you spend a little time to understand the content. Be warned that missing a basic piece of information may leave you trailing in confusion. Most of the staff are amicable enough to offer assistance if asked.

      2013, 3rd year, Computer Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      Clean and tidy relaxing however they are not big enough and fill quickly

      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The upside

      great enthusiastic lecturers

      2013, 1st year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The lack of support and organisation

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Facilities

      The library is very big, however I found I had to ask for many books to be ordered in due to the very limited number available....

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Biological Sciences

      Facilities

      The library is very big, however I found I had to ask for many books to be ordered in due to the very limited number available. The staff are very friendly and helping. The building is modern, perfect place to study. The labs are modern and big.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Biological Sciences

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

63%

MED

Creative

55%

LOW

Political

38%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

48%

LOW

Varied union activities

53%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

20,320

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

26%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

19%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

26%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

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    Student kitchen

  • Luton campus

    Luton campus

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    Study facilities

  • Women's basketball

    Women's basketball

  • Art student at work

    Art student at work

  • Liberty park accommodation

    Liberty park accommodation

  • Art Exhibition

    Art Exhibition

  • TV production students

    TV production students

  • Students working in business pods

    Students working in business pods

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