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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 612 comments (173 students)
    • Facilities

      The libraries are ok, but there does seem to be limited resources. Our facilty librarian is very helpful.

      2012, 1st year, Midwifery

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    • Everyday expenses

      I'm quite good at budgeting and been lucky in the sense I get a lot of family support as I am on the minimum maintenance loan...

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      2012, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      I'm quite good at budgeting and been lucky in the sense I get a lot of family support as I am on the minimum maintenance loan (which doesn't even cover cost of halls accommodation). Small tesco in the mall but queues are normally huge! Didn't get a part time job but know a few people managed to get bar work or checkout staff at supermarkets. Text books are very expensive however you can get a bursary even if youre on a high income so that helps. Some transport more expensive than others, book trains in advance to get best offers and use railcard.

      2012, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Poor arrangement of Timetable annually

      2012, 4th year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Everyday expenses

      Good local supermarket such as tesco or Iceland.

      2013, 1st year, Academic Studies In Education (Across Phases)

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    • Accommodation

      I believe there to be a wide range of university accommodation, from recommended agencies to several different options for...

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      2013, 1st year

      Accommodation

      I believe there to be a wide range of university accommodation, from recommended agencies to several different options for halls of residence. Personally I have opted for my own accommodation as I have an idea of areas and what sort of money I can pay. But I have stayed in shared accomodation in Luton and found it very poor standards and little or no support from agencies once you get in there. So watch out.

      2013, 1st year

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    • The downside

      Student union is only focused on drinking and partying. I don't drink and there is very little for me to do or take part in.

      2012, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

66%

MED

Creative

57%

MED

Political

38%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

42%

LOW

Varied union activities

60%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

14,400

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

76%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

29%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

62%

of students are female

Young / Mature

24%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

18%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

67%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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