The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years.
We nurture our students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens.
It has approximately 24,000 students, including nearly 3,000 international students. It is spread across four campuses: there are two campuses in Bedfordshire in, and Luton; and two campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury for students studying Nursing and Midwifery, and in Milton Keynes, where business studies, electronic engineering, and telecommunications are taught.
We support our students in all aspects of their life and encourage them to influence the education and services we provide.
With campuses in Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury we welcome students of all ages and backgrounds.
92% of Bedfordshire students who graduated last year have found jobs or are in further study – the highest figure achieved by the University.(Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE)2013 survey).
DLHE 2013 also shows the number of Bedfordshire students who left the University last year and are now in graduate level employment – professional and managerial roles – increased, by over 8% to 73.5%.
Our 11 Research Institutes impact UK and European agendas across health, energy and technology, and social policy.
We won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2013 in recognition of our pioneering research. This is the highest form of national recognition for universities in the UK.
Our research subjects range from organ donation to cyberstalking to smart city development to Parkinson’s disease and much more.
We contribute financially and socially to our local and regional economies.
In 2013 our students gave more than 27,000 hours of volunteering in our local communities. We are a major employer in the region and boost local businesses.