Bedford campus is well organised, there is a shuttle bus which runs every 20/30 mins Monday to Friday from 8 am till 10 pm. It is free for students and stops at the main train station as well as at the main groceries in town centre. There is a lot of fun going on during weekends as well as Wednesdays as it is the student night !
 

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Studying in Luton

The University of Bedfordshire is in Luton... or rather, half of it is in Luton. The other half, as you might have guessed, is in Bedford.

 

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University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is made up of over 20,000 students that come from over 100 countries. The Luton campus is situated right in the town centre and boasts a brand new STEM Building, seven-storey Library and Postgraduate & CPD Centre. There are a huge array of courses available to study and the teaching at the university has been recognised with a Silver award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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Luton Student Life

Luton is a big town but still pretty modest in size so you won’t have any trouble finding your way around. You’ll find it has everything you need for student life plus it can take as little as a 23-minute train journey to get into London. 

Cost of Living

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs in Luton range from £102 - £185 per week; the average is £132 per week. 

Compare the average elsewhere: Norwich: £158/week, Ipswich: £133/week, Northampton: £132/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £12
A pint of beer: £3.75
A regular takeout coffee: £3.32
1L of milk: £1.02
A loaf of white bread: £1.05

Prices are about the same as Norwich but about 18% cheaper than London.

(Source: Numbeo)

 

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Nights Out

For entertainment, there’s a good selection of clubs and pubs in the town, supported by the presence of all the students. There’s a couple of cinemas within a 10-minute walk of campus, and a theatre attached to the town library. Luton used to be famous for hat-making back in the industrial days, and there is a building called the Hat Factory Arts Centre which is now a local event venue.

Public Transport

There is great public transport, Arriva runs a local service and there’s also a shuttle bus for students. Luton is well connected by rail and road to major cities across the UK. If you are looking to fly you will be conveniently located under a 10-minute drive away from London Luton Airport where you can fly to over 30 countries. 

Eating Out

With Luton’s status as a commuter town to London, it has a particularly significant Asian population and this cultural input. This is most visible in the Bury Park area, which is the hub of Luton’s Asian community. It hardly needs to be said that you WILL be getting familiar with the Indian restaurants around here, but visit in the daytime too and check out some of the specialist and independent shops. 

Shopping

As well as all the usual supermarkets around town, The Mall in Luton’s centre houses all of the big brands you’d expect to find. It used to look like a big concrete box from the street, but a recent refurbishment has left the inside and outside a lot more eye-catching. There’s also a large market area indoors, so you can go and ferret out some student bargains on your groceries without having to try and balance your brolly with your shopping bags!

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Days Out

 

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Chilterns

One of Luton’s biggest perks is how close to this amazing countryside (and the hills also mean you have a better chance of snow than everyone else in the area). The Chilterns and their ancient woodlands are easily accessible from Luton even without a car, and within an hour you can be breathing in the fresh air and walking, cycling or trotting your way through some fantastic scenery.

 

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London

The capital of the UK full of cultural attractions, shops, restaurants, clubs… why are you still here? It’s only 30-minutes away, go!

 

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Snozone

Just take a half an hour journey to Snozone in Milton Keynes and you’ll be in the largest indoor real snow resort in England! You can book freestyle passes if you are a pro or book a few ski or snowboard lessons.

Luton Airport

For a bit more than a day out (and if you can make your student budget stretch) you’ve got the whole of Europe accessible via Luton airport, which is just five minutes down the road!

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This is the worst University or learning institution I have been to. My agent had registered and sold me with this University for the MBA program. I went there for the first few days with high hope of getting a positive academic result. However, the teaching quality from the team is unimaginably poor, some of the teachers do not even speak proper Eglish, that leaving all the students with a huge confusion. When I try to ask for academic guides from the team through email, they would not reply for days. On the other hand, the teaching team has a weird marking criteria-they have failed my coursemates who are motivated and engaged with the course but allow other students who opt-out with paying people for writing their essays. This is UNFAIR!!!!! They would also rigorously ask for money because you have failed the unit with a week's notice. Honestly, this is unbearable and unacceptable in the UK education system. When it comes for documents work-the University will not corporate read more

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The University of Bedfordshire...

The University of Bedfordshire main campus is based in Luton. Here, different undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered from four schools and faculties ( Health& Social Science; Education and Sport; Business school; Creative Arts, Technologies and Science). The facilities are great and support students in their learning. In particular, the library, which is opened 24/24h, with its six floors, is the best place to study and focus. Different books, academic journals and learning resources are always available to students. Luton is connected very well with public transportation. In particular, London Luton Airport allows students to fly everywhere in Europe. There are also direct trains that in 20 minutes bring you to Central London. read more

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Bedford campus is well...

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