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 !
By Member 456 On 4th March 19
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.
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 the bigger town compared to Bradford, but if you’re not that into city life you don’t have to panic - it’s 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 quick as a 23-minute train journey to get into London.
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs are on average £133 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Norwich: £163/week, Ipswich: £134/week, Northampton: £133/week.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) in August 2020, as listed on StudentCrowd)
The average price for:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £12.00
A pint of beer: £3.75
A regular takeout coffee: £3.32
1L of milk: £1.00
A loaf of white bread: £1.13
Prices are about 7% higher than equivalent costs in Norwich and about 11% higher than Ipswich.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
The capital of the UK full of cultural attractions, shops, restaurants, clubs… why are you still here? It’s only 30-minutes away, go!
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.
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...
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
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
Bedford campus is well...
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 ! read more
The University offers...
The University offers two different types of accommodation at the Bedford Campus: Liberty Living and Student Village (more specific information can be found on the University website/accommodation), which have different prices. Both accommodation are located directly on campus, which give you the opportunity to access all the University facilities at any time. If you are travelling from outside Bedford , you might find very helpful the free-shuttle bus offered by the University. It runs every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday and connects the University with the town centre and train station. Bedford is a very nice city to live. In fact, there are many restaurants ( Italian, Indian, Chinese…), coffe bar, pubs and shopping center. The town is surrounded by many parks and the riverside area is perfect for spending some time out. read more