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Student life

We're dedicated to giving everyone a transformational student experience.

  • Our friendly Student Support teams will be there to help our students, from their first point of contact at our Student Information Desks (SiD) to student money advice, one-to-one mental-health support and guidance, and personal academic tutoring.
  • We are proud of our vibrant, diverse academic community and, with students from over 100 countries, we're also an international community, helping our students to build a global perspective and enrich their understanding of other cultures and communities.
  • We care about the world our students will inherit and we are proud to rank 1st in England in the People & Planet 2022/23 University Green League, putting environmental sustainability at the heart of our planning and actions.

What's it like to live in East of England?
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The East of England is made up of five counties and cities like Luton, Norwich, and Cambridge. Made famous by its namesake university, picturesque Cambridge attracts droves of visitors, with graduates including Stephen Hawking and Emma Thompson.

Branch out and you’ll find Europe’s equivalent to Silicon Valley – Silicon Fen – a burgeoning hub for big tech players and software start-ups.

This corner of England has a star-studded history, too. Iconic movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Shining were shot at Elstree Studios in Essex. Meanwhile, the University of East Anglia served as Avengers HQ in multiple Marvel movies.

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What's it like to live in Luton?
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With a history of making things, and London just 25 minutes away by train, many are sizing up multicultural Luton as the next big trendy area.

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Campus and facilities

We invest in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to get the best out of their time there, and benefit from a cutting-edge learning environment.

Our Luton campus houses our broadcast television and digital radio studios, STEM Laboratories & Workshops, Moot Court, Business Pods, Healthcare Simulation Suites and our Campus Gym. For our Art & Design students we have the Alexon Building - a former fashion house based in the centre of Luton's Cultural Quarter, which contains studio space spanning across three floors including the fashion and photography studios.

At our Bedford campus you can find our Physical Education and Sport Science Centre which was used to train athletes in the 2012 Olympics, Teacher Education Centre, four dance studios, campus gym, our four-storey campus library and a newly refurbished Students' Union social space that holds a variety of student events such as pub quizzes, live music and various themed club nights.

Course locations

Shuttleworth College

Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, SG18 9DX

Emil Dale Academy

60 Wilbury Way, Hitchin, SG4 0TP

Luton Campus

Park Square, Luton, LU1 3JU

Milton Keynes Campus

Saxon Court, 502 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS

Putteridge Bury campus

Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8LE

Bedford College

Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AH

Bedford Campus

Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA

Aylesbury Campus

The University of Bedfordshire Aylesbury Campus, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8AL

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