Established in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university committed to nurturing students to become educated, employable, and entrepreneurial global citizens. The university’s vision lies in building and developing a culture based on collaborating through the sharing of ideas, supported by the appropriate professional and personal development opportunities.
The university is home to a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population of around 25,000 students from over 120 countries and offers over 250 undergraduate programs and 176 Postgraduate programs. A favorite amongst the international student community, over 18% of the total student population of the university comprises of international students.
University of Bedfordshire is spread across four campus at Luton, Bedford, Putteridge Bury and Milton Keynes.
The four faculties at the University of Bedfordshire are, namely, University of Bedfordshire Business School, Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science, Faculty of Education and Sport, and Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.
Research is at the heart of University of Bedfordshire and its pioneering work into child sexual exploitation was named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact. Other notable research conducted includes Home Office funding to undertake work on modern slavery, the policing of cyber-harassment, and developing the world’s first culturally aware robots amongst others.
The university also significantly contributes to the financial and social-economic growth, both regionally and nationally. Apart from pumping over £370m to the economy, partnership with local business to boost skills and productivity through knowledge exchange, skills provision, expertise in research and consultancy are some of the ways by which it actively engages in community development activities.
Distinguished alumni of the university include English former professional footballer Zema Abbey, British radio DJ and television presenter Rickie Haywood-Williams, British Labour Party politician Rachel Louise Hopkins, Novelist Stephen Kelman amongst others.