Very horrible, I regret making this choice, I am consciously aware every time that I’m an international student. We are not treated with respect as local students even though we pay higher fees
No effort from staff to improve employability of international students, not enough supportive staff
Some lecturers are professional, most are not. Different information by different lecturers, poor co-ordination, some lecturers deliveries are poor and indirectly offensive to international students especially in the MBA with placement course which I opted in for, no sympathy whatsoever with students difficulties
Very poor support for international students, threatening emails to international students especially when fee payments are late and with no attendance record. Institutionalised racism perceived, more of a business that a tertiary institution
I shall be transferring away from this university at the end of this year. I would suggest looking at other universities if you have the choice. All my friends at uni are moving away from this uni, particularly the mature students, like I am. At the end of every day you spend there you feel like the life and soul has been sucked out of you. I started off by getting involved with as many clubs/societies as I could and realised after no time at all that they just don't function and that everyone suffers from some kind of malaise at the university. It doesn't matter how much you try and smile and participate, no-one else does, so you end up wondering why you bother. The younger students talk throughout lectures and are only interested in their mobile phones and maybe because of this the lecturers have lost the will to be engaged with the students. Whatever, the experience is particularly sad and unpleasant and considering the amount of money I've borrowed to go to uni as a mature student, I cannot reconcile myself to sticking it out. There are one or two fabulous lecturers and tutors who try so hard and who I'd choose to be taught by, but they are in the minimum, I'm afraid. Which is a great shame.
I'm not aware of them doing anything of the sort
Death by powerpoint by some lecturers who clearly don't like lecturing. Conversely some lecturers are passionate. But the bad ones outweigh the good. So few contact hours and most students there appear to not be interested in collaborative work or listening to the tutors.
Absolute waste of space. Haven't got a clue how to support students. Really poor.
Disabled facilities atrocious. Broken lifts, toilets too small for wheelchairs, PCs in class rooms ancient and running on Windows 7
Put it this way, it's always nice to drive away from it at the end of the day
Thought it would be worth while getting involved with a club but the SU don't know how to manage them so you wait all semester for someone to NOT get in touch to tell you that the club doesn't have a managing committee. And then they keep your joining fee.
If you're lucky you get an hour twice a year with your personal academic tutor. Each subject/unit tutor will have an hour open office time a week so you have to fight to see them, but if you're in another lecture you're stuffed. Other than that you're on your own.
My experience has been excellent so far. I am really enjoying my course, which gave me the opportunity to study different subject area. It is very practice-based. and it offers students the opportunity to engage in interesting seminars. The University is very international and I could work with classmates coming from over the world. I had many opportunities while studying at Beds, including the possibility to take part in the Go Global International Project in China.
The University of Bedfordshire has a career and employability service that is very helpful for students. It offers support with CV and job interviews preparation and it helps students in finding internship or placement year. It also organizes different events and workshops with prospective employers to help students find their future jobs. The University offers free employability units such as Public Speaking, Networking and Languages classes to boost your cv and graduate as a professional.
I am really enjoying my course, which gave me the opportunity to study different subject area, including strategy, human resource management, finance, operations and marketing. It provided me with the opportunity to collaborate and work with colleagues coming from over the world. The course is very practice-based and it offers students the opportunity to engage in interesting seminars and workshops. Lastly, there are a lot of group-work activities where you can boost your skills.
You can be involved in several extra-curriculum activities and the Student Union organises a very wide range of events during the week, including quiz nights and karaoke. It is very easy to get to know other students since the campus is relatively small. You can also join one of the existing societies or set up your own. There are also sport programmes such as "Get Active" and you have the possibility to join the University sports team.
This student accommodation is very comfortable, clean and located directly on campus. There is a very nice common area with a Ping Pong and Pool table, Tv to watch any sport events and other social areas where it is very easy to get to know other students. The structure is very safe and there is always a member of staff or security during night to assist you with any issues. A free gym membership is available for all students living here and free wi-fi is available in the structure. The town centre is very close.
The facilities are great and support students in their learning. In particular, the library is opened 24/24 during the Academic year, which offers the possibility to consult many different books and has a completely silence floor to help students focusing on their assignments. There are also other learning hubs and group study areas where students can go to study and use computers. The Gateway Building is new and classrooms are always tidy and welcoming.
Bedford is a very nice and dynamic city- perfect for University students as it has everything. There are many restaurants offering different cuisines; shops and a shopping mall. Furthermore, there are many parks where you can go for a run or play some sports. The embankment area is very nice and there are always events going on. If you are travelling from outside Bedford , you might find very helpful the free-shuttle bus offered by the University that connects the town centre and train station.
Students can be involved in many different societies( including sports, volunteering or languages). Furthermore, you have the opportunity to set up your own society and receive support from the Student Union to run it. At the same time, you can join one of the University sport teams ( including football, tennis, rugby etc..) You can also join the "Get Active" programme, which offers students the opportunity to practice different sports during the week and get to know other students with same interests.
Students can access the Student Information Desk (SID), which is opened Monday- Friday from 9am to 5 pm. It is your first point of contact for any question or problem and the team is always available to support and advice you. There is also a Student Support office which is always available to help students together with Pastoral Support. Tutors are very friendly and always available to assist student during their learning journeys.
My experience at University of Bedfordshire has been excellent so far. I am a final year student and I can say that this University offers many opportunities to growth personally and professionally.
The university offers a wide range of services and options available in order to improve interpersonal skills and be ready for the next step. There are divers extra-curriculum units and I suggest them as resulted important in my experience at this university. I am registered with the careers department and they regularly email me vacancies in relevant roles, also internship and other opportunities.
The best aspect of my course is the design. In more details during a seminar there is the opportunity to practice the theories and models previously presented in the lecture. Only in one occasion the information about the timetable was delayed and it does not help students who have to travel from other countries. However, it only happened once.
I do not get involved so much because I am very busy studying and working out of uni. As I heard from my classmates it seems to be cool and there are many interesting activities proposed. However, I hope to find the time and to get involved with the Students Union very soon.
The facilities are well organised, especially the library which is open 24 hours 7 days. It is full of helpful resources, there is a silent floor where I went to prepare assignments and exams. The uni also offers various sport spaces including futsal, football, table tennis, pool etc etc.
The city has many parks and open spaces to relax as well as pubs and clubs. Personally, I think that the city life is more active day time during the week. However, during weekends and Wednesdays (students night) there are also interesting events and parties. Finally, it is important to know that London is only 40 mins away by train.
Since I started my course, I have been supported and motivated to do my best. It is important to have a good class representative as he/she will be constantly in contact with academics. The tutor has always been available when needed. Overall, feedbacks are provided on time. The Student Information Desk is a point of reference for any queries, it has been very helpful.
It has been an amazing experience, very helpful staff and people
Lots of sources available to help find the perfect job for you
Teaching staff is very patient and helpful
Very helpful and friendly provides all kinds of support
It was not very bad
Not very safe but not as bad
Many student supports are available which are very useful
It is good
They are good at teaching. They explain and it is understandable what they are teaching
Tree house - There are many activities - making staff and also free food.
I feel my time at uni so far has been very good
Course facilities are good
The practicals and how its done amazing
A lot of support nice people
Ill know once I am employed innit
Labs are fun and useful
Never had to interact with them so I do not really know
Not many options
I like my lecture
not many options
Not many options