Whether you’re returning to education after a break, or coming to us straight from school or college, benefit from award-winning advice and support on an individual level…
At Bedford College, we want you to make the most
of your journey with us – which is why we’re
dedicated to providing you with the best advice
and information. Our Student Services team is
proud to hold the Matrix quality standard, awarded
in recognition of the professionalism and quality of
our support and guidance.
As a higher education student at our College you’ll
have a personal tutor to provide expert guidance
with your learning – offering a level of support
that’s hard to find at university. Available to talk in
person or via email and Moodle (our online student
portal), your personal tutor is there to help you
perform at your very best.
Learning Resources Centre
The Learning Resources Centres are the main
study centres for students, with books, journals
and DVDs as well as a wide variety of e-books and
e-resources. Qualified and experienced learning
resources staff are available to give help and advice
on finding all the resources you need, and there
is also a range of helpful information on Moodle’s
learning resources page.
How you feel can have a huge impact on how you
work – at Bedford College, we don’t want your
personal wellbeing to get in the way of achieving
success, so should you ever need to talk to
someone confidentially about issues in your private
or College life we have a dedicated counselling
service where our trained staff are ready to help.
With a constantly changing world of fees and
funding rules for higher education, we know it can
be difficult to understand exactly what financial
support is available to you and how to access it.
Thankfully, our student finance team are on hand
to provide help and advice. Find out more.
Our focus is the same as yours – firmly on your career. From help with applications to information on your job options, our expert careers advisers are available from before you join us, right up until the end of your journey here, providing the impartial guidance you need to make the right choices about your course and future career path.
The Job Shop at Bedford College is exclusive to our
students and works closely with local employers to
provide you with the best employment opportunities.
We can also equip you with the tools you need
for your job search and to succeed in today’s
competitive job market. Find out more.
Small class sizes
Thanks to small class sizes of around just 15
students per class you’ll also benefit from more
face-to-face contact time with our expert tutors.
Additional support is available to students who
receive the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA).
Our dedicated team can provide support and
guidance when applying for DSA and once funding
is confirmed we will work with you to arrange the
support you need. No matter what your individual
learning needs may be, we aim to ensure that the
Bedford College higher education experience is
accessible to you.
Your views matter, so at Bedford College we make
sure they’re heard. Whether it’s becoming a student
governor, student course representative or taking
part in student voice groups that aim to canvas
your opinion, there are plenty of opportunities to
get involved with student life.
If you’re enrolled on a course that’s accredited
by the University of Bedfordshire you’ll also have
access to the Beds Students’ Union (Beds SU) visit
www.bedssu.co.uk to find out about all the
benefits available to you.
If your course is accredited by The University of
Northampton you will automatically be part of
their Students’ Union. To find out more visit: