Our Luton campus is located right in the heart of the town centre boasting our brand-new STEM Building, seven-storey Library and Postgraduate & CPD Centre, as well as an array of fantastic modern facilities to support each of the courses on offer.
These include the Media Arts Centre hosting our broadcast television and digital radio studios, extensive STEM Laboratories & Workshops, a 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 with each course having their own designated areas including the fashion and photography studios.
At the heart of our Luton campus is the Campus Centre where alongside a large lecture theatre and study rooms you can find our Careers Centre, Student Information Desk and other Student Support Services. It is also the place to build your social life, with Café Neo and our Students’ Union in the Metro Bar & Kitchen, home to Starbucks Coffee and a range of tasty food & drink while hosting regular live music, DJ nights and student events.
The Luton Campus Centre holds a wide range of facilities including the main reception, careers centre, the campus gallery space & Café Neo on the ground floor. There's a large central lecture theatre as well as a range of study rooms & breakout spaces on the upper floors.
It's also the place to build your social life with our modern Students’ Union in the Metro Bar & Kitchen; home to tasty food & drink and hosting regular live music, DJ nights and student events.
Opened in Autumn 2019 by Lord Robert Winston our new £40m STEM building is home to hundreds of students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses.
Its cutting edge facilities provides four computer laboratories; workshops for subjects such as automotive engineering, cyber-security and robotics, along with three large teaching labs, and four specialist containment labs.
The University has invested nearly £3m into a new building for Art and Design students.
As well as state-of-the-art fashion equipment, the building boasts a digital studio with laser cutters and 3D printers, a photographic studio and darkroom facilities, numerous workshop areas, dedicated studio spaces and open plan studios.
The Postgraduate & CPD Centre is home to our University's postgraduate courses and continuing professional development (CPD) students from industry.
The new building has an exciting and modern atmosphere with a range of lecture theatres (including two Harvard-style lecture theatres), informal learning spaces, quiet study areas as well as a café and large event venue area on the ground floor.
The modern Luton library at the Luton campus has everything you would expect from a world-class university – and more.
Opened in summer 2016 its seven storeys is a landmark building for the Luton campus, offering students silent-study rooms, group-work areas, presentation-practice rooms and a café.
Luton town is packed full of cultural diversity. It has plenty of bars and restaurants, an 11-screen cinema, bowling lanes, a shopping mall and indoor market, football stadium and other sports facilities, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene based around the Cultural Quarter.
There are excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe. Luton lies just 50km north of London - the capital is only a 30 minute train journey away. In addition, London Luton Airport is only 2.5km from the main Luton campus.
Luton’s surrounding area boasts a wealth of parks and open spaces including ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Downs, Wardown Park and Luton Hoo stately home.
Thameslink and Great Northern services connect Luton with Bedford (25 min), London (34 min to St Pancras International; Farringdon; City Thameslink; Blackfriars; and 50 min to London Bridge), East Croydon (64 min), Gatwick Airport (80 min) and Brighton (2 h).
Thameslink serves Luton's three railway stations - Luton Airport Parkway (for London Luton Airport), Luton (this is the closest to the main, University Square campus) and Leagrave.
Luton has some traffic-free routes for cyclists. The town is on Route 6 of the National Cycle Network. A recent addition is the route which runs parallel with the Luton to Dunstable busway.
On campus there is parking for bicycles outside the Park Street entrance, the Campus Centre and the Postgraduate and CPD Centre.
See www.sustrans.org.uk for more details on cycle routes and maps.
If you are travelling to an Open Day by car, please be aware that the University does not have on-campus parking. Being in a town centre location, there are plenty of public car parks, all within a short walking distance of the Luton campus, which operate by pay and display.