Our Luton campus is located right in the heart of the town centre. It boasts our brand-new, seven-storey library, Postgraduate and CPD Centre, as well as an array of fantastic modern facilities to support each of the courses on offer at the Luton campus.
There's a Moot Court, Business Pods, sports therapy and science laboratories, an industry-standard TV studio and a gym. For our art and design students we have the Alexon building - a former fashion house based in the centre of Luton's Cultural Quarter, home to the town's thriving arts and culture scene.
At the heart of our Luton campus is the Campus Centre. As well as a large lecture theatre, study rooms and a careers centre, it is also the place to build your social life, with Café Neo and a modern Students’ Union with Metro Bar and Grill, home to Starbucks Coffee and regular live music and DJ nights.
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.
Our Business Pods are specially created teaching spaces designed like modern offices rather than traditional classrooms.
With brainstorming and boardroom areas and an IT suite, they simulate a professional working environment allowing students to work in small groups on real business problems and take a hands-on role in becoming a junior executive.
Set out like a real-life law court, our Moot Court gives aspiring Lawyers a taste of their future career – with a podium, lectern and seating for opposing counsel and up to three judges.
Moots can be recorded with the ability for students to select one of five views of the court and with microphones for judges and counsel. You can play the recordings back through the projection system.
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.
Our £5.5m Media Arts Centre has state-of-the-art facilities for students on our journalism, media and writing degrees.
Facilities include broadcast television and digital radio studios, digital video editing suites, electronic newsrooms, white space studio, multimedia suites, and additional studios for online and design work.
Students can practise sports massage skills and clinical practices on real participants in our laboratories.
Equipped with facilities for physiology, biomechanics and sports therapy, students will gain a taste of industry life to prepare them for employment.
The Aspire Gyms offer a range of affordable membership options giving students exclusive use of a convenient, campus-based fitness facility.
The Luton Gym facilitates state of the art cardiovascular equipment with iPod and iPhone compatibility.
The Aspire Gym at Luton also has an extensive range of fixed resistance machines and a small free weights area.
The Luton site has changing rooms with showers and lockers for members to use.
The new 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 new landmark building for the Luton campus, offering students silent-study rooms, group-work areas, presentation-practice rooms and a café.