What our students say

What our students say

Markus Haag

PhD award in January 2011
Markus Haag

After completing an MA in Intercultural Communication in 2003 and working in higher education in Germany, I returned to the University of Bedfordshire to do a PhD on the impact of personal values on personal knowledge development in online learning environments.

I found that the university aims to integrate its PhD students into the wider world of academia by encouraging students to publish their findings and to present at conferences. The support from all sides - supervisors, library, Research Graduate School, fellow students and colleagues, IT services, etc. - was very good and people were easily approachable.

Maria Obeso

PhD candidate from the University of Cantabria, Spain
Maria Obeso

I was a University of Bedfordshire Visiting Scholar in the Business School from 1st September 2010 to 31st December 2010. The experience was amazing.

First, I had the opportunity to work with my supervisor Dr Elly Philpott. She made contributions to my research with new ideas and approaches; consequently my doctoral thesis was enriched. In addition I could collaborate with my second supervisors, Yanqing Duan and Stephen Perkins, who also made interesting contributions to my research. I also gave a seminar in English where I presented my work to other researchers in my area. They formulated questions and suggestions and hence improved my research.

While I was in the Business School, I shared office with other PhD students.
The climate in the office was very friendly and I could work on my research very comfortably at my desk, with library access and other attractive resources.

The University of Bedfordshire is a diverse and vibrant community that includes more than 3,000 students from all over the world; as a result I had the opportunity to meet new interesting people and to know other cultures and customs. This has been an excellent personal experience. In addition, the University provides free English courses to international students. I enjoyed one of them and I improved my pronunciation with native Professors.

And finally, Luton is a beautiful place. In the town centre there is a big mall with a lot of shops where you can get food, clothing, books and other things. Also in Luton you can find a good cinema, a big library and some beautiful parks. Additionally the city has its own airport and London is just 30 minutes by coach or train.


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