Education & Sport

The majority of our Sport and Education facilities are based at our Bedford campus.


  • Physical Education and Sport Science Centre that was used to train athletes for the 2012 Olympics
  • Human performance laboratory
  • Two fully equipped gyms with movement sensor lighting and a spectator gallery.
  • Two high-quality dance studios
  • Muscle Cellular and Molecular Biology laboratory - the first of its kind in the UK.
  • The town offers a variety of other sporting venues such as the Bedford Athletics Stadium, which has hosted International Athletics meetings


  • We have strong partnerships with schools and colleges - which means we can offer students placements in over 450 schools across the region and, for those studying on both teacher training and education studies courses, the opportunity to undertake a placement in other education settings
  • The sport gyms at our Bedford campus - host frequent events and teaching sessions to children from the local schools, which benefits both the children and the trainee physical education teacher
  • Primary Centre – providing specialist provision for science, art technology and ICT, as well as extensive resources for Primary education
  • Access to the Education Resource Room – home to a host of primary curriculum subject teaching resources


University switchboard
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1234 400 400

Outside office hours
(Campus Watch)
+44 (0)1582 74 39 89



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