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How to become a freelancer
Freelancing is becoming an increasingly popular career path amongst Gen Z and Millennials either as a side hustle or as a full-time job. A freelancer is someone who is self-employed and is usually paid per project without being tied down to one employer in the long term. It offers flexible working hours and the possibility of working in the comfort of one's home, in a cafe or even on a beach on the other side of the world!
International students help contribute millions to regional economy
A new report published by Universities UK International (UUKi), the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways, in collaboration with London Economics, has unveiled the economic benefits that international students bring to Bedfordshire and across the East of England.
Photography students brighten up local hospitals with new exhibit
Students from the University of Bedfordshire have unveiled a new photography exhibit at two local hospitals, aiming to create warm and inviting spaces for patients and staff.
How I cope with assignment deadlines
Assignment deadlines and exams can sometimes make students – like myself – feel worried and anxious. But don’t fret as this is totally normal!
University presents students’ creative talent and growth
Undergraduate and Masters students from the University of Bedfordshire’s School of Arts & Creative Industries have taken part in end-of-year Degree Shows to celebrate their work and showcase their future potential.
Celebrating International Nurses Day 2023
Second year Adult Nursing student, Julian Businge, shares her favourite moments as a student nurse, inspirations and motivations for International Nurses Day, which is celebrated every year on the 12th May.
Get to know our new Chancellor, Sarfraz Manzoor
The University of Bedfordshire is delighted to announce that Sarfraz Manzoor – celebrated author, broadcaster and screenwriter – will be our new Chancellor. Here you can find out more about Sarfraz, his career and what he'll be doing in his new role.
Explore days out in Bedfordshire!
While studying, it’s important to take some time out to unwind, explore new things and discover interesting places on the doorstep of where your campus is. No matter the season, Bedfordshire has some amazing places to visit with friends and family, no matter the occasion!
How to show your support during Ramadan
Originally from India, Basil Irfan moved to the UK to study his Bachelor’s degree at the University and is now studying his Masters in International Business with Aviation Management. He’s spent most of his life (19 years) living in Saudi Arabia where he went to school and shares the difference of Ramadan in the UK compared to other countries. He also shares how you can show your support to other Muslims throughout the holy month.
Spending my first Ramadan in the UK
International student, Samiya Sultana, will be spending her first Ramadan away from her home country in Bangladesh. She is studying Pre-sessional English with MSc Management and is currently living in Luton whilst studying at the University. Samiya shares the support she has had from the University and the places on campus she will be spending her time throughout Ramadan.
Transitioning to University
Although major transitions such as starting at university, moving to a new city or country can be exciting, they can also bring feelings of uncertainty. Transitions can be stressful as they involve adapting to a new environment and lifestyle very different to the one you have been used to. If you are an international student, you may also find the changes in culture, climate and social interactions an additional challenge. Student content creator and first year Creative Writing student shares her experience transitioning to university.
Opinion: International Women's Day - Gender Equity
On Wednesday 8 March 2023 we celebrate International Women's Day! This year theme is #EmbraceEquity which aims to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.