Research News

Thu 21 July, 2022
Child victims of trafficking share their experiences in new research

A new interim report published today (21st July) by the University of Bedfordshire, Sheffield Hallam University and ECPAT UK has exposed the experiences of young victims of modern slavery, highlighting UK immigration procedures and prolonged social care and criminal justice processes – which many describe as being worse than human trafficking.

Tue 05 July, 2022
Professor helps flourish Forestry England & EcoSikhs partnership

A professor at the University of Bedfordshire has helped to facilitate a new community partnership between environmental organisations EcoSikhs and Forestry England.

Mon 13 June, 2022
Excellence in Research Award retained by Bedfordshire

Following an eight year review, the University of Bedfordshire has retained the HR Excellence in Research Award for its commitment to the long-term career development of researchers.

Mon 30 May, 2022
Academic awarded grant to investigate English communication in HE classrooms

A University of Bedfordshire academic has been awarded a grant of £250,000 to investigate effective English communication in Higher Education.

Wed 18 May, 2022
Researchers find English care system needs to get better at providing safe accommodation and support for care leavers into adulthood

In the first large-scale statistical analysis of young peoples’ exit from the care system (either residential or foster care) at age 16 and over in England, researchers from the University of Bedfordshire found wide variations in pathways and outcomes for young adults leaving care and that more needs to be done to maximise their life chances.

Fri 13 May, 2022
REF results reveal University of Bedfordshire to be world leading in multiple research areas

Research by the University of Bedfordshire has been recognised as world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Thu 12 May, 2022
University of Bedfordshire is celebrated for its world leading research in English

Research carried out by the University of Bedfordshire into English language proficiency and improving methodologies for its assessment has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework as world leading, the highest rating possible.

Thu 28 April, 2022
University’s Green Spaces research recognised in national climate action campaign

A new environmental research study being conducted by academics from the University of Bedfordshire, focussing on access to green spaces, has been highlighted in Made At Uni’s latest campaign, ‘Climate Action’.

Tue 26 April, 2022
Academics help validate new ‘long Covid’ treatment

A team of nutritional scientists, led by a visiting Professor from the University of Bedfordshire, has developed a capsule-form treatment which enhances the recovery of patients experiencing ‘long Covid’.

Thu 21 April, 2022
PhD student highlights ways to encourage regional investment

A PhD student who is researching entrepreneurial finance is set to represent the University of Bedfordshire at an upcoming webinar themed around the future of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

Wed 06 April, 2022
Philharmonia Orchestra to perform on campus

The University of Bedfordshire is set to host a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra based around their Hear & Now project – an award-winning intergenerational community project which has been running for more than ten years.

Tue 29 March, 2022
Academics support local Roma community to enhance antenatal care

A team of public health and maternity care academics from the University of Bedfordshire have collaborated with the Luton Roma Trust in an effort to increase uptake of antenatal care by Roma women in Luton.