How to Access Your Student Email Account

As soon as you have fully registered at the University, you will have your own University email account. Please familiarise yourself with how to access this, as University staff will use this account to keep in contact with you.

You should also use this account to contact your teachers and support services, so that we can easily verify that it is you sending us the email.

Access via MyBedsLife

If you have downloaded the MyBedsLife app, you can access your inbox and calendar, and compose new messages from within the app.

Access via a web browser

You can also access Outlook on the web by visiting outlook.beds.ac.uk.

What is my email address?

Your email address will normally take the format firstname.lastname@study.beds.ac.uk.

You can find out what your email address is once you have logged into Outlook. When you’re in, click/tap the circle in the top right corner of the page.

Further help with Outlook

If you need further help with using Outlook, go to the Microsoft website which has a series of help guide videos on various topics.

Getting to Know BREO, Your Virtual Learning Environment

Many students tell us they log in to BREO every day during their studies to check for information and updates.

BREO stands for Bedfordshire Resources for Education Online and it is a collection of online tools to help and support students with their studies. You will find information about your teaching team, links to live online sessions, lecture slides and videos, your reading lists, assessment information and much more.

In Summer 2020 we upgraded the system to BREO Ultra to provide a better user experience for our students. Watch this quick introduction to find your way around.

Once you have completed registration and received the login details via email (they are not the same as e:Vision), you will have access to a specific ‘welcome’ area in the units or organisations tab as well as information about the unit(s) you are about to begin.

There is also a ‘BREO Ultra Support’ unit to guide you on how to get the most out of online learning and the tools that will be used during your course. Do make time to take a look around!

If you have any problems logging in or finding information about your course, please contact the Student Information Desk on sid@beds.ac.uk and we will help resolve the issue.

Where to Find Your Registration & Course Information

In the run-up to starting university, you need to make sure you have registered and have all the information you need. Please find below all the information links, and if you have any queries or issues, please click the chat in the right-hand corner of the University of Bedfordshire website.  


Registration

This year some students will be able to do remote registration (online), and some courses require face-to-face registration (Nursing, Social Work and Teaching courses). To find out how to register, please click the button below. 


Course Inductions

During Welcome Week (w/b 20th September) and prior to your course timetable starting (w/b 27th September) you will have a Course Induction led by your Course Coordinator and your course team.

These inductions are a vital part of getting ready for your academic studies at the university; they will usually be on campus and a day in length.

Details of when and where your Course Induction will be can be found on the University’s website.


Reading Lists

To find out what books you are going to need for your course, please click the button below and type in your course or unit name. 


International Students Guide

If you are an international student, please click the button below for all the information you need about getting to campus and life at the University of Bedfordshire. 

If you have any issues logging in or finding information on BREO, please report them to the Student Information Desk on sid@beds.ac.uk.

Free On-Campus Wi-Fi: Connect to Eduroam

The University of Bedfordshire uses the Eduroam Wi-Fi service. Once you have connected to our network, you can gain access to free Wi-Fi at other Universities that also use Eduroam.

Get Connected

Find instructions on how to get connected at the University of Bedfordshire. 

Our networks in London and Birmingham are slightly different. Here you will need to visit the Student Information Desk on campus to obtain a Wi-Fi password.

If you have any issues with connecting, please seek support from the Student Information Desk.

Find My Campus: Addresses for University of Bedfordshire Sites

The University of Bedfordshire’s reach spreads far beyond the borders of Bedfordshire. In fact, as strange as it may seem, a majority of our campus centres are outside Bedfordshire.

This year, the University is aiming to provide some in-person lectures on some campuses, so it will be useful to make a note of your campus centre now in case you need to go in.


University of Bedfordshire Campus Addresses

Below, you’ll find the addresses of the University of Bedfordshire’s campus centres, along with a link that’ll take you directly to Google Maps. Here, you’ll be able to save the location for your future reference.

Luton Campus

Address: Vicarage St, Luton LU1 3JU
Save to Google Maps

Bedford Campus

Address: Polhill Avenue, Bedford MK41 9EA
Save to Google Maps

Milton Keynes Campus

Address: Exchange House, Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2UB
Save to Google Maps

Aylesbury Campus

Address: Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL
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LSC London (University of Bedfordshire)

Address: Chaucer House, White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX
Save to Google Maps

LSC Birmingham (University of Bedfordshire)

Address: McLaren Building, 17th Floor, 46 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LR
Save to Google Maps

Putteridge Bury

Address: Hitchin Rd, Luton LU2 8LE
Save to Google Maps

Emil Dale

Address: 60 Wilbury Way, Hitchin SG4 0TA
Save to Google Maps

Arthur Mellows Village College

Address: Helpston Rd, Peterborough PE6 7JX
Save to Google Maps

Student Information Desk – Accessible 24/7

The Student Information Desk – known as SiD – is available to help all students with any queries. If the SiD Team are not able to resolve your enquiry, they will know exactly who can!


SiD is available to help all students with any queries

How to get in touch

As a first step, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions on the SiD website, as there might be a simple and immediate answer to your enquiry.

If you can’t find the answer, log an enquiry and it will be sent straight through to the team. You can find out more about the services SiD offers on our website.

You can also contact the Student Information Desk directly by phone (from within the UK) on: 

0300 300 0042

If you prefer to email your enquiry, you can contact the team based at your campus using the following addresses:

Luton, Bedford & Aylesbury

Birmingham Campus

Milton Keynes Campus

The SiD Team aim to respond within two working days, but please bear in mind it can take a little longer at peak times of the year. 

Your Library: Discover a Wealth of Information Resources

You’ll find a wealth of online information resources provided by the University of Bedfordshire Library for when you are studying remotely. Your reading lists will guide you to what your tutors suggest you read, but there is a lot more out there, both in the library collection and elsewhere.  

To help guide you through the library collection, you can read the Subject Guide for your course.


Search the Library Collection

The resource discovery tool (called DISCOVER) will open up the library collection for you and lead you into finding ebooks and journal articles to supplement your reading list recommendations.

You’ll learn how to use all of these tools and resources as part of your course. Additionally, you’ll be introduced to the Study Hub teams who will be available to support you in finding and using information.


Are you a student at the London School of Commerce?

If you’re studying at the London School of Commerce, we have specific information for you on how you can access Library resources.


Come and visit us

When you do visit the campus where your course is being taught, come and see the library.  You’ll find PC’s, printers and study spaces that provide both group work and silent areas. There are also printed versions of your textbooks and staff on-hand to help you find what you’re looking for.


Find out more

The Library homepage (LRWeb) explains all the services and resources the Library has to offer you throughout your time at the University.  You’ll find information on opening hours, how to use the library, where to get help and guidance, who can help you develop essential study skills and tackle IT problems.

The following links will help you to get ready for using the library: