Students love Bedford

Published on 05 September 2018

News that Bedford has been named the fourth best city in the UK for providing events for students, has been welcomed by Love Bedford, the marketing brand of the BedfordBID organisation which represents the town centre.

The town was ranked fourth out of 30 UK universities for offering the most events per 1,000 students, according to TickX, an events and attractions ticketing website.

TickX highlighted that Bedford offered several live music venues, including the Bedford Corn Exchange as well as lively clubs in the town centre.

The University of Bedfordshire's Bedford campus is also home to The Hub, run by Beds SU, where students can gather enjoy a coffee, play table tennis or watch live sport on the big screen

Beds SU President Kieran Nixon said: “I think it is brilliant that Bedford has been ranked fourth in the country for providing events for students. At Beds SU we pride ourselves in offering entertaining, inclusive and diverse events for all students, and this shows that we are going in the right direction.”

Christina Rowe Director of BedfordBID which promotes events and activities within the BID zone 365 days of the year said: “We have restaurants which offer special deals to students, bars and clubs which welcome the younger crowds and events which are specially aimed at student shoppers. 

“Most vital to the town centre are the 12,000 students and staff from Bedford College and The Bedford Sixth Form. We are promoting the town centre to them at their Freshers’ Fayres next week."


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