Our facilities

Bedford

Dedicated higher education spaces

Accessible exclusively for our higher education students, these spaces on campus enable you to study and relax with minimal distraction. Our higher education student space has tea and coffee making facilities, comfortable chairs and a separate meeting room.

Learning Resources Centre (LRC)

Learning Resources Centre

Our modern LRC is the place for you to spend time studying outside of classes, with spaces for both individual and group study and over 30,000 resources including books, journals, DVDs and more to support your learning. You can also access computers including PCs, Macs and netbooks, or make use of our free WiFi. Plus, when you’re not on-site you can access online library services from wherever you are 24/7 through Moodle – our online student portal.

Industry-class workshops

Workshops

Choosing one of our Engineering or Construction courses means you’ll get the chance to hone technical skills in real-life working environments, getting your hands on modern engineering machinery and some of the most advanced renewable technologies equipment in the UK.

Construction workshops

You will find:

  • Brickwork workshops
  • Carpentry workshops
  • Painting & Decorating workshops
  • Tiling workshop
  • Electrical Installation workshops

Engineering workshops

You will find:

  • Two mechanical workshops 
  • One aerospace workshop
  • Three electronic labs
  • Two pneumatic and hydraulics labs
  • One CAD lab (computer-aided design)
  • 1 PLC lab (programmable logic controller - a digital computer used for automation)

Yourspace Common Room

Yourspace is available for students to relax, eat, join in with clubs and sports, and find out about what’s going on outside of academic work.  It’s also a great place to meet new friends on different courses, as it is a communal space for all students on campus.

You will find:

  • Lots of space to sit and eat
  • Meeting room
  • Kitchen with microwave and kettle
  • Table tennis
  • TV and a Wii
  • Wellbeing Zone with information about physical, emotional and sexual health, and someone to talk to if you want to find out more.

South Bank Arts Centre

South Bank Arts Centre

If you’re taking an Art & Design or Performing Arts, Music Technology & Media course you’ll benefit from industry standard technology including media and music suites, a theatre, TV studios, editing suite and a graphic design studio with Macs. Our £6 million arts centre also hosts a regular programme of exciting events, exhibitions and performances for all students. Check it out online at www.southbankarts.com

Studio Theatre

Our spacious, state of the art Studio Theatre at Cauldwell Street has hosted numerous performances.

You will find:

  • Retractable seating
  • Technical lighting
  • Professional sound system and digital mixing desks
Recording Studio

We have two professional recording studios.

You will find:

  • 24 channel mixing desk
  • An array of high-end outboard pre-amps and effects
  • A wide-ranging palette of microphones able to accurately capture your performance in the acoustically treated live rooms

Edit Suite

We have two professional recording studios.

You will find:

  • 24 channel mixing desk
  • An array of high-end outboard pre-amps and effects
  • A wide-ranging palette of microphones able to accurately capture your performance in the acoustically treated live rooms
TV Studio

Our TV studio is a spacious, professional environment in which to rehearse and shoot.

You will find:  

  • Three independent curtains for black, white or green backdrops.
  • Dimmer-controlled lighting grid installed on fixed ceiling bars
Dance Studios

The dance studio at Cauldwell Street is a beautifully light and airy space. The smaller Arena Studio nearby is perfect for tap dancing and other activities.

 

You will find:

  • Floor to ceiling mirrors
  • Ballet bars
  • Sprung floor
  • Changing rooms nearby

Springs Sports & Leisure Centre

Springs

Sport students can explore their studies at our modern £2.5 million sports centre, which is also available for all students – so you can hit the gym at our fully equipped fitness studio, work up a sweat in a dance fitness class, or play some team sports in our full-sized sports hall.

You will find:

  • Changing rooms with showers
  • Gym
  • Full-sized sports hall

25 Restaurant

25 Restaurant

Our Hospitality & Catering students plan, prepare and serve lunch and dinner to students, staff and members of the public in our working kitchen and restaurant.

You will find:

  • Working kitchens
  • AA Rosette awarded restaurant
Find out more and see what’s on the menu at: www.25restaurant.co.uk

Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon

Our modern working commercial salon on Bedford High Street is home to our Hair & Beauty students, where they provide treatments to paying customers.

You will find:

  • Extensive hairdressing facilities
  • Several treatment areas with therapy beds
  • Nail bar
  • Large reception area

Visit: www.brooksspa.com to find out more and treat yourself to your own pamper session.

Margaret Stansfield Building

This beautiful new £2 million building opened in 2015 and provides a specialist environment for students aged 16+ with learning difficulties and disabilities.

You will find:

  • Good sized classrooms
  • An independent living flat and kitchen, which support the development of independence skills

Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre

Our City & Guilds and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) approved training centre based in Kempston, will provide you with some of the most advanced equipment in the UK.

You will find:

  • Solar panels
  • Photovoltaic (PV) panels
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Dimplex ground source
  • Heat and air pumps
  • Unvented hot water systems
  • Classrooms
  • Student common room 

Vehicle Technology Centre

Also based in Kempston, our dedicated automotive training facility is the ultimate environment for a budding mechanic.

You will find:

  • Engine and repair bays
  • Paint mix and spray rooms
  • Body repair area
  • Classrooms
  • Student common room 

Munch & Mocha – Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Munch & Mocha

Catch up with friends over a relaxing coffee, savour a delicious lunch or grab a snack when you’re on the go – Munch & Mocha serves a wide range of hot and cold food, including meals, lighter bites and vegetarian options.

You will find:

  • Coffee shop serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and savoury snacks
  • Restaurant serving hot food all day
  • Plenty of seating 

Dedicated Higher Education Centre

Information Centre Shuttleworth

New for 2016 this is the perfect place for our higher education students to study and relax.

You will find:

  • Computers
  • Lockers
  • Comfy chairs
  • Kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities 

Learning Resources Centre (LRC)

Shuttleworth College Learning Resources Centre

The LRC is a great place to study outside of classes and perfect if you need to get a project finished, or meet classmates for some group study.

You will find:

  • Quiet and group study areas
  • Computers
  • A wide range of specialist books, journals and e-resources in the well-stocked library

Information Learning Technology (ILT)

Shuttleworth College ILT

Boost your studies at our ILT suites.

You will find:

  • PCs with the latest software
  • Free WiFi
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities
  • Digital and video cameras to document your animal observations.

Animal Unit

Shuttleworth College Animal Unit

As an Animal Sciences student you'll benefit from practical access to a variety of animals and exotic species at our award-winning animal centre.

You will find:

  • A wide range of species including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals and exotic animals.
  • Purpose built humidity room and a tropical biospheres for our tropical rainforest species

Kingshill Farm

Kingshill Farm at Shuttleworth College

Shuttleworth College students in a barn

Kingshill Farm is the College's working farm and estate.

Fish farm and lakes

You'll find our reservoirs and lakes stocked with bream, carp, perch, pike, roach, rudd, tench, catfish and trout. 

Equine Centre

Equine Centre

Our British Horse Society (BHS)-accredited equine centre is nearby at Mount Pleasant.

You will find:

  • Purpose built stabling
  • Two indoor arenas
  • Classrooms
  • Student rest room

Sports

Sport 2017 Shuttleworth

No matter what your sport of choice we’ve got excellent facilities for many sports and outdoor activities.

You will find:

  • Sports hall
  • Pool table
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Pitches for outdoor sports

Munch & Mocha - Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Munch & Mocha restaurant and cafe at Shuttleworth College

Catch up with friends over a relaxing coffee, savour a delicious lunch or grab a snack when you’re on the go – Munch & Mocha serves a wide range of hot and cold food, including meals, lighter bites and vegetarian options.

You will find:

  • Coffee shop serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and savoury snacks
  • Restaurant serving hot food all day
  • Plenty of seating 

Accommodation

Shuttleworth College accommodation

If travelling to Shuttleworth College is difficult for you, we may be able to offer you a place in our halls of residence, based on site.

You will get:

  • You own single study bedroom
  • A modern common room with comfy chairs, sofas and a TV
  • Kitchen facilities

Car parking & transport

Shuttleworth College benefits from ample free parking on site if you are travelling by car. We also provide a comprehensive bus service from local towns and villages, depending on demand. Find out where we stop.

 

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