Bedford Blues and University of Bedfordshire announce new education partnership

Martyn Morris of the University of Bedfordshire and Blues Director of RUgby, Mike Rayer Image: UoB

The town’s premier sporting club, Bedford Blues and the University of Bedfordshire have announced on an expansion of their already successful Higher Education Partnership.

Earlier this week, the University and Bedford Blues confirmed a “renewed commitment” where students will be able to undertake work experience at Bedford Blues for the purposes of observing training sessions and creating new content.

As well as the new learning opportunities, there are also chances for students to win a £500 prize awarded annually in collaboration between the University and Bedford Blues.

As well as the advertising boards that surround the pitch advertising the University, which will remain, the students will also have the opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes understanding into the experiences of the Club’s athletes and commercial team.

Bedford Blues and University of Bedfordshire expand on their already firm commitment Image: UoB

Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Bedfordshire, Adrian Dutch, commented, “Preparing our students for their post-study career is at the very heart of what we do, from the design of our curriculum to our world class facilities and the opportunities we provide for real world experience.

“We are very excited to announce this expansion of our long-standing partnership with Bedford Blues that will help to support this.”

“We have enjoyed a great relationship with the Club for many years and look forward to strengthening our shared goals through a range of new and exciting opportunities for our students.”

Gareth Alred, Chief Operating Officer at Bedford Blues, added, “As two prominent institutions in our community, we’re extremely excited to extend our long-term partnership with the University of Bedfordshire.

“Their commitment to enhancing student experience, and taking a student-centric approach to their partnerships, makes them a fantastic University to work with.”

Bedford Blues are back in action this Saturday as they host Nottingham at Goldington Road. Tickets can still be bought for the clash here.