College life isn’t all about work – we want you to have a great time too with activities and opportunities to get involved in outside of your studies. That’s why each week our College offers a range of free sports and activities you can sign up for – they’re a great way to have fun with friends you’ve already made, or a chance to make some new ones across the College.

With a focus firmly on fun, you’ll also pick up social and self-development skills along the way and build an impressive CV too. Here’s what’s on offer this year…


Depending on the College campus you’re based at, our sport choices take place in the modern SPRINGS Sports & Leisure Centre at Bedford College, or our fantastic sports facilities at Shuttleworth College. We also benefit from increased funding from Sport England’s Sportivate project to provide a wide variety of sports, health and fitness activities for our students.

This year the sports on offer could include:

  • Badminton Club
  • Basketball
  • Fitness suite
  • Football
  • Gym
  • Handball
  • Rowing (designed for those with Special Educational Needs)
  • Tennis (designed for those with Special Educational Needs)


Develop skills above and beyond your course thanks to interesting clubs and activities that allow you to discuss, debate and share your interests with other students, or practice talents that could help you in your future career or education.

Activities on offer this year could include:

  • Film Society
  • LGBTQ Group
  • Photography Club
  • Student magazine
  • Study Skills sessions
  • Wii Fit


Also on offer is a range of events throughout the year that aim to increase your awareness of issues in your personal life and modern society by giving you the chance to take part in themed activities, workshops and more.

They include…

  • Freshers’ Fair
  • Health & Wellbeing Week
  • Safer Internet Day
  • National Careers Week
  • No Smoking Day
  • Money Skills Week
  • Student Voice Conference
  • Equality & Diversity Week

Residents at Shuttleworth College will also be treated to a number of special occasions, including the Freshers’ Ball and the Summer Ball.

» What would you like to see?

Bedford College & Shuttleworth College: email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk
The Bedford Sixth Form: email studentservices@bedfordsixthform.ac.uk