Beds University is now an official education partner.

Luton Town Football Club and the University of Bed fordshire are pleased to announce the extension of their long-standing partnership, which will see the university become the club’s official education partner.

The new agreement, which will provide students with a range of educational and career development opportunities, builds on the existing relationship between the two institutions which began more than a decade ago.

The partnership between the university and the club provides excellent professional development and work experience opportunities for students studying sports-related courses such as sports and exercise science, sports therapy and rehabilitation , as well as other courses such as business and sports journalism.

The seinclude excursions to the Hatters training ground and tickets to home matches for students enrolled on a selected group of relevant courses such as BSc Football Coaching, giving them an insight into what goes on in the behind the scenes of a Premier League football club.

ChrisBell, Town commercial director, said:

“This is a really exciting time to build on the long and strong relationship between the club and the University of Bed fordshire. » We will be able to provide great experiences for students and staff to develop in a truly unique environment.

We currently have a number of Beds University alumni working for the Club in various areas of the Club.

“As the club continues to grow and develop with Power Court on the horizon, this is the perfect time to deepen our excellent relationship with the University of Bedfordshire.”

Adrian Dutch, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Bedfordshire, said: “We are extremely excited and proud to be working with Luton Town Football Club to deliver this new educational programme, with students at the heart of the partnership.

“As two key institutions locally, the University has had a great relationship with the Club for more than a decade and we look forward to developing this partnership by launching a range of new opportunities and initiatives to enhance the learning experience of students.

“To coincide with the announcement of the new partnership, the University is also launching a new unique MBA in Business Administration (Sport Leadership and Management), offered in collaboration between the School of Sport Science & Physical Activity and the University of Bed fordshire Business School, which will provide further opportunities for students to get involved in the Club and gain valuable industry experience.

The new deal will see the University of Bed fordshire logo appear on the sleeve of training shirts for the men’s, academics and women’s teams and will retain the existing advertising hoardings currently on Kenilworth Road.

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