Activities & enrichment

College life should be a good balance of work and fun. You can sign up for a range of free enrichment activities during your time at Shuttleworth. Most of them take place over lunchtimes, while others are held in the evenings. Some of the activities currently on offer this year include:

  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Photography
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Six Book Challenge
  • Study Skills Session
  • Tennis

Our sport choices take place in our fantastic sports facilities on campus and 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.

Did you know?
Getting involved in any of the activities mentioned here will help to build an impressive CV.


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.

A look at the year’s events – from September to June

  • Freshers’ Fair
  • Freshers’ Ball
  • Health & Wellbeing month
  • Executive Question Time
  • Christmas Ball
  • Safer Internet Day
  • Careers and Money Skills Month
  • National Careers Week
  • No Smoking Day
  • Spring Fling
  • Equality & Diversity month
  • Student Voice Conference
  • Summer Ball
  • Presentation Evening

Here are some photos from our recent Sports Festival at Shuttleworth with other local colleges after a successful bid to Sports England for nearly £50,000 over three years to engage more young people in action-packed activities.

Shuttleworth Sports Festival

Yourspace Online
For more information on life at Shuttleworth College, visit our Student Services website for current College students or email Will Sparrow.


Student Ambassadors

At Bedford College and Shuttleworth College, we work hard to get you involved. Being a Student Ambassador can open up doors that can lead to lots of exciting and rewarding opportunities.

It's mainly a voluntary position and involves you giving up a little of your time to represent and take part in college life. There may also be, from time to time, opportunities to be paid for the time you give.

What's in it for me?
More and more employers, universities and colleges are looking for the qualities and experiences that make you stand out from the crowd. Becoming an Ambassador will do just that.

Not only will you meet new people, make new friends and experience new things, but you will develop a number of transferable employability skills that you can use in your career or to get a place at university. These will be identified and presented to you on a certificate of achievement and look great on a CV or job application. We will also provide you with any training or support you need to undertake. Oh, and you also get a free t-shirt too!

What are we looking for?
We are looking for passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic students who enjoy what they do at college or can see ways of making things better.

Ambassadors need to be friendly and polite and have a welcoming manner. You will be provided with a t-shirt and given any information that you might need to undertake the role. If you would like to find out more or like the look of any of the opportunities listed below, don't hesitate to contact us!

Find out more
Email us at or ring us on 01234 291750.

Student Voice

Student reps are selected in each class or group to:

  • consult your fellow students on course matters and report back to the course manager
  • attend course team meetings to represent the views of your group and raise any relevant issues
  • attend focus groups with your Centre Director, Head of Department or Student Services
  • attend student rep meetings with the Principal.

Student Voice Group

Each year students nominate members for the Student Voice Group, which is run for students, by students, and is supported by Student Services.

The Student Voice Group aims to:

  • improve student life at Bedford College
  • gives students a voice in the running of the College
  • organise fun and fund-raising activities
  • represent your interests on College committees such as the Safety Committee or Board of Governors