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Buckinghamshire New University

Bucks New University has invested more than £100 million to create an inspiring and well-equipped university, transforming lives through employment-focused and skills-based teaching. Well established in specialist fields such as nursing, aviation, sport, art and design, it is split across three campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury – each located close to London.

Urban
Urban

In a town

Suburban
Suburban

On the outskirts of a city or town

Rural
Rural

In or close to the countryside

Collegiate
Collegiate

The university is composed of individual colleges

Campus
Campus

The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Specialist
Specialist

Specialises in a single subject area, or a small range of subjects

UCAS Code: B94

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    111
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.97 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.19 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.09 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    62.1 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    16.0
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,926
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    429
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    56.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    76.2 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 89%
  • Postgraduate 11%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%

Where students come from

  • UK 91%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Library

  • There are four floors of books, journals and computer suites in the Gateway building in High Wycombe, while Uxbridge has a specialist library for health and nursing students.
  • Digital Reading Lists give students access to essential and recommended texts and resources. Electronic resources are available 24/7, with access to e-books, e-journals and online databases at a time and location convenient for students. The university's academic research can be accessed from the Bucks Knowledge Archive.
  • There are flexible study areas in both libraries, providing quiet places to study; and laptops are available for loan.

Student jobs

  • With three campuses based in large towns, there are a variety of part-time employment opportunities right on the doorstep.
  • The university also offers opportunities for employment as student ambassadors, through Students' Union roles and by working with local employers to advertise roles to students.

Careers advice

  • The university's goal is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, there is support to build students' independence as learners, their discipline expertise, their professionalism, their awareness of themselves and others, and their confidence and efficacy.
  • A dedicated team of careers and employment specialists work in partnership with academic colleagues, employers and the Students' Union to prepare students for the world of work and guide their career management.
  • The university provides opportunities for employability, enterprise and leadership development in a range of extra-curricular activities, along with work-related learning within academic courses. 

Health services

  • The Student Centre at High Wycombe and Uxbridge is a one-stop shop for information, advice and guidance. The Students' Union's Advice Centre also provides independent and confidential advice on a range of areas, including health.

Counselling services

  • The Counselling Service provides a non-judgmental and confidential space to seek help from a professional counsellor.
  • Students have free 24/7 access to The Big White Wall, an online service providing emotional support, resources and professional help.

Disability support

  • The Disability Service offers specialist one-to-one support for all disabilities. 
  • This includes help with the Disabled Students' Allowances, and access to extra time in exams.
  • They also provide confidential advice about a range of conditions including specific learning differences such as dyslexia, Asperger syndrome, mental health difficulties, and other long-term medical conditions.

Other services and facilities

  • Faith, advice and pastoral support is also available through the multifaith chaplaincy.
  • Bucks New University has a Learning and Development Unit which supports students who are keen to develop their academic abilities and improve their grades, whatever their course, year or ability level.

Students' Union

  • Bucks Students' Union plays an important part in university life. Clubs, societies, bars and bands are all part and parcel of the student experience, but the union also acts as a key representation body through its network of student reps.
  • A diverse range of recreational activities and skills sessions are offered all year – from singing lessons to accredited qualifications that compliment studies – all free to students and accessible to all. A range of events cater for all tastes, in a venue that has previously won gold through the Best Bar None accreditation.
  • Each year, Bucks Students' Union empowers students to champion green and sustainability initiatives on campus, earning recognition as 'good' in the NUS accredited Green Impact scheme, and working with the university to hold Fairtrade status.

History

  • Bucks was awarded full university status in 2007 and celebrated 125 years of learning in 2017.
  • A campus consolidation programme completed in 2009 brought the majority of the university’s provision to the High Wycombe Campus. The Uxbridge campus is home to nursing and healthcare courses, while the Aylesbury Vale campus provides a modern, professional environment for teaching in conjunction with Buckinghamshire College Group.

Fascinating Fact

  • Comedian and Great British Bake-Off judge, Noel Fielding, was once a student at Bucks New University: he studied Graphic Design and Advertising.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Noel Fielding – TV presenter of the Great British Bake Off, comedian and artist.
  • Boo Ritson – artist.
  • Naomi Riches – Paralympic bronze medallist.
  • Olivier Rabenschlag – Chief Creative Officer, Google.

Address

Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire , HP11 2JZ