With a rich 125-year history, Bucks New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from art, design and creativity to business, and nursing and healthcare to pilot training.
They’ve invested in impressive facilities and were number 1 for facilities spend in 2015-7 (Complete University guide 2015-7) demonstrating their investment in you. From a flight simulator to a hospital clinic, or mixing desk to design studios, we will be supporting your course with professional equipment.
Bucks New University helps gives their students the skills to succeed, with 93% of Bucks graduates in employment or in further study within six months of graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17) and 72% in highly skilled work or further study with the average earnings for Bucks graduates rising to more than £23,000 within six months (DLHE 2916- 2017) of finishing their studies.
The Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018, recognises their supportive learning community with small class sizes, highly interactive teaching and focused employment-related studies.
Bucks Students’ Union has recently been voted number one in the UK (NSS 2018) and, whatever you’re into, you’ll find a club, society or team to be part of. Not to mention countless other opportunities you can get involved in outside your course, like volunteering, skills workshops and a packed and varied events calendar. Plus, thanks to university’s Big Deal scheme, all their clubs, societies and activities are free!
You’ll be studying in one of two locations, either in beautiful Buckinghamshire High Wycombe or in vibrant Middlesex (Uxbridge). Wherever your course lands you, you’ll find welcoming, safe communities, plenty of entertainment to keep you busy, in the market town of High Wycombe with miles of glorious countryside to explore and with London in as little as 25 minutes but cost of living in High Wycombe a fraction of the cost of London.
Bucks offers a range of accommodation options to choose from and their halls of residence gives you a great opportunity to meet new people. If you’re a full-time EU, EEA or international student, university can guarantee you a room in their halls of residence. They also have lots of support services on campus, so no matter what your question or problem, they can point you in the direction of someone who can help.
- High Wycombe
If High Wycombe’s fascinating history of chair-making isn’t reason enough to want to live here, there are many others. For example, it’s a Purple Flag town, which means it’s recognised for its warm and welcoming community vibe, its safe nightlife scene, plus a public transport system that’s geared towards student life and won’t leave you stranded after hours. While picturesque and self-contained, the town embraces the student community and the vibrancy it brings, so you’ll feel right at home from day one.
Uxbridge may effectively be a London suburb, but it has a strong sense of its own identity and a genuine community feel. Perhaps because it is a London borough, and the city’s central areas are so accessible, there’s far less hustle and bustle here. It has everything you need in terms of shopping, restaurants, cafes and nightlife – and it’s on the Metropolitan line – but people aren’t ‘head-down’ here like they can be in central London – they even say ‘hello’ when you’re taking a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Grand Union Canal!