Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) has more than 8,000 students and is still getting bigger since it became a university in 2007. Buckinghamshire New University was founded in 1893 as the School of Science and Art. 

It is known for its many unique programmes, such as the award-winning Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training and the Policing programme.

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About Buckinghamshire New University

The Huffington Post put Buckinghamshire New University at number 12 on a list of creative universities in the UK. The Daily Telegraph also put it on a list of the top 14 creative universities in the UK. BNU has also won awards for its training of pilots, and music business management courses.

Buckinghamshire New University did better in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 than it did in the past.

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For BNU, the UOAs in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism (75%), and Social Work and Social Policy (67%), had the highest quality research output (3* or 4*). When it came to impact, the university’s UOAs in Art and Design, History, Practice and Theory (100%), and Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (75%), were the best.

Based on the six subject-based units of assessment (UOA) the institute submitted, the REF 2021 results show that 44% of BNU research was rated as either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). This acknowledges years of university-wide work. At least half of the research done in Art and Design, History, Practice, and Theory (60%), Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism (58%), and Social Work and Social Policy (50%), was world-leading or internationally excellent. Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (49%), Education (17%), and Social Work and Social Policy were the three new promising UOAs that the university submitted. Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy (49%) also did well.

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Buckinghamshire New University students can expect extra support with academic skills, and transitioning to the country, and university. Additional support is available for international students.

Most undergraduate, and graduate students are based at the main campus in High Wycombe. The Medicine and Nursing Faculty are based at a smaller campus in Uxbridge.

Buckinghamshire New University students can expect extra support with academic skills, and transitioning to the country, and university. Additional support is available for international students.

High Wycombe is the second largest town in Buckinghamshire. It is about halfway between London and Oxford. It’s not just an industrial hub; it’s also a market town, as shown by the busy stalls that fill the high street three days a week. This has been going on since the 1200s.

For students with different tastes and interests, the town has a modern shopping centre, a sports centre, an artificial ski centre, and a fun nightlife. The train ride to London takes only 40 minutes, and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are easy to get to. Nursing students live in Uxbridge, which has a stop on the London Underground.