Buckinghamshire New University
Welcome to Buckinghamshire New University
Buckinghamshire New University has over 7,700 students from 50 different countries.
Its courses are linked to cultural and creative industries, management and information management, and the public sector.
Our campuses are based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; Uxbridge, west London, and Aylesbury Vale. We also benefit from students studying at our partner colleges, giving even more opportunities. The teaching is organised within two faculties: Design, Media & Management and Society & Health.
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Courses and fees
With over 150 undergraduate and 50 postgraduate courses to choose from, the advice team at Bucks are available to answer any questions you may have. From full-time to part-time, flexible and online, there are courses at various levels including short courses, foundation and bachelor degrees, postgraduate certificates, masters and research.
The university has become a higher education leader for opening new work-based sectors to meet the needs of local employers and businesses. You’ll find specialist niche courses to refine your craft or expertise, as well as professional courses to take your career to the next level.
Courses are approved by many external accreditations bodies, including The Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Creative Skillset, BASES, Register of Exercise Professionals, British Psychological Society and many more.
Typical UCAS points
For more information on each course tariff, please refer to the UCAS tariff page.
Tuition fees for 2016/17 undergraduate courses for home and EU students can be found on the university website. Postgraduate fees vary depending on what course you want to study and whether you want to study full or part time. There is financial help available through our range of scholarships and bursaries.
Buckinghamshire New University’s Careers & Employability team holds a regular drop-in service during term time to help you get started with job searches, applications and more. You can also book longer appointments and the service is open to you for two years after you’ve graduated. Plus, there’s an alumni network to help you continue to benefit from your time at Bucks New University once you’ve finished your qualification. During your course, forming a network of contacts is vital and academics are well-connected and happy to share their networks with you.
The Guardian Universities Guide 2016 rated Bucks in the top ten for teaching satisfaction among UK university law departments.
Bucks is recognised and preferred for nursing provision, offering extensive clinical experience with West London, Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire NHS Hospital Trusts.
The university produces music and digital content under its very own music label, MC9 Music Ltd, and attracts many high-profile artists to industry approved recording suites and performance studios.
We have a partnership with the new music service BBC Introducing which gives breakthrough artists a platform to showcase their music on the BBC. Bucks students produce the audio and video for each bands’ set which are then played out by the broadcaster online and through other media.
Buckinghamshire New University has campuses at High Wycombe and Uxbridge, as well as our new facility in Aylesbury Vale, and Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, in Great Missenden.
The majority of the courses are taught in High Wycombe. Nursing and healthcare courses are taught in Uxbridge, west London. Exciting new courses are being held at the new Aylesbury Vale premises.
At the High Wycombe campus students can use state-of-the-art film and television and audio and music production suites; a new Human Performance, Exercise & Wellbeing Centre; and simulation suites for areas such as healthcare and aviation. It also houses a modern four-storey resource centre, giving you access to journals, books and computer suites.
Other facilities across the campus include dance and drama studios, production suites, healthcare simulation labs, and photography studios.
Uxbridge is the home of our prestigious nursing and health care practice courses. You will have access to specialist clinical skills rooms and simulation manikins, allowing you to practise a broad spectrum of technical skills, in a safe and supportive environment.
University Campus Aylesbury Vale gives great opportunities to become skilled in specialised areas, such as Business, Computing, Counselling, Early Years, Health & Social Care, Social Work, Mechanical Engineering.
Bucks also validate courses for a network of partner Further Education Colleges across the county and beyond.
The High Wycombe campus is located off the M40 Junction 4, and only 30 minutes from central London by rail, with direct bus routes to Slough and Heathrow. The Uxbridge campus is home to nursing and applied healthcare students, and is served by direct underground and bus links into London. Both campuses are linked by a free shuttle bus.
The university’s 11th century Missenden Abbey Conference Centre hosts a number of professional and residential courses.
Library and study facilities
Bucks offers a range of study options, full and part time, distance and blended learning to cater for students and life circumstances.
The university prides itself on providing the ultimate environment for learning, with modern facilities and study spaces, including a library covering four floors, audio and media production suites, laboratories (nursing skills, simulation and human performance), a sports treatment room and gym, art studios and design workspaces, workshops and student-only spaces.
For any students wishing to develop their academic abilities and improve their grades, the Learning Development Unit (LDU) provides one-to-one support, workshops, group work, online networking and resources, as well as team teaching with academics and International Foundation Programmes.
On the High Wycombe Campus the Library has four floors with Wi-Fi and computer access, flexible study areas, including a silent study area and generous open hours. At Uxbridge we have specialist resources for our health and nursing focused students.
Employability, enterprise and leadership development at Bucks is an important part of the curriculum and informed by research and scholarship. The university has adopted the Higher Education Academy’s ‘Framework for Employability’ to deliver a consistent, university-wide approach that meets national standards.
Our team of careers and employment specialist’s work in partnership with academic colleagues, employers and the Students' Union to prepare you for the world of work, guide your career management and help you develop your employability through:
- Placements, work experience, internships and volunteer experience
- Field trips and projects
- Fairs and networking events
- Bucks mentoring and BucksTemps (in-house recruitment agency)
- Peer support programmes
Both main campuses are located close to a number of amenities. At High Wycombe the Students Union has a bar and live music venue and off-campus there are two cinemas, a theatre, bowling alley, plus plenty of bars and restaurants. Uxbridge has two shopping centres, a theatre, and is situated just five minutes' walk from the underground where you can connect to the capital. The Students’ Union organises a free shuttle bus between the Uxbridge and High Wycombe campuses.
At Bucks New University, we believe in putting our students first and, as part of our exclusive Big Deal package, giving access to a range of activities to enrich the student experience.
The Big Deal is designed to encourage students to try different activities, meet new friends and join in with the Bucks community, all completely free.
From societies and sports to bars, clubs and cafes, Bucks Students’ Union certainly offers a lot. Run by students, for students, the Union also provides a friendly advice service and representation scheme to ensure your views are heard.
The Union offers a wide number of opportunities to experience a diverse range of activities. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in volunteering and representing your course with the University.
Bucks Students’ Union was ranked in the top 15 as voted in the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2015.
Don’t miss out on all the activities and events on offer, starting with Freshers’ Fortnight. There are lots of sporting, special interest and academic clubs to join, plus activities such as quizzes, comedy nights, volunteer events and live concerts to attend.
The university gym is one of the newest and largest in the High Wycombe area, containing the latest exercise technology.
There is also a four badminton court-sized sports hall, a fully-equipped human performance lab, as well as a treatment room and purpose-built dance studios – perfect for the group exercise programme!
From societies and sports to bars, clubs and cafes, Bucks Students’ Union certainly offers a lot. Its sports teams contest an annual Varsity tournament against the University of Roehampton, with Bucks New University winning the contest in 2016. The Students’ Union holds an annual Union Awards recognising the achievements of active members and staff, and awards were presented in a number of different categories. It oversees a range of societies from physical activity to academic, community and societies in common interests.
Bucks offers as much support and advice as possible, without judgment and with respect. Some of the resources and support you can take advantage of while at Bucks include:
- Counselling service (by appointment)
- Disability service
- Multi-faith chaplaincy
- Students’ Union advice centre
- Bucks mentoring and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
- Accommodation and course support
- Money, personal and legal matters
Find out more about the services available.
There are a range of bursaries and scholarships on offer. The Bucks Student Centre is the first point of contact for advice relating to tuition costs, while the Bucks Students’ Union Advice Centre can provide additional support and advice for loans, debts, budgeting and benefits. Both services are available at High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses.
Bucks offer all new undergraduate students a room in university halls, provided you have applied for your course within the specified dates.
Hall No. of rooms Rent per week Annual cost (42 weeks) 18/09/16-09/07/17 Brook Street standard room 396 £104.52 £4389.84 Brook Street studio room 3 £146.37 £6147.54 Hughenden Park en-suite room 402 £135.59 £5694.78 Hughenden Park studio room 12 £162.96 £6844.32 Windsor House en-suite room 63 £162.96 £6844.32 Windsor House studio room 9 £174.07 £7310.94
Uxbridge students can apply for halls in High Wycombe, but also have the option for accommodation closer to the Uxbridge campus.
The University also rents out rooms in shared homes for its Uxbridge campus and will assist students in finding private accommodation for both locations.
Access the Bucks Accommodation Guide for more information. Hear it from a student – find out what this 3rd year Bucks student said about which halls to choose!
Our residential halls are registered with, and meet the standards of the Universities UK (UUK) Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing. More information on the code can be found at uukcode.com.
Brook Street Halls
Situated 5 minutes’ walk away from the High Wycombe Campus. Brook Street consists of flats of between six and ten bedrooms; each flat shares a kitchen-diner, two shower rooms and two toilets. Each room has its own washbasin and internet access.
Hughenden Park Village
Hughenden Park consists of 402 en-suite rooms and 12 en-suite studio rooms in flats of six; each flat shares a kitchen-diner with the usual accessories and all rooms include internet access. This halls is approximately a 15 minute walk from the High Wycombe Campus.
Windsor house is located right in the centre of High Wycombe and just a five minute walk from the University. Rooms are either en-suite with a shared kitchen-diner in flats of six, or studio flats with a built in kitchenette. All rooms have an internet connection.
There is no parking available in any of the halls and students living here are not permitted to bring cars with them, even to park off campus. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders.
The university has arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the No.1 student provider. It is recommended that you consider additional insurance cover for laptops, tablets and phones as these are not covered by your standard room insurance cover. See the university website for further information.
Bucks open days are open to everyone and are a real opportunity to sample the Bucks experience for yourself. You’ll get to explore the campus, tour the high quality labs and studios, watch equipment demonstrations and performances. You’ll even have the chance to ask any questions you have in one-to-ones with academic staff and students.
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