Our constitution

Our constitution

Our University is a Higher Education Corporation created by an Instrument of Government issued by the Privy Council on 21 May 1993, in accordance with the Education Reform Act 1988 and the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The University’s constitution and governance framework are set out in our Instrument and Articles of Government.

Office for Students registration 

The University is listed on the Register of all English higher education providers maintained by the Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England. The Register is a single, authoritative reference about a provider’s regulatory status. 

The following documents are shared on our website, in line with the conditions of our OfS registration:

Charitable Status 

The University is, in accordance with the Charities Act 2011, an exempt charity. Our formal name and correspondence information are provided below: 

Legal name

Buckinghamshire New University Higher Education Corporation

Preferred name

Buckinghamshire New University 

Contact address 

Queen Alexandra Road 

High Wycombe 


HP11 2JZ 

United Kingdom