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Life at BNU

Life at BNU

At Buckinghamshire New University, every day is different, and we are dedicated to making sure every student has the best possible time with us. As a student with us you will be able to dive into new experiences, meet new people and step outside your comfort zone.

We understand that your university journey is not all about studying. That’s why our Students’ Union has a jam-packed calendar of events and societies for you to get involved in. It’s one of the most popular in the country (top three to be exact!) – and you’ll soon discover why.

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As well as this we’ve invested in great spaces to eat, study and keep fit. You can take a look around on our virtual tour to explore before you get here. You can also check out our state-of-the-art facilities which help you gain hands-on experience in your industry.

Our campuses are located in key spots, surrounded by a range of exciting things including; places to eat, bars, shops and cafes, to museums, country walks and community projects to get involved in. Did we mention we are also only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of London? – what’s not to love!

Our campuses offer a safe space for you to learn, live and start your higher education adventure.

That is why on site you could also benefit from a range of our services on offer to our students, including our Health and Wellbeing Centre, Learning Development Unit and Multifaith Chaplaincy.

We can’t wait to see you at Buckinghamshire New University!

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Our campuses

Our state-of-the-art campuses can be found in four lively towns just outside of London. Wherever you’re based, you’ll have endless places to explore and great travel links to London, Oxford and the rest of the UK and beyond.

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Facilities

Whatever degree you choose, we have the equipment to set you on your course to success. We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our High Wycombe, Uxbrdige and Aylesbury campuses to support your learning as well as your social life.

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Accommodation

Coming to university is always a big move. Of course, you'll want the certainty of knowing where you are going to live. You'll also want a place that fits in with your studies and suits your social life, and most of all, you'll want somewhere you'll feel at home.

BNU for me was filled with sports societies, amazing nights out, personal course projects and late nights with friends in the studio or library. All this added to a great university experience and long-lasting friendships.
Magda Wachowicz BA (Hons) Graphic Design.
Magda Wachowicz
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Students' Union

From societies and sports to volunteering, training, workshops and great events, the Bucks Students’ Union (SU) has a lot to offer, and majority of it is free - we call this The Big Deal. You also have full access to the SU’s friendly advice service.

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Student Support

If you have particular needs, or you feel that certain adjustments would enhance your studies, then we can help. We offer a range of support to make sure everyone benefits at Buckinghamshire New University.

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Performance Sport

We also have a focus on performance sport for those student athletes wishing to compete at a high level. We currently offer the following support for elite athletes during their education with us:

Go to BNU, you won’t get a better all rounded experience anywhere else. It allows you to do a degree with lecturers who are willing to go the extra mile for their students and who know what they are talking about. It offers free sports clubs and societies which you can be involved in as much as possible and use to meet new friends and learn new skills. It prepares you for your career and it’s a university where you really feel part of a family. It’s been the best part of my life and I would go back and do it all over again.
Sophie Parfitt BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminal Investigation
Sophie Parfitt

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