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Student life

Student life

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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. Discover what life at BNU could look like for you.

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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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Cost of Living Hub

The cost of living crisis is a worrying prospect for everyone, but we're particularly concerned about how it will impact many of you as students and learners. With the rising costs of bills, food and transport, it is an increasingly difficult time to be a student. In this Cost of Living Hub, we've pulled together all of the support currently on offer to you as a student at BNU. We'll continue to review our measures and this page to ensure that we're doing all we can to support you.

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If podcasts are your thing...

BNU has changed everything for me. I never thought I could go to university but studying the course I did has given me so many opportunities. I have a completely different outlook on my career.
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'Get to the point'

In this exciting series, we sit down with our current students to discuss life at BNU. From our award-winning Students’ Union, what to get up to in the town of High Wycombe, to #BNUproud moments and the hidden gems around campus, you’ll find all the hot topics on our podcast, 'Get to the point'.

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Whatever degree you choose, we have the equipment to set you on your course to success. We’ve invested heavily in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury campuses to support your learning. Find out more about what BNU has to offer.

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BNU allows you to do a degree with lecturers who are willing to go the extra mile for their students. It offers free sports clubs and societies where you can 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.
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Life on campus

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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.

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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. Simply hop on a direct train or tube!

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We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and software across our campuses to support your learning as well as your social life. You can learn how to fly in our flight simulator; push your limits at the Human Performance Laboratory; or grab a peaceful moment in the library for some quiet study.

Chat to current students

Do you have queries about studying at BNU? Want to know more about your course? Chat to our students and staff on our online chat function today, we’re here to help. 

BNU for me is not just a university, I have personally developed as a person, opened my mind and experienced so many new things. I'm glad I found a course I really love with teachers who inspire me and care about my progress. I also have the opportunity through university to find new hobbies and socialise with new people.
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Come along to our High Wycombe and Uxbridge Open Day on Saturday 9 March to find out what being a part of the BNU community means. 📅

Take a tour of our facilities and accommodation, learn more about our courses, chat to students and staff, plus much more! ✔️

Book your place now by following the link in our bio. 

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