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Life in the School of Aviation and Security

Life in the School of Aviation and Security

Surrounded by experienced staff and leading facilities, in the School of Aviation and Security you’ll truly flourish in whichever area you choose. You’ll have the ability to build your knowledge, explore your ideas and develop lasting relationships, all within an institution that’s been around for over 130 years.

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Discover our range of courses covering aviation, security, policing and tourism, as well as our state-of-the-art simulation facilities – flight simulator and Police Code of Practice Suite.​

You can get the latest updates through our blogsvideos and news articles and also through talking to relevant lecturers and students via  our virtual chat feature.

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Darren Palmer

“From day one at BNU; I felt empowered, engaged and treated as an individual with the support to achieve my longer term goal of becoming an airline pilot.”​

“BNU developed me as an individual and professional, providing me every opportunity to go into the wide world of work as best equipped as possible.”​

BNU is not just all work, our Student's Union is rated in the top 5 in the UK (National Student Survey, 2021). The Student's Union is a vibrant social place where students across the University can socialise, undertake extra-curricular activities, try a new sport or just let off some steam.​​

You can also join the Aviation or Intelligence, Security & Resilience societies that organise a variety of activities to support your academic studies, as well as social events. Alongside these societies, there are many others that cover other academic or social interests like Music, Roller skating and Raise and Give (RAG)!

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BLOG: Facilities for a Policing student​

Learn more about the facilities at BNU from one of our Police Studies with Criminal Investigation students, Sophie.​

 

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ALUMNI STORY: Alexandra Mudzingwas​

Alexandra, one of our MSc Aviation Security students, shares how her experience as a part time, distance-learning BNU student is going so far.​

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NEWS: BNU’s base supporting military personnel to thrive​

Our support for military personnel continues to grow through our courses and involvement in local initiatives – find out more below.

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PODCAST: All things Pilot training

We sat down with Jacob, a final year Commercial Pilot Training student to find out more about his journey over the past 3 years and what the future holds for him.