We’re planning for a full return to face-to-face teaching from September 2021, in line with Government guidance. Find out more.

Six students all walking in a horizontal line together

BNU climbs 18 places in 2022 Complete University Guide

Joint sixth highest rise is a “remarkable achievement for us after a year like no other,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor

BNU climbs 18 places in 2022 Complete University Guide

Buckinghamshire New University has climbed 18 places in the 2022 Complete University Guide’s league table of UK universities, the joint sixth highest rise of all institutions.

In figures released this morning, the University ranks 106th in the UK, has risen two places to 14th in the London and South East rankings, and ranks 86th for all universities in England, capping a strong performance in this year’s CUG rankings.

It has climbed 21 places into the UK’s top 30 for student satisfaction with its quality of teaching (27th), which rank joint fourth in London and the South East.

BNU’s academic services spend on supporting services such as libraries and IT was the twelfth highest in the UK and eighth highest in London and the South East.

Course teams that made the largest overall ranking rises were: sports science (up 33 places to 33rd); tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies (up 11 places to 36th); communications and media studies (up 13 places to 83rd); and business & management studies (up 16 places to 99th).

Professor Gavin Brooks, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are delighted that the University has climbed 18 places in this year’s CUG table – the joint sixth highest rise out of all institutions.

“It is a notable achievement for us after a year like no other and today’s rankings recognise the dedication and high academic standards that all colleagues deliver at the Institution. Buckinghamshire New University continues to put our students first and provides them with the best possible student experience, opportunities and educational outcomes, whatever the circumstances.”

Student satisfaction

Well done to every course team, across the institution, ranked in the UK’s top 35 for student satisfaction:

 

Subject UK Rank London / South East Rank
Sports Science 2nd 1st
Business & Management Studies 4th 3rd
Sociology 5th 2nd
Accounting & Finance 6th 2nd
Manufacturing & Product Engineering 9th 1st
Music 15th 6th
Computer Science 27th 6th
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 27th 7th
Psychology 27th 8th
Health Studies 29th 2nd
Nursing 31st 9th
Marketing 35th 7th

 

In London and the South East, we also rank in the top ten for:

 

Overall ranking

Health Studies: 2nd

Manufacturing & Production Engineering: 7th  

Sports Science: 7th

 

Graduate prospects

A guide to the success of graduates after leaving university.

Sports Science: Joint 5th (11th in UK)

Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies: Joint 3rd (6th in UK)

Marketing: 10th

 

Research intensity

A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies: 10th

 

The Guide’s main league table is based on 10 measures:

  • Entry standards
  • Student satisfaction
  • Research quality
  • Research intensity
  • Graduate prospects – outcomes
  • Graduate prospects – on track
  • Student-staff ratio
  • Academic services spend
  • Student facilities spend
  • Degree completion

You can view the full 2022 Complete University Guide tables here.

"It is a notable achievement for us after a year like no other and today’s rankings recognise the dedication and high academic standards that all colleagues deliver at the Institution"
Professor Gavin Brooks Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor