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BNU climbs in Guardian University Guide 2022

Buckinghamshire New University has climbed 15 further places in the latest Guardian University Guide (GUG) which represents the 18th highest rise across all UK universities. This is the University’s third consecutive rise in the GUG with a 44-place ranking improvement since 2019.

The University, which is now ranked 77th overall in the UK, continues to be rated highly for the resources it invests to support its students, and was 16th highest in the UK for expenditure in this area.

On average, the University climbed in the GUG rankings by almost 11 places at subject level, improving its performance in 8 out of the 12 Guide’s subject areas in which BNU featured in both 2020 and 2021.

Highlights at subject level include:

  • Fashion and Textiles rank 7th in the UK
  • Design is ranked 12th across all UK institutions
  • Accounting and Finance maintained its position in the 2nd quartile of providers
  • Sports Science enjoyed a third consecutive year of improvement in the GUG
  • Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism have moved up 10 places since last year to rank 28th across the UK
  • Nursing has risen by 17 places

Professor Nick Braisby, Vice-Chancellor at Buckinghamshire New University, said:

“We are delighted to see a third consecutive rise in our ranking in the Guardian University Guide. This result is testament to our staff’s commitment and hard work to ensure that our students receive high quality teaching which ensures they reach their full potential and succeed in their chosen careers.

“I am very proud of how our University community has risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic which is thanks to the tireless efforts of every member of staff at BNU. I thank everyone for all they have done to support our students and each other.

“BNU was one of the first institutions to announce its plans to return to full face-to-face teaching for the 2021/22 academic year. It’s what our new and returning students expect, and deserve, after all that they’ve faced during the last 18 months. We are excited to welcome students back to our special brand of skills-based and employment-focused education next week.

“We continue to work hard and employ robust measures to ensure that our campuses remain COVID-secure to keep everyone in our University community safe and well. We also remain committed to ensuring that we protect the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff.”