Jay Blades and Professor Nick Braisby

One year on: Investiture of Jay Blades MBE

1 March marks a whole year since BNU alumnus Jay Blades MBE crossed the stage and became the first ever Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University (BNU), and what a year it’s been. 

Here are some of the highlights:

And here’s one we’re really proud of:

916 students from low-income families or areas of high deprivation have been supported by the Jay Blades Thrive Bursary we set up in his name, totalling £1,026,350 in student support!


View our gallery of the year:

We can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for us. It’s safe to say we make a good team.