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Welcome to BNU

Welcome to BNU Apprenticeships

To help you prepare, we’ve put together everything you need to know on our website.

By accessing your enrolment instructions and all the other useful information in the links below,  you’ll find out what you need to do before you start your apprenticeship programme with Buckinghamshire New University.

It’s important for you to attend your Induction Day. All apprentices will receive their Student ID badge and number at their Induction. Once you have received your Student ID you can log in and get access to both Blackboard (the Virtual Learning Environment) and Aptem (the Learner Management System), which you will use to access your assignments, submit course work and create an e-portfolio to evidence your work during your Apprenticeship.

But it's not all work! For information about social events and other opportunities to get involved and make new friends, please take a look at what Bucks Students' Union are planning.

Welcome to Buckinghamshire New University and the start of your apprenticeship journey.

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Enrolment and re-enrolment

One of the first steps to becoming a student at BNU, or returning to BNU, is to complete your online enrolment before you start your course.

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Digital and Technical Services

The Digital and Technical Services (DTS) Directorate provides the entire IT infrastructure in the University along with service and support for all University desktops and laptops.

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Joining Instructions

In your joining instructions you will find out everything you need to know about before starting at BNU. These will be added in the coming weeks.

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First week timetable

Find out what you will be doing on your first week by accessing your timetable. These will be added in the coming weeks.

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Your Induction

At the start of your Apprenticeship, you will be invited to attend an induction, where you will have the opportunity to meet the Programmes Academic Team, review the programme, and ask any questions you may have on the delivery of your Apprenticeship Programme.

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Your life at BNU

As an apprentice studying with Buckinghamshire New University, you automatically have the same access to all our range of support services including Learning Support, Student Services and advice including our Health and Wellbeing services.

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Your Apprenticeship Journey

Our aim is to give you the best possible experience in academic learning, social activities, as well as benefiting from our range of support services, which are available to everyone studying with us.

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Off the job training

Off-the-job training is the amount of time spent learning new skills, knowledge and behaviours away from your usual day-to-day work duties.

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Student Support

BNU is a fully inclusive learning environment, where everyone is welcome and every student is given the chance to discover new things, push themselves and thrive. If you have particular needs, or you feel that certain adjustments would enhance your studies, then we can help.



Starting your apprenticeship but not sure what you are entitled to? Here is the essential guide to financial support available to apprentices

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Students' Union

From societies and sports to volunteering, training, workshops and great events, Bucks Students’ Union (SU) has a lot to offer, and the majority of it's free - we call this The Big Deal. Find out what it means to be a student.

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BNU Library guide and app

You'll find all the resources and services you need - from reading lists, printing and loaning, to study rooms and interlibrary services, we have everything covered.

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Safeguarding: Student Welfare

We are committed to ensuring that all our students have a fulfilling experience of University life, in a safe and healthy environment in which they can learn and study.