Student stories

Student stories

All our courses are designed to help prepare you for a rewarding career. Read inspirational stories from our students, which celebrates their talent and achievements, and find out more about the exciting opportunities BNU can offer you.

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George Kingston-Rayes

Our Embedded Electrical Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship alumni, George, recently shared with us the lessons he learnt at BNU, and how they’ve helped him thrive in the industry.

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Amy Jordan

Amy Jordan, a 2nd year BA (Hons) Film Production student, recently shared with us how the last two years studying with BNU have been for her. Amy talks about the range of facilities and equipment available to her.

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Aleksandra Stasiak

Aleksandra Stasiak is one of our recent BA (Hons) Animation and VFX graduates. She recently opened up about her experiences as a BNU student and the opportunities she has had since graduating.

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Darren Palmer

One of our BA (Hons) Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training graduates, Darren, recently sat down to talk to us on how BNU helped him land his dream job as an Airbus A350 Senior First Officer for Cathay Pacific Airways.

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Jake Kernot

Jake, an alumni of our BA (Hons) Dance and Performance degree, recently shared with us the highlights of his time at BNU, as well as what he’s been up to since graduating

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Joaquim Fernandes

Joaquim is a Postgraduate student from BNU's Human Resource Management course and recently shared his views on why he feels studying at our university was the right choice.

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Camilla Olesky

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design graduate, Camilla Olesky, recently spoke to us about her experiences at Buckinghamshire New University and how that has helped her after graduating.

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Henne Magalhaes

Although initially apprehensive about going to university, once at BNU, Henne settled in straight away and loved every second of her BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree whilst flourishing as an individual.

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Benjamin Akpojaro

Benjamin, recently shared with us his story as a BA (Hons) Music Management Branding and Promotion student. Now making waves as an A&R Manager for Reservoir Media Management, Benjamin credits his skills and knowledge to the University.

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Simon Lloyd

Our BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Advertising course – now known as BA (Hons) Creative Advertising has produced many great alumni, including graduate, Simon Lloyd. Simon recently sat down with us to discuss his journey from BNU to career ready.

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Robert Collcott

Throughout his time studying, Robert really made the most of the BSc (Hons) Computing degree and BNU experience. Not only did he earn the title of Microsoft Ambassador, he also jumped into fundraising activities, working open days and helping out at activities week. 

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Justin Leatherbarrow

Since leaving BNU, BSc (Hons) Games Development graduate, Justin has managed to land himself and kick start his career as Junior Digital Developer for Vocala. We sat down with him to discuss his experiences as a BNU student and how that benefits him today.

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Mary Okuku

Mary, a BSc (Hons) Nursing and Healthcare graduate, recently told us how she managed to go from Buckinghamshire New University student to Senior Nurse at the River State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Suzanne Simon

Suzanne Simon

Suzanne is a BNU BSc Specialist Practitioner Qualification District Nursing graduate who now works as a District Nurse for Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust NHS. She shares that her time on the course made her career path possible.

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Magda Wachowicz

Our BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Magda, recently sat and shared with us the highlights of her experience as a BNU student and how it has helped her get to her desired career. Magda originally decided BNU was where she wanted to study because of the size, facilities and location.

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Colette Adams

The BA (Hons) Dance and Performance course offers students the chance to network with industry professionals to nurture the development of relevant skills and knowledge. Colette now finds herself making waves in the dance industry thanks to BNU.

Sue Elder

Sue Elder

Our BA (Hons) Illustration third year student, Sue Elder, recently shared with us how Buckinghamshire New University is supporting her on her journey as a mature student and the opportunities she has encountered.

Morwenna Bone

Morwenna Bone

Morwenna Bone, one of our current students studying the BA (Hons) Early Childhood and Primary Education degree, recently sat down and shared with us how her experience as a BNU student is going so far.

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Alexandra Mudzingwa

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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Ed Booth

Ed, a first year BSc (Hons) Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training student, recently shared with us how his first year of studying with BNU has been for him.

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Rachael Andrews

Our third year Music Business student, Rachael, shares her BNU journey and how the last three years have been for her.

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Tymoteusz Holysz

Tymoteusz, a BNU student, recently shared with us how his Music Business degree helped him to break into the industry and why he wanted to study this course.

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Simon Wheeler

Simon recently sat down to share with us his BNU story and what he’s been doing since graduating in 2023.