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Where Education meets Employability

Why choose Buckinghamshire New University?

There are many reasons to study at BNU. From our extensive range of industry-focused courses to our inclusive Students’ Union and our state-of-the-art facilities, there is something for everyone.
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At BNU, you’ll gain the skills employers are looking for. Learn from industry professionals through workshops and placements – ensuring you’re well prepared and confident to succeed in your chosen career. 95% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA 2022).

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Student support

As the top ranked university for cost-of-living response and one of the top 10 for student support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2023), we encourage you to discover new things, push yourself and to succeed. There’s a range of support on offer to help you – from health and wellbeing support, financial advice, careers guidance, and more.

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We’re dedicated to teaching you the skills to future-proof your career.

Not only have we invested £100 million in our facilities, so you have access to the latest industry-standard equipment and software, we’re also 11th for lecturers and teaching quality (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2023).

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Student satisfaction

We ranked 5th for overall student satisfaction and 2nd for our learning community (National Student Survey 2022), but we’re also ranked in the top 10 for international study (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023).

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We’re the first UK uni to achieve a Gold award in a scheme which recognises sustainable and ethical organisations. We’ve also pledged to go carbon net zero by 2030 – ahead of the Government’s target.

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Students’ Union

Our SU is in the top 2 in the UK (NSS 2022), and our BIG DEAL means that all our students can take advantage of FREE social, sporting, personal development, and fun activities.

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Our students are core to everything we do, we don’t just teach you, we know you, nurture you and cheer you on. You are never just a number to us.

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Ideal location

Our campuses are ideally located, with strong transport links, London nearby, and a free shuttle bus from High Wycombe to Uxbridge – whether you wish to commute or stay in halls, you can get around easily.

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How to apply

In our application guide you can find useful information for each stage of your application journey – from before you even apply to what to do if you receive an offer, and everything in between. 

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Undergraduate Open Days

At our Undergraduate Open Days you will discover more about your chosen course, meet the course team, chat to current students and much more!

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