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Why study at BNU?

Why study at BNU?

There are many reasons why Buckinghamshire New University could be the place for you to kick-start your career. From facilities and our Students’ Union to our employment rate and great teaching, we can help you to succeed.

Top 10 UK university for Graduate Employability (HESA, 2020)


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We’re ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the whole of the UK for graduate employability. With 98% graduate employment rate (HESA 2020) we can support you as you transition from graduate to employee.

Top 30 for Student Satisfaction - Complete University Guide


Top 30 university for student satisfaction


We’re proud to be a top 30 UK university for student satisfaction with our quality of teaching (27th), which we rank fifth for in London and the South East (Complete University Guide 2022).

Top 25 for Teaching Quality - Good University Guide


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BNU ensures its community of students receive high quality teaching and support so they are prepared for successful careers. That’s why we’re ranked as a top 25 university for teaching quality (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

National Student Survey success


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The 2020 National Student Survey results revealed that we’re in the top 20 of all UK universities* and in the top 3 of all universities in London and the South East* for overall student satisfaction. Our Students’ Union has also been rated one of the top 3 SU’s** in the UK.

*National Student Survey 2020; averaged across all 27 questions, excluding specialist HEIs

**National Student Survey 2020

BNU facts from students

A safe environment


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We understand that the ongoing impact of COVID-19 raises many questions for our University community. However we have put in the necessary precautions to ensure our campus is COVID-secure. For more information or enquires see our COVID guidance page.

Career-focused courses


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You can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer for you. From working on live project briefs to taking part in placements and industry visits, our courses are designed to help prepare you for a rewarding career. Discover our degrees and foundation years available to you.



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We’ve invested £100 million into making our campuses amazing. Let your creativity run wild in the workshop spaces for art and design, and studios for performance and dance. Hone your skills in our production and photography suites. Get hands-on experience in our healthcare simulation labs at our High Wycombe or Uxbridge Campuses. And make the most of many more well-equipped and specially-designed spaces.

TOP 4 students union

Students' Union


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Bucks Students’ Union offer a broad and diverse range of events and activities through The Big Deal. These are a range of free events and activities that you can get involved with. You can expand on a hobby or try something completely new and be assured these will be COVID-secure.



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We’re committed to being there for you. Our students have access to face to face and online advice through Togetherall as well as guidance and support for all aspects of university life through our friendly and approachable University and Students’ Union teams.



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Recognising the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, we’ve reduced all of our accommodation charges for February 2021 between 10-30%. We won’t charge you a deposit, and your contract won’t start until you take up residence. Furthermore, if there is another public health crisis which prevents you from accessing our campuses, you’ll be released from your contract at no additional cost.

92% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating

Student community


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Make new friends and get involved within BNU’s friendly student community. Find out more about this year’s programme from entertainment to societies and internships, finding jobs and boosting your employability.

Financial help


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Funding your studies is a key matter for all students. We’ve got a range of bursaries and scholarships available that you may be eligible to apply for.