Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below some of our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question here please contact us on 01494 522141 or email us on Commercial.Events@bucks.ac.uk. We’d be more than happy to help.
As part of your booking with Buckinghamshire New University you will have a dedicated point of contact within the Commercial Events team. We will guide you through the booking process to make sure that we have all the information we need to make your event a success.
For High Wycombe and Uxbridge all our seminar rooms and lecture theatres come with standard fittings of a projector with VGA connection, screen and air conditioning. All seminar rooms have a whiteboard and flipcharts are available on request. At our Aylesbury campus each seminar room has a VGA or HDMI connection for the projector and a screen.
All of our rooms are flexible in their layout. We will work with you to determine the best set up for your event and our porter team at the University will set this up.
We have an extensive catering menu available to all our guests, with options to personalise and adapt the menu to your requirements. We also fully cater for all dietary requirements as part of your booking. Our catering team can offer tea and coffee on arrival and refreshments throughout the day, as well as buffet lunches and hot dinners. Please note that we operate a limited menu at our Aylesbury campus.
Through our Students’ Union we can also offer bar facilities, with an option of providing welcome drinks at your event or hiring a paid bar with staff. This is based at our High Wycombe campus.
Please indicate on your enquiry if you would like catering and we will send out a catering menu for you to peruse.
Corporate Social Responsibility Accreditation
Buckinghamshire New University has recently been awarded Gold accreditation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which recognises the positive impact we have on society with ethical policies in place to support individuals, the local community and the environment.
Carbon Trust Standard
We have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of measuring, managing and reducing Carbon emissions across our sites. We have a Carbon Management Implementation Plan and our results rank us as one of the top UK universities for reducing our carbon footprint.
The University has achieved Fairtrade status.
In order to be awarded with this status, we achieved the following goals:
- Approve an official Fair Trade Policy
- Set up an institutional steering group
- Commit to selling Fairtrade products in all university outlets
- Commit to using Fairtrade products at internal meetings and events
- Commit to campaigning for increased consumption and awareness of Fairtrade.
To reduce the quantity of single use plastic water bottles consumed, the University provides drinking water at locations throughout its campuses. Along with water from cafes mains drinking water is available from water dispensers located in these locations.
- was awarded Gold accreditation for the Eco Campus scheme. Following an audit of our environmental management system (EMS) the University demonstrated commitment to environmental compliance, reducing pollution and driving continued green improvements.
- achieved Silver in the Green Impact Students’ Union audit in 2018.
Please click below on which campus you need directions to. This will take you to our Visit Us pages. Please note that any parking on site will need to be agreed as part of your booking.
Blue Badge Parking
If you require Blue Badge parking at any of our sites, please email us on Commercial.Events@bucks.ac.uk so that we can arrange this for you.
As a Higher Education provider we do not have any separate facilities for under 18’s on site. We ask anyone who brings under 18’s on to site to provide us with a copy of their safeguarding policy, and to make sure that children are accompanied at all times. For private bookings under 18’s should be in the care of a parent or guardian whilst on campus.
During term time our High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses are open from 07:00 until 22:00 on weekdays.
High Wycombe is also open 09:00 – 17:00 on weekends and Uxbridge is open from 09:00 – 17:00 on Saturday and 12:00 – 19:00 on Sunday. Our Aylesbury campus is open from 07:00 until 19:00 Monday - Friday, and is closed on weekends.
If you would like to book an event that extends outside this time this may be possible with an additional hourly charge for security. This is considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us directly to discuss this.
Please note that as a University we do run limited hours across Christmas, Easter and the summer holidays. We are still able to run events during these times but there may be some additional security charges if hours are required to be extended.