Our vision at Bucks New University is to be a leading professional and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers. Within a caring and supportive environment, we deliver high-quality scholarship, as well as focused research and professional practice.
Our mission is to put our students first and work responsively with the very best partners to influence, inspire and nurture talent for professional and creative careers. To achieve this, we have put the student experience at the heart of all our plans. We work with a range of partners regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that our students leave us ready for the world of work, and that we are able to meet the current and future needs of employers.
The University has enjoyed a long and successful history since it was founded in 1893 as the School of Science and Art. We now offer education to over 9,000 students studying on a range of courses linked to the creative and cultural industries, the management and information management sectors, and the public sector.
We offer first-class facilities at our High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses, many of which are available for hire at competitive rates. The University’s Missenden Abbey Conference Centre offers a range of conference, meeting, training and wedding options in the setting of a 12th century abbey. We are always happy to answer any enquiries.
When you are a Bucks student, the whole University is lined up to help you with academic work and make sure university works for you.
This team provides international students with general support through their time at Bucks. Students can drop-in to the office or make appointments for more detailed advice. Support is provided in the areas of orientation, visa issues, advice and enrolment this is the one-stop-shop for international queries.
Careers and Employability Service
This service offers advice and support to develop your career throughout your time with us and for up to two years after graduation.
Whatever your faith, if you are looking for spiritual guidance or are looking for a place of worship the multi-faith chaplaincy should be your first port of call. They act as a point of contact for local faith communities.
The accommodation service can help you to find somewhere suitable to live whist studying at Bucks, this could be in halls of residence, lodgings, university managed accommodation or private rental property.
Learning Development Unit
This team provides academic advice for students at all levels of study and ability. The aim of the Learning Development Unit is to help you achieve your maximum potential.
This team can provide a wide range of continuing advice and support for those with dyslexia, medical conditions, mental health difficulties or other disabilities.
Students Union Advice Centre
This is a confidential and independent advice service run by our Students Union. They provide guidance on academic appeals, course-related issues, accommodation, counselling, debt, relationships, health information, overseas students issued and personal problems.
Providing a professional, respectful, caring and confidential service if you have any questions, confusions or worries whilst you are at university.
Bucks Student Union is based on campus, with a night club, bar and cafés. The Bucks Big Deal offers students free access to live events on campus, societies, and leisure & sports activities.
At Bucks we have a friendly community, based at an iconic main campus in the modern and expanding market town of High Wycombe. We also have a campus in Uxbridge, West London, which delivers our health related courses.
High Wycombe is traditionally a market town, which developed initially around furniture production. There has been a market in the town dating back since at least medieval times; this is a tradition that is still held, as we have markets in the high street three days a week.
We have a large new shopping centre on the doorstep of the High Wycombe campus, named Eden. There are a range of clothes, entertainment, home, heath, beauty and leisure shops here. If you fancy something different we are also very close to London with its famous markets and high end retailers such as Harrods.
Uxbridge has a history dating from about 100 years after the Domesday Book was written. The area was known for its market and as a major corn market and flour milling centre. The town developed around this and has grown to be connected closely with the central London area through the years, especially since trams, and later the London underground connected it directly.
Aside from the local attractions of the craft market, Grand Union Canal and Colne Valley Park in Uxbridge, world-class shopping, the globally acclaimed theatres, museums, concert halls and art galleries as well as the diverse nightlife are all on your doorstep. London is bursting with free special events, festivals and attractions, so as a student you can take advantage of what our capital city has to offer.