Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, United Kingdom

About Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University (Bucks New University) has a history that dates as far back as 1891. This was the year that the School of Science and Art was founded, offering evening classes to people in the local community. Post World War II the school expanded and became the High Wycombe College of Art and Technology. Then in 1999 it was granted University College status and was renamed the Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College. In 2007 its name changed to what it is known as today, Bucks New University.

The university has four campuses located in the county of Buckinghamshire, just outside of London. These include Aylesbury Vale, High Wycombe (the university’s main campus), Missenden Abbey, and Uxbridge. Buckinghamshire offers students the best of both worlds: a charming countryside and views of the Chiltern Hills while being just a short distance from the hustle and bustle of London.

The university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in everything from nursing, health and social care, to cyber fraud detection, aviation and textiles. Students can augment their studies by making the most of the university’s state-of-the-art facilities such as the Human Performance Laboratory or the flight simulator.

Outside of the classroom, the university has created The Big Deal to enrich student life. The Big Deal encourages students to dive into new experiences and explore new passions to help with personal growth. There are various clubs, societies and teams to join such as karate, swimming and yoga.

The university’s alumni network features some successful figures including Noel Fielding, comedian and presenter of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off, Naomi Riches, Paralympic rower and bronze medal holder, and Chloe Rogers, Olympic bronze medal hockey player.

Key statistics

  • 15.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 29%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 5,002
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

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