Buckinghamshire New University

High Wycombe | South East England

Town

Ucas code: B94

Bucks has a fantastic range of courses with a real focus on developing contacts and relationships with employers, and developing the skills you need to succeed as a graduate. The Students' Union and its 'Big Deal' means that sport, entertainment and recreational activities are free, while student reps get paid. Last year 10,930 students attended 219 free activities paid for by the Big Deal.
Source:Bucks Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 228 comments (65 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      Too be completely honest with you I was very bad at handling my money. I would spend 40 a week in tesco and also buy take...

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      2013, 1st year, Acting

      Everyday expenses

      Too be completely honest with you I was very bad at handling my money. I would spend 40 a week in tesco and also buy take always up to about 30-40. So that's not a very good example. I think food and drink on campus is slightly reasonable until you want to pay buy card and need to spend more than 5 or you'll get charged. Drinks in the su are very reasonable so no worries there. I only got a job after I finished my first year. It's quite trick if you have no experience but don't give up, I've not needed to use the public transport as of yet.

      2013, 1st year, Acting

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    • Academic Experience

      Good for making connections and giving you a better knowledge to go out and work.

      2013, 1st year, Directing Motion Pictures

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    • The downside

      nightlife, maybe more community links and provide more work experience opportunities

      2012, 3rd year, Law By Area

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    • The downside

      Have more lecture time. Could also be more clear with communications sometimes, as can often no here from lecturer outside of...

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      2012, 2nd year, Business Studies

      The downside

      Have more lecture time. Could also be more clear with communications sometimes, as can often no here from lecturer outside of lectures for a while.

      2012, 2nd year, Business Studies

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    • Facilities

      Library and facilities are all good, could be better

      2012, 1st year, Engineering Design

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    • The downside

      The hardworking-ness of new students.

      2013, 1st year, Performance & Live Arts

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

48%

LOW

Sporty

68%

MED

Political

33%

LOW

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Creative

59%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 78% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

9,035

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

88%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

30%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

32%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

9%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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