The name 'Buckinghamshire New University' was approved in October 2007. This marked a significant new chapter in the history of the University. With the completion of the state-of-the-art Gateway building Bucks now boasts a modern integrated learning resources centre, music recording studios, video production suites and a fitness centre. The building won a RIBA award in 2010.
A second site in Uxbridge provides cutting edge theatres enabling nursing students to take a more hands on approach to their education. They have also opened University Campus Aylesbury Vale in collaboration with the local Council and Buckinghamshire Education, Skills and Training.
They are a modern university, driving professional and creative excellence characterised by their commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience. Their vision at Bucks is to be a leading influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of their students and their chosen industries. Within a welcoming and supportive environment, they deliver high-quality scholarship, focused research and professional practice.
Their mission is to put their students first and work responsively to inspire and nurture talent for a range of careers. To achieve this they collaborate with a variety of partners regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that their graduates are ready for the world of work, and that they are able to meet the current and future demands of employers. Their applied research and knowledge transfer activities inform their curriculum, enable notable outputs and develop the opportunity for employer engagement. This partnership approach keeps them relevant and ensures their students are prepared for the real life challenges of the 21st century workplace.
Their academic structure is built around two faculties: The Faculty of Society & Health and the Faculty of Design, Media and Management. These faculties are then divided into schools and departments. They combine a range of disciplines spanning the creative and cultural industries, servicing public and private sector organisations and integrating a range of diverse disciplines. They specialise in the creation of niche programmes, focusing on specific employability skills tailored to the needs of a variety of industry sectors. The delivery of traditional designs and make skills alongside cutting-edge technology, and linking with bespoke management programmes, makes them both engaging and contemporary.
They have outstanding partnerships with both public and private sector employers, and innovative courses that help people hit the ground running in their chosen careers when they graduate. They offer a wide variety of programmes that are geared towards the needs of the NHS and the independent health care sector. There is a substantial choice of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional study available within their faculty.
Their business is about enabling people to create the future they want through learning. It’s also about offering excellent career opportunities to people with the skills and knowledge we need to succeed.
The University is seeking to develop its provision with associated regional partners by offering high quality teaching, scholarship and supportive research within a committed international perspective. It will provide a caring environment for its employees and students, affording them the opportunity to achieve the full potential of their personal and professional development.
Buckinghamshire New University has a progressive team of employees that are dedicated to the continued success of a quality institution and the provision of a lively and supportive environment for students who want to enhance their future opportunities.