Buckinghamshire New University has a very active Students’ Union (SU), which is well funded and highly organised. The SU performs a lot of roles within the student community, providing a hub of student-run information and services for the express purpose of enhancing the university experience.
There is a lively program of events, from live music to career workshops and the SU owns several venues across campus. There are bars, cafes and even a nightclub, offering many opportunities to socialise with other students beyond the classroom and forge friendships which can last a lifetime. The SU also co-ordinates over 30 clubs and societies, ranging from sports teams to language groups and everything in between.
The SU acts a representative body, providing support and advice and ensuring that the voices of its students are heard by the university. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in and contribute to the learning environment.
There are a huge variety of clubs and societies available to join at Buckinghamshire New University. Societies are a fantastic way for students to expand their university experience beyond the walls of the classroom and invest in personal interests and skills, while building networks of friendships. Societies are a great way for students to develop employability, enhancing skills such as teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills, as well as bringing opportunities for practical experience in management, organisation and communication.
From boxing to basketball, yoga to gaming, there is a whole world of clubs and societies for students to participate in to share, compete and create their university experience. There are over 50 active societies which are free to join via the Big Deal scheme. The Students’ Union encourages a proactive community and there are many resources in place for establishing new clubs and societies.
The main university campus is located in High Wycombe, a historic market town nestled between the relaxing Chiltern Hills area, and the lively bustle of London. High Wycombe is a fantastic place to live and study, offering the best of both worlds. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and outstanding natural beauty of the English countryside, with many options for hiking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. The town itself has all the amenities necessary to support a vibrant student population. There is a large shopping centre, many restaurants and cafes, friendly local pubs and bars and a highly renowned theatre with a program of live cultural events.
The Uxbridge campus is based at the edge of West London, and the Aylesbury campus is conveniently located in the countryside, a short one-hour journey from Central London. Each campus is readily accessible by bus or train with direct links to London and Oxford.