Buckinghamshire New University
|Buckinghamshire New University|
|Motto||Latin: Arte et industria|
|Motto in English||"By Art and Industry"|
|Established||2007 – gained University Status
1893 – Science and Art School
|Other students||125 FE|
|Location||High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Campus in Uxbridge, Middlesex
Buckinghamshire New University (formerly Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, and Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education) is a university in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The Vice-Chancellor is Prof Ruth Farwell. The Institution was a university college between 1999 and 2007, when it announced that its application for university status had been accepted.
The institution changed its name from "Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College" to its current name of "Buckinghamshire New University" ("Bucks") when its application for university status was approved in 2007 by the Privy Council. Proposed names such as "University of Wycombe", "University of High Wycombe", "High Wycombe University", "University of Buckinghamshire" and "Buckingham Chilterns University" were rejected. The chosen name was swiftly attacked by the University of Buckingham for using the county name. However, critics have argued that the 'New' element of the university's name will look out of place in the long-term.
Bucks had ambitious plans to consolidate its divided campuses into a purpose-built site near to Hughenden Park in High Wycombe on land previously owned by CompAir. While these plans fell through, the university changed plans to renovate and enlarge the main campus as well as consolidate both the Wellesbourne and Chalfont campuses onto the High Wycombe site. Additionally new halls of residence have been built at the Hughenden Park site.
The University has undertaken a major development of the High Wycombe Campus with a large structure, known as the Gateway, being built onto the front of the existing building. The building itself is based on a study of its contexts and the irregular urban gain of the town centre. It won a RIBA award in 2010. A state-of-the-art complex, it offers a rich mix of commercial-standard facilities, including a sports/events hall, fitness centre and performance lab, dance and drama studios, music recording studios and video production suites, a modern integrated learning resources centre and meeting and conference rooms.
The University currently consists of two campuses: High Wycombe Campus (previously belonging to the High Wycombe College of Art and Technology), and since 2009 a site in Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon, which is the base for its nursing students. The University in 2008 disposed of two existing campuses; the Chalfont Campus (near Little Chalfont) and the Wellesbourne Campus (near Hazlemere).
The university sponsor Wycombe Wanderers F.C. and London Wasps who play at the Adams Park Stadium; this agreement entitles all players of the teams to education from the university if they so wish.
Halls of residence 
Off-site student accommodation exists in High Wycombe town centre (Brook Street Halls) and (Hughenden Avenue).
The university has two main halls of residence. The older of the two is Brook Street Halls. It consist of 396 rooms, and is situated 5 minutes' walk from the University, across from the main bus station and Eden shopping centre; the other hall is Hughenden Park Student Village built in 2009, which is 15 minutes' walk from the University and town, and built near Hughenden Manor.
Departments and academics 
Several courses run at the university are rarities in British universities. The Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training is a revolutionary course offering students the opportunity to study for a professional pilots licence whilst undertaking university  studies in areas such as Globalization of the air transport industry with principal lecturer and course leader John Furley  and health safety and security for airlines and airports with former special air service (SAS) officer Nick Eade.  Many former students (including Virgin Atlantic deputy chief pilot David Brooks) have gone on to attain jobs as pilots in flying schools, charter companies and airlines around the world including Susi Air, Cathay Pacific, Quatar, BMI and Ryanair. The university offers several other innovative courses such as Airline and Airport Management, Music Management and Film and Television Production, as well as the extensive Furniture Design and Restoration, Textiles and Advertising departments are offered. The University is one of very few that has created a degree in Policing. The University also offers a foundation degree course in bed sales management, in partnership with bed manufacturer Dreams.
Trevor Baylis is a frequent guest lecturer, and was present at a 2004 graduation ceremony and graduate degree show; he received an honorary degree from the University in 2007, and was present at the official opening of the Gateway building in 2010.
League tables 
In the 2008/2009 year Bucks was ranked
- 108 out of 113 on The Times Good University Guide rankings
- 87 out of 113 on the complete university guide
- 109 out of 133 on the Guardian university guide
|Times Good University Guide||112th||108th|
|Guardian University Guide||112th||113th||113th||114th||107th||–||94th||105th||103rd||117th|
|Sunday Times University Guide||119th||113th||98th||102nd||112th||106th||103rd||93rd|
|The Complete University Guide||93rd||108th=||103rd||86th=|
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (September 2011)|
- Noel Fielding - Actor and Comedian
- Mohamed Mohamed - Big Brother 9 contestant
- Dave Brown - Comedian
- Veronica Carlson - Model and Actress
- Philip Koomen - Furniture designer
- Rebecca Stephens - Singer
- Fans of Kate - Band
- Otto Decker - English-U.S. soccer player
- Lucian Ercolani - Furniture Designer
- John Bolam - Artist
- Chris Joyce - Actor
See also 
- "Table 0a – All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2006/07" (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- Kealey, Terence (2007-11-13). "What's in a name? Our reputation, for a start". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
- Top architectural award for the Gateway
- "Selling beds is now degree course". BBC News. 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
- Bucks New University Official Site Retrieved November 2012
- "University Rankings League Table 2010 | Good University Guide – Times Online". London: Extras.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
- "University guide 2010: University league table | Education". The Guardian (London). 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
- "University ranking by institution". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2007-10-29.
- "The Sunday Times University League Table". The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 13 September 2009.
- "University ranking based on performance over 10 years" (PDF). The Times (London). 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
- "The Sunday Times University League Table" (PDF). The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- "The Complete University Guide 2011". Complete University Guide.
- "The Complete University Guide 2010". Complete University Guide.
- "The Independent University League Table". The Independent (London). 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
- Buckinghamshire New University – official website
- Bucks Students' Union
- Bucks Animation and VFX Course blog Retrieved January 2013