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Buckinghamshire New University has risen in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We were one of only nine institutions in the South East’s 19 universities to move up the league table​

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• Overall satisfaction has risen by 2% since last year and is above the sector average at 83%.

• The total number of courses with 100% overall satisfaction rising from five to seven: BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy (for the third year running); BA (Hons) Fashion Design (for the second year running); BA (Hons) Audio and Music Production; BA (Hons) Business and Finance; BA (Hons) Marketing; BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching; and Foundation Degree (Arts) Early Years Practice.
• Buckinghamshire New University’s Students’ Union has ranked in the UK’s top 3.
• The university is in the top 20 of all UK Universities when all 27 questions are averaged and 3rd among Universities in London and the South-East.
• It ranks 3rd in England for the learning opportunities it offers students and 8th in the UK for the advice it offers students about their study choices.
• In London and the South East, Bucks is in the top 10 for overall satisfaction; the sense of community its students experience; its quality of teaching; satisfaction with
assessment and feedback; and the academic support it offers.
• Joint first in the UK for Finance; second for overall satisfaction in Sports Science in London and the South East; and third for overall satisfaction in Mental Health Nursing in the UK.

Guardian University Guide 2021

• Buckinghamshire New University has climbed 28 places in the latest Guardian University Guide which represents the 9th highest rise across all UK universities.
• Bucks is also a top-three climber in England, and we have ascended at a greater pace than 34 of the 36 universities in London and the South East.
• We continue to be very highly-regarded for the resources that we invest to support our students, and I’m proud that we rank 13th highest in the UK for our expenditure in this area.
• On average, the University climbed in the rankings by almost 13 places at subject level. This is the 7th highest average climb rate of all the 120 UK universities
included in the Guide.
• We improved our ranking in more than 10 out of the 14 (71%) Guide’s subject areas, giving us the 10th best performance across all UK universities.
• Bucks New University is the fastest-climbing university (up 22 places) for Accounting & Finance, ranking 25th in the UK, and 3rd in the South East.
• We’re up 20 places to 14th for Business, Management and Marketing; and we rank 10th (up 14 places) for Sociology in London and South East.
• In London and South East, Bucks is also a top 10 for university for Accounting and Finance; Computer Science and Information Studies; Fashion and Textiles; Hospitality, Events Management & Tourism; Sociology; and Sports Science.
• For Post 92 Universities, we have climbed 41 places to 21st for Business,
Management and Marketing; and 42 places to 8th for Accounting and Finance.
• An impressive climb of 63 places ranks Bucks as 53rd out of all business schools which represents the second highest rise in the UK for this area.

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

• Buckinghamshire New University has risen again this year and is one of only nine institutions in the South East’s 19 universities to move up the league table.
• We’re a top 25 university for teaching quality (up 11 places)
• Bucks has moved up 5 places to 34th for student experience
• We rank 37th for the amount we spend on services and facilities
• Rise of 9 places for graduate prospects
• 3rd lowest dropout rate for students from deprived areas. This achievement highlights our strength in supporting all Bucks students to succeed, underpinning our mission to widen participation through the transformative education we provide. Matt/Stephen to confirm LH is correct with this stat
• 6th highest in the UK for the number of mature students in our diverse University community

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3 rd for Business Studies (out of 119)

20th for Communication and Media Studies (out of 95)

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a top 25 university for teaching quality

4 th in the UK for Accounting and Finance

3rd lowest dropout rate for students

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11th lowest black attainment gap across UK universities.

Bucks ranks 1st in the UK for:

• The course providing opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics • Marking and assessment being fair • Being able to contact staff when needed • Good advice available for study choices on courses • Timetable works effectively • Staff good at explaining things • Timely feedback on work • Helpful comments on work • Sufficient advice and guidance • Teaching on the course • Learning opportunities • Assessment and feedback • Organisation and management • Students being provided with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in dept