Our Future

At Bucks, students are at the heart of all that we do. We have exciting plans for the future to make our facilities and service even more inspiring and rewarding for everyone who studies with us.

We will build on our excellent reputation to extend our role as a hub for learning, reaching out to local, national and international communities. And we also want to develop our reputation for research and enterprise, across academic and professional disciplines.

A new digital space

To inspire young people to move into exciting and rewarding careers, we are working in partnership with Aylesbury College to create a new centre to support start-up businesses in the digital sector. The facilities will include a cyber-security suite and a virtual reality engineering design studio. Businesses will be able to get advice, support and space to help them grow and thrive.

We want to see a transformative culture where innovation, creativity and enterprise flourish. Our graduates are going to change the world. They will have an exciting future, and so will Bucks.

Our vision

Our vision is simple. We want to become a leading university for professional and creative education and applied research. That’s why we are carefully developing our course portfolios to make sure they are what students need, and will help them on the way to fulfilling employment.

There are three main strands to our vision: education, research and our people.

For education, we are crafting accessible university learning to transform lives and nurture the abilities in our graduates to change the world. We want to stretch and challenge our students to succeed, and will build strong partnerships with organisations to give our students unprecedented opportunities.

In terms of research, we will increase and improve the amount of staff research to gain an even stronger reputation for excellence. Our research and enterprise activity will enrich and enhance our students’ experiences, and we will develop cross-disciplinary research to create innovative thinking.

Our people will help to drive these changes. We will make sure that our employees have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. We will invest in an advanced digital infrastructure to encourage new and improved ways of working. Thanks to the continued dedication of all of our staff, we will make a real difference to our students’ lives.