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About us

We are a modern university, driving professional and creative excellence characterised by our commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience.

Our vision at Bucks is to be a leading influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of our students and their chosen industries. Within a welcoming and supportive environment, we deliver high-quality scholarship, focused research and professional practice.

Our mission is to put our students first and work responsively to inspire and nurture talent for a range of careers. To achieve this we collaborate with a variety of partners regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that our graduates are ready for the world of work, and that we are able to meet the current and future demands of employers.

Our applied research and knowledge transfer activities inform our curriculum, enable notable outputs and develop the opportunity for employer engagement. This partnership approach keeps us relevant and ensures our students are prepared for the real life challenges of the 21st century workplace.

Our Strategic plans:
2010-15 Strategic plan (pdf format)
2010-15 summary booklet (pdf format).

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Facts and Figures

Bucks won Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) at the 2015 Student Nursing Times Awards.

We were shortlisted for a 2015 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) in the 'Outstanding Student Services’ category.

Bucks Students' Union ranked 12th Best Students’ Union in the NSS 2015 Survey.

We were shortlisted for the 2014 Prospects Awards in the ‘Best Website’, ‘Best University Campaign’ and ‘Best International Campaign’ categories.

We became a Stonewall Diversity Champion in 2012.

We achieved the Carbon Trust Standard in 2011 and have so far achieved 43% of our targets for 2020. Visit to discover more.

Bucks Students' Union won a Best Bar None Gold Award 2010 in recognition of being one of the best Students' Union venues in the UK, and has consistently won further awards each year

We became a Fairtrade university in 2009, and continue to retain this status.

High Wycombe is the proud recipient of a Purple Flag award.