The University is listed on the Register of all English higher education providers officially registered by the Office for Students (OfS). The Register is a single, authoritative reference about a provider’s regulatory status. The Register can be accessed here.
A Condition of registration is that the University must publish certain documents:
- Access and Participation Plan
- Degree Outcomes Statement 2019/20
- Student Protection Plan
- Transparency Information
Additional documents, including policies, procedures and regulations can be accessed via our main policies webpage.
The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) is a national exercise, which assesses excellence in teaching at universities and colleges, and how each higher education provider ensures excellent outcomes for their students in terms of graduate-level employment or further study.
Please see the University's submission to the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework, where the University was pleased to be awarded Silver. The TEF Panel judged that the University delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and consistently exceeded rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education. You can find more out more about the Panel's judgement on the OfS website.
The University recognises the importance that it is beneficial to its employees to have representation by recognised Trade Unions. Trade Union representatives are granted reasonable time off during working hours to undertake union duties; these are set out in the following agreement.
The following Trade Unions are represented at Bucks New University:
- UCU - University and College Union
In accordance with the Trade Union Act 2016, the University publishes an annual report of Trade Union facility time:
At Bucks New University we are committed to making it easier for students and the wider public to access information that we publish about us and the courses we offer.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has specified the information that higher education providers should make available online or by request.
The following information comprises what is termed the Wider Information Set (WIS).
Information on institutional context
- Strategic Plan 2016-2021
- Statement of quality assurance and processes
- Information on academic partnerships: Full partnership agreements are confidential, but the partner register and webpage give details of the partnership. For further details please contact the Academic Registry
- Employability statement
Information about aspects of courses and awards
- Information on courses is generally available via our Course Search. Course pages include an overview of the course, details and entry requirements, module titles, fees, accreditation (where relevant), and information on career prospects
- Programme Specifications can be downloaded from individual course webpages (accessible via the Search function)
- Module descriptors are not routinely published but are available on request from the Academic Registry.
- Results of internal surveys are available for internal use only
- Partnership agreements, links with awarding bodies / delivery partners
Information on the quality and standards of programmes
- Procedures for programme approval (Approval of Academic Provision / Validation). Outcomes of programme approvals are not currently published but are available on request from the Academic Registry
- Procedures for programme monitoring and review (Annual Monitoring). Outcomes of programme review are not currently published but are available on request from the Academic Registry
- External examining procedures. See also the external examiner webpages
- Policies for student complaints, appeals and representation. See also the Academic Advice webpages. Outcomes of complaints and appeals are available internally only.
The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is to promote openness and accountability across the public sector, by providing members of the public with a right of access to information held by public-sector organisations.
Within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Information Commissioner is responsible for promoting public access to official information. You can contact the Information Commissioner by telephone on 01625 545 745 or online from the Information Commissioner's Office website.
In Scotland, the Scottish Information Commissioner performs this function, and can be contacted by telephone on 01334 464610, or online from the Scottish Information Commissioner's website.
As a publicly-funded institution, Buckinghamshire New University is subject to the Freedom of Information Act. If you want to request information from the University, you should first look at our publication scheme document. Or you can email FOIofficer@bucks.ac.uk for this document.
If the information you want does not appear in the Scheme, you can send your request in writing to:
The Freedom of Information Officer
Buckinghamshire New University
Queen Alexandra Road
We will, within 20 days of our receipt of your request, tell you if we hold the information you want, and provide that information to you, subject to certain exemptions.
Legal name and correspondence address:
Buckinghamshire New University
High Wycombe Campus
Bucks New University
For links to constitutional documents and for information on Council membership and responsibilities please see the useful links and related documents on the right hand menu.
Consolidated financial statements can be accessed via our Public Information pages. Information will be updated annually within 6 months of the end of the financial year.
All universities in the UK are subject to regular reviews and monitoring visits from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). You can read our latest review report by visiting qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports.
The QAA Quality Mark is awarded to higher education providers who are QAA subscribers and who have met or exceeded the UK expectations for quality and standards in their recent review by QAA.
Our most recent review resulted in the following judgements with regards to our standards and quality:
- Confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the academic standards that it offers.
- Confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to students.
For further information about the QAA please visit qaa.ac.uk.