Opportunities to tap into

There’s a lot going on around our campuses to help you settle in quickly and feel part of life here. You won’t be short of ways to pursue your interests, develop your skills and grow your network.

We’re lucky to have one of the top 3 Students’ Unions (NSS 2020) in the UK. You’ll automatically become a member, and you can take part in everything from sports to skills courses to social events through our comprehensive Big Deal scheme.

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union has developed our exclusive Big Deal package. We offer free events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. And we’re the only university in the UK

to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all designed to enrich your university experience. It’s a big deal! Find out more on our Students’ Union page or watch our video.

If you’re looking to keep fit, as well as a large selection of sports clubs, we have an onsite, state-of-the gym, with equipment to suit every exerciser’s fitness needs and goals.

For students for whom religion is an important part of life, our multi-faith chaplaincy can provide a much-needed spiritual home. We welcome student and staff of all faiths to our varied programme of worship, social events and other activities.

Our careers and employment service can help you prepare for the world of work and start planning your career, from the time you arrive. They can also help with finding part-time work to fit in alongside your course if you want to boost your finances.

If you are here on a Tier 4 visa, your work conditions, including how many hours you can work, are printed on your Biometric Residence Permit. You can usually work up to 20 hours a week during term time (and full-time during the holidays).

Those restrictions don’t apply to EU students, but for all students it’s important to strike the right balance and not take on too much outside your studies.

You could also think about becoming one of our student ambassadors. It’s a great way to learn new skills, meet other students and add work experience to your CV, while earning some extra money.