Novos Journal

Novos, Bucks Research and Impact Journal, provides a forum to disseminate research, impact, knowledge exchange, commentary, scholarly work and is an edited journal published by Buckinghamshire New University

Current Issue

Novos - Bucks Research and Impact Journal Number 1

Banal Truths and Beautiful Lies. Why do we cling to untruths? Truth is perhaps less a matter of facts than of feelings. This article discusses two canonical literary texts to illustrate psychic attachment to unenlightened world views and the productive potential of misreading. It develops the discussion with reference to Freud’s ‘The Wolf Man’ and Marshall Berman’s creative use of the (mis)translated phrase from Marx: ‘all that is solid melts into air’. Dr Simon Lee-Price

Consumer Preferences for Veneer in Wood Products in Malaysia.This study provides an insight into preferences for wood veneer among value-added wood products manufacturers and gives useful insights into the relevant marketing strategies for future product development. Chin Khoon Ark, Jegatheswaran Ratnasingham, Hazirah Ab Latib, Lim Choon Liat, Florin Ioras

Functional Value in higher education: perspectives from students studying business management degrees in the UK. The recent changes to the higher education policy focus on enabling quasi-markets through greater institutional competition and the empowerment of students, underpinned by changes to higher education funding.  The cost-sharing policies and the subsequent empowerment of students have offered a new space for assertive students in higher education, who continue to seek value-for-money in their educational choice. In this context, using both the education and marketing literature, this article outlines the successive United Kingdom governments’ focus on student choice and examines the concept of perceived value and the process by which students evaluate value from their study experiences. Dr John Mariampillai

Novos Research Journal

Novos (Print)     ISSN 2633-285X Novos (Online)  ISSN 2633-2868

Novos provides a forum to disseminate research, impact, knowledge exchange, commentary, scholarly work and is an edited journal published by Buckinghamshire New University. We invite contributions from external and internal authors, with the aim of giving a voice to early-career researchers and scholars. It welcomes thought-provoking scholarly contributions that offer some of the following characteristics:

  • A focus on application of knowledge, and relevance of research to practice, policy and/or work; and the wider sector
  • Explicit engagement with the local community and with national and international contexts and debates
  • Discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research and scholarship

Novos is positioned at the interface between theory and practice. It discusses practical issues with reference to evidence, both empirical and scholarly; and links empirical findings and theoretical insights to the practice. Submissions need to align with one of the following categories:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Policy
  • Discipline research
  • Impact
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Practice and work

Further submission information is found in Instructions to authors or find further details on the Bucks Intranet (for staff) or contact us directly ResearchUnit@bucks.ac.uk.