New Students

We are so excited that you are going to be studying here at Bucks New University.

There are a few things that you’ll need to start preparing ready for your arrival. As you prepare for the start of your course, please look through our joining instructions which will guide you through the enrolment process, introduce you to our student support and services, and provide you with information about your first week here at Bucks.

if you're a new student joining us in the first year, you will be able to download your joining instructions and welcome guide from this page once available.

You will be invited to attend an enrolment session during your induction week which will be included in your joining instructions. It is essential that you bring photographic proof of identification with you, preferably your current passport and proof of your UK immigration permission issued by the Home Office. You should also bring with you any copies of your relevant qualifications which have not been confirmed by UCAS.

At Bucks, settling into your new surrounding will be easy, thanks to our range of comfortable halls of residence. If you're a full-time first year student and you apply for accommodation, we can guarantee you a place in one of our High Wycombe halls. Our accommodation service can also help with looking for private rentals, if you would prefer to live off campus.

Tuition fees are a key matter for all students, and it is important you are familiar with how to pay and what support may be available to you. We charge our tuition fees once a year, at the start of each year of study – and these fees are subject to change annually. Some courses also have additional costs associated with them, and it’s important you familiarise yourself with these so that you can budget accordingly. Further budgeting advice can be found here.

If you’re a postgraduate student there’s a range of ways you can secure funding for postgraduate courses here at Bucks, including sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans.

If you have not applied for funding or you are not eligible for funding, you must ensure that all tuition fees are paid to the University.

Studying at Bucks isn’t only about earning a degree. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find a club, society or team to be part of – through our vibrant Students’ Union. Not to mention countless other opportunities you can get involved in outside your course, like volunteering and skills workshops – and a packed and varied events calendar.

The Learning Development Unit (LDU) at Bucks is a team of highly experienced academics who specialise in working with students to help them get the most out of their studies, whatever their course, level or background.

As a new student, you may like to consider attending one or more of our 'Headstart' courses, which run in September before the start of the academic year. These courses are aimed at providing new students with the opportunity to develop valuable university level academic skills, meet new friends and find out more about living and studying in High Wycombe before they arrive to begin their studies:

  • The four-day Headstart course (with residential option) includes sessions on academic writing, critical reading and note-making, time management and presentation skills
  • The one-day workshop (run on Saturdays) focuses on the process of preparing for and completing written assignments

Find out more about Headstart and book a place on one or more of the courses

The LDU also works with students throughout the year, offering one-to-one tutorials to individuals to support their academic development and a range of workshops aimed at developing essential academic skills. Look out for the sessions designed specifically for first year students once you have arrived and make sure you don’t miss out!

Our student support services can help you maintain your health and wellbeing while studying at Bucks. Our facilities include a Counselling service – offering support for any emotional or personal issue you might be facing, Disability service – inclusive of all long term disabilities including mental health support, and Faith advice and pastoral support through the multi-faith chaplaincy.

Independent advice and guidance is also available from the Student’ Union Advice Centre. Everything is completely confidential, and we offer services at both the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses.

Have key library information at your fingertips 24/7. Check opening times, book a study room, check which books you have on loan, access your Digital Reading Lists and find useful contact information on the move. Keep in touch with our social media and see some of the latest books we have bought for you, all in one convenient place.

Download the Library app from the iTunes store

Download the Library app from the Google Play store

Timetables will be available from Wednesday 5th September 2018.