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University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham holds a unique position in UK Higher Education. We were the first independent university in the UK to receive a Royal Charter, and this status has given us the freedom to be distinctive and put our students first. We provide our students with a personalised learning experience.

The University offers an attractive and stimulating environment in which to work. Buckingham is a small higher education institution with approximately 2000 students. We are fully committed to providing personal, small group teaching for our students and pride ourselves on delivering one of the best staff-student ratios in British Higher Education. We employ over 300 permanent staff, as well as visiting lecturers. There are Schools of Study in Business, Education, Humanities, Law and Science and the UK's first private Medical School.

The University occupies two main sites set in attractive surroundings, within easy reach of the historic and picturesque conservation town centre of Buckingham. The campus is not far from the M1 and M40 Motorways and there is a regular coach service direct to Oxford and Cambridge.

“We are absolutely delighted to have received the coveted ‘Gold’ rating in the Government’s first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017, one of only 35 universities to achieve this. We were named first in The Times and Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide’ for Teaching Quality in 2016, 2017 and 2018. We also continue to lead the way in Student Satisfaction, consistently coming top or near top of the National Student Survey (NSS). Buckingham is, quite simply, one of the best universities in the country for students and I am honoured to be the Vice-Chancellor of such a fine institution.”

–Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor

Key Facts

  • TEF Gold Award
  • Royal Charter Company
  • 2000 Students
  • 300 Permanent Staff
  • 1st in Times ‘Good University Guide’ for Teaching Quality
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