Press Releases

1 May 2019

Huge success at first Buckingham History Festival

Hundreds of people, including many locals, flocked to the first ever Buckingham History Festival this weekend. There was a capacity audience in the Vinson Building lecture theatre for distinguished historian David Starkey’s talk – Henry VIII and The First Brexit.…

29 April 2019

A Buckingham Law student has been named as a finalist in a national legal competition

Charley-Anne Gordon beat competition from budding lawyers across the country to be named on the shortlist for the annual Future Legal Mind Award. The 21-year-old is in the final year of her Law degree at the University of Buckingham and…

23 April 2019

Law School students experience a day at MK Magistrates Court

Students from the University of Buckingham’s Law School were invited to Milton Keynes Magistrates Court to watch court cases and listen to talks presented by Magistrates. The court visit took place on April 10, and eight students attended. On arrival,…

23 April 2019

Legend Times, the UK-based group of independent publishing companies, has acquired the majority shareholding in University of Buckingham Press

Founder and former Managing Director of University of Buckingham Press (UBP), Christopher Woodhead, has led the press since 2005 and will step aside after the handover. The university will continue to own 25%. UBP will continue to grow its wide…

12 April 2019

Ground-breaking computing and AI centre comes to University of Buckingham

Four new courses will be launched at a pioneering Computing and Centre for AI at Buckingham thanks to a £2m donation. The University has been awarded £2m by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), which will enable it to build…

11 April 2019

Two universities on opposite sides of the world unite to announce partnership plans

The Vice Chancellors of the University of Buckingham and Bond University, this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Bond’s Gold Coast campus, outlining plans to exchange students and work towards research collaborations and the development of join international degree.…

11 April 2019

Year five students have helped the first cohort of medical students through their final exams

Seven children from Swanbourne House School assisted with University of Buckingham’s Medical School students’ simulation-style exam. The exam took place at the University of Buckingham’s Medical Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital on March 22. Each of the year five…

2 April 2019

Buckingham’s School of Computing has been awarded re-accreditation by a prestigious IT body

Buckingham’s School of Computing has been awarded re-accreditation by a prestigious IT body. British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, has accredited all of the University of Buckingham’s School of Computing’s undergraduate programmes for fully meeting the academic…

28 March 2019

Britain’s leading professional historians are set to attend Buckingham’s first History Festival

Taking place on April 27 and 28, the festival will be held on the picturesque grounds of the University of Buckingham and will host top speakers such as distinguished historian of Tudor England David Starkey prize-winning author and historian Jessie…

28 March 2019

Computing Strengthening Collaborative Research and Development with TenD Innovations

As a part of our research partnership with Ten-D Innovations, Dr. Alaa AlZoubi, Research Fellow of TenD Buckingham Research and Development Centre, has recently made his second research visit to Shanghai, China. The primary aim of the visit was to…

25 March 2019

Buckingham Law Professor is featured in an exhibition celebrating the achievements of women in the local area

Barrister, human rights lawyer, feminist legal scholar, activist and Professor of Law at the University of Buckingham Susan Edwards features in the Old Gaol Mighty Women exhibition. Her ground-breaking work in law and fight for the rights of marginalised individuals…

7 March 2019

Part-time Law programme turns 25

The University of Buckingham’s LLB Law Programme is ranked in the top 20 in the Guardian University Guide 2019, welcoming many locals from Buckingham and Milton Keynes. Since 2005, 47% of their students have come from Buckingham, including its surrounding…

7 March 2019

Lord Mark Malloch Brown and Sir Anthony Seldon announce the launch of new Centre for United Nations Studies

Europe’s first Centre for United Nations Studies, based at the University of Buckingham, has been launched. It will aim to highlight the importance of the UN among students globally and aid the peacekeeping body as it adapts to ongoing ever-changing…

6 March 2019

Children use the word stress on a daily basis

Stress is now a common word amongst children, new research reveals, with some even saying that virtual assistants, such as Alexa, handle it better than parents because they are calmer. The new findings, by author and behaviour coach Lorraine Thomas,…

5 March 2019

Local restaurant and pub steal the show at awards

Local restaurant and pub steal the show at awards and show Buckingham has the best entertainment on offer. Pizza restaurant Louis has been awarded Restaurant of the Year and the Mitre has been named Pub of the Year at the…

27 February 2019

Très bien! French students are top of the class

University of Buckingham students have proved they’re top of the class in the first round of University Challenge in French. Four students from one of the smallest universities in the country have won against the much larger University of East…

19 February 2019

Return of the Wellbeing Walk after last year’s success

Following the success of the last year’s Wellbeing Walk, Town and Gown are coming together for a second “walk and talk” around scenic Buckingham to discuss what more can be done to improve our community’s wellbeing. The theme for the…

19 February 2019

A Buckingham Entrepreneur student has helped to revamp a local businesswoman’s company setting her up for success

Students from the University’s Masters in Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice course have helped Lisa Adams, owner of Lisa Adams Cakes, take her cake-making business to the next level. As part of their entrepreneurial studies the students evaluated her previous company…

7 February 2019

Buckingham bucks the trend for admissions

Buckingham is bucking the trend with applications by being up 25% at a time where UK figures for admission are almost static, a report by UCAS reveals. The report published by UCAS shows that there has been a record number of international…

1 February 2019

Buckingham praised for its high standards in the Lords

The University of Buckingham has been commended in the House of Lords during a debate on two-year degrees. A former Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham, Lord Luce, said: “Buckingham is near the top or often at the top for student satisfaction according to the National…

30 January 2019

Prep school children more likely to talk in Cockney than the Queen’s English

Far from being the Queen’s English, prep school language shows that it has its origins in Cockney Rhyming Slang, research from the University of Buckingham reveals. The new findings, by Professorial Research Fellow in Humanities at the University of Buckingham, Graeme Davis, show…

28 January 2019

UK’s first Data Science apprenticeship at Masters Level

The University of Buckingham has launched the country’s first ever Data Science apprenticeship at Masters Level to combat an urgent shortage of people with skills in this area. It will be first time the University of Buckingham has offered an…

21 December 2018

University of Buckingham Lecturer wins international photography award

Visiting Lecturer in Photojournalism, Justine Kibler beats over 300 entries to win an international award for her photograph of a school girl discussing sexual harassment. The winning image displays the extraordinary moment a young girl stands up in front of…

10 December 2018

UK first: University of Buckingham health sciences campus opens in Crewe

The University of Buckingham has signed a landmark international deal to open a new health science campus in Crewe, Cheshire, in a UK first. Welcoming UK and international students from September 2019, the facility will offer degrees in Biomedical Sciences…

6 December 2018

Engineers drill hole in the Stonehenge structure

University of Buckingham archaeologist David Jacques has called for an investigation after Highways Agency engineers accidentally drilled a hole through a 6,000-year-old structure at Stonehenge while carrying out a survey for the proposed tunnel. The area, Blick Mead, is the earliest…

28 November 2018

Buckingham launches new centre for economics and entrepreneurship

The University of Buckingham has unveiled its new £8 million Vinson Building which will house the Vinson Centre for Economics and Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in the UK. The opening ceremony was led by the Lord Vinson and…

9 November 2018

Healthy lifestyle sessions to take centre stage at Freshers 2019

The University of Buckingham is increasing its focus on healthy lifestyle information sessions for students to underline its policy of encouraging young people to flourish personally as well as academically during their studies. Interactive workshops, which take place during Freshers…

19 October 2018

Spot the signs – Staff to get mental health first aid training

Every member of staff at the University of Buckingham will be given mental health first aid training so they can spot signs of potential distress among students. All university employees – from professors to support staff – will be enrolled…

18 October 2018

UK’s First Institute for Ethical AI in Education Launches at Speakers’ House

A new Institute for Ethical AI in Education (IEAIED), based at the University of Buckingham, and launched at Speakers’ House, will tackle the hazards young people face due to the unduly rapid growth of new technology. It is being led…

21 September 2018

Cream of the crop – Buckingham ranked in UK top ten

The University of Buckingham has ranked in the UK top ten for Teaching Excellence and Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The University’s strength in student satisfaction has been a major factor in this…

3 September 2018

Buckingham joins campaign to outlaw essay mills

The University of Buckingham has joined a campaign to ban essay mills. Essay mills are organisations that provide custom-written essays to students to enable them to cheat in academic assessments by submitting the work as their own. As the work…

31 August 2018

Students win prestigious award for Sony business proposal

University of Buckingham students are set to meet Richard Branson after winning a prestigious global award,  StudentLifeStart People’s Choice Challenge , for creating a system for streaming film and videos for undergraduates. The competition encouraged students to come up with a…

13 March 2018

Vice Chancellor to help improve Saudi education

Vice-Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon has accepted an unpaid Government role as Special Representative for Education for the UK Saudi programme. It includes providing intellectual leadership and a strategic steer to the UK / Saudi education partnership, working closely with both…

6 March 2018

Professor David Jacques wins Current Archaeology award for the Best Research Project of the Year

University of Buckingham archaeologist Professor David Jacques has won the most prestigious archaeology award in the country for his pioneering work at Stonehenge. He received the largest number of votes in the annual Current Archaeology award for the Best Research…

20 February 2018

University and Milton Keynes Hospital launch new £8.5m Academic Centre

HRH The Duke of Kent officially has officially opened a £8.5m Milton Keynes University Hospital Academic Centre which cements a partnership between the University and the hospital. The University was honoured to have His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Bin…

5 February 2018

University of Buckingham archaeologist fears plans for a tunnel at Stonehenge will destroy unique archaeological site

The Government decided in September to go ahead with a tunnel at Stonehenge but did not assess the environmental impact of the archaeological site Blick Mead – a mile and a half away – the only place in Great Britain that can trace people…

19 January 2018

Buckingham praised for its high standards in QAA review

Buckingham has received glowing praise for the high standard of its provision from the QAA and has met expectations in all four categories of its Higher Education Review, the first for five years. The review panel was particularly impressed by…

16 January 2018

University of Buckingham invests £100k in local state schools

The University of Buckingham is today writing to Headteachers of all state schools in Buckinghamshire County Council inviting them to nominate colleagues for a brand new £100k scholarship scheme. As one of the leading providers of teacher training in the…

15 November 2017

University of Buckingham lecturer wins one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes

A University of Buckingham lecturer and his daughter have won one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes for a fascinating book that explores the relationship between the book of Revelation and how it is interpreted in art, music and…

19 October 2017

Almost half of teenagers have been victims of cyber-bullying yet parents are worryingly ignorant when it comes to online behaviour

Disturbing new research by the University of Buckingham and Sir John Cass’s Foundation reveals that almost half (43%) of teenagers have been the victims of cyberbullying and that adults are worryingly ignorant about their children’s online behaviour and experiences. The…

22 September 2017

Buckingham tops rankings for Teaching Quality for the third year running

The University of Buckingham has come top for the third year running for teaching quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Buckingham, the only independent university in the rankings came second to Oxford for having…

21 September 2017

Sir Anthony Seldon calls for UK to set up positive universities to tackle the mental health crisis

Vice-Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon has drawn up a 10-point plan for the creation of ‘positive universities’ based on the approaches used by positive psychology in order to tackle the mental health crisis. Sir Anthony launched the country’s first positive university…

12 September 2017

Robots will replace teachers in the next ten years, Vice-Chancellor reveals

Robots will replace teachers in the classroom within the next ten years according to Sir Anthony Seldon, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, who will release a new book on the impact of AI on education, titled “The Fourth Revolution.” He said programmes…

5 September 2017

University celebrates construction of the Vinson Centre for Liberal Economics and Entrepreneurship

Construction of the University of Buckingham’s new Vinson Centre for Liberal Economics and Entrepreneurship was celebrated at a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday. The building will provide a focal point for campus for the first time. It will house a coffee…

16 August 2017

Two-year degrees make for livelier minds, says Sir Anthony Seldon

A slow pace of study leaves too many bored first year students drinking and lying in bed, according to leading vice chancellor. Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor at The University of Buckingham and previous headmaster of Wellington college in Berkshire, said…

9 August 2017

University of Buckingham tops the National Student Survey (NSS) for Student Satisfaction

The University of Buckingham has come top in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for the eighth time since it started taking part 12 years ago. Britain’s first not-for-profit independent university, which recently celebrated its…

28 June 2017

University of Buckingham appoints Rory Tapner as new Chair of Council and Mary Curnock Cook as strategic adviser

The University of Buckingham is delighted to announce that former Coutts Chief Executive Rory Tapner has been appointed as the new Chair of its Council and former Chief Executive of UCAS Mary Curnock Cook is joining as a strategic adviser.…

22 June 2017

University of Buckingham gets gold standard in teaching excellence awards

The University of Buckingham has come at the top of the rankings in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings. The government has assessed universities on six key criteria including teaching quality, academic support, student progression, employability and success and…

26 May 2017

University of Buckingham forms new partnership with MK Lightning

Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Buckingham. This comes as the club embarks on the exciting challenge of competing in the top tier of UK ice hockey for the first…

17 March 2017

Graduation 2017

Students and their families are coming from all four corners of the world to celebrate Graduation at Buckingham. Five new Honorary Graduates have been named by the University and they will have their honours conferred on them during the Graduation…

2 February 2017

Local enterprise funding for the University’s new Vinson Centre

Buckingham has been awarded £3m by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) which will enable it to build a new centre which will become the hub of the University. The new Vinson Centre for Liberal Economics and Entrepreneurship will…

2 February 2017

Buckingham bucks the UCAS trend

The University of Buckingham has bucked the national trend with a gigantic 25% rise in admissions over the last year, one of the biggest increases in the country. New figures reveal that applications to UCAS are down 5% sector-wide this…

25 January 2017

University of Buckingham to become Europe’s first Positive University

Buckingham is to become Europe’s first positive university by adopting the approach of positive psychology among staff and students to enable them to be happier, feel more engaged with learning and develop a purpose in their lives while studying and…

13 December 2016

University mourns the loss of Joanna Seldon

Joanna Seldon, the wife of Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, has passed away after a long illness. Sir Anthony said: “She had an incurable cancer for several years, enduring frequent long periods in hospital with incredible…

10 October 2016

Sir Anthony Seldon calls for Well-being League Table in Schools on a par with Exam League Table

The Government must immediately adopt league table indicators for measuring well-being in our schools – only by doing so will the epidemic of mental health and suicide amongst the young be averted. The Government risks being accused of wilful negligence…

6 October 2016

Earliest journey in British history unearthed

Prehistoric mans’ best friend was a dog, it seems – evidence of the earliest journey in British history has been uncovered by University of Buckingham and University of Durham researchers which points to a dog and people coming to the…

19 September 2016

Buckingham leads the way for campus safety

Buckingham is once again leading the way for having one of the safest campuses in the country, according to TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk. For the third time the University and surrounding area is one of the most crime-free, the rankings reveal. Buckingham comes…

8 September 2016

Unbeatable line-up for inaugural Buckingham Festival of Higher Education

THE inaugural University of Buckingham Festival of Higher Education launches today (8 September 2016) – the first HE event of its kind to cover all aspects of Higher Education. It is being launched by Vice-Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon, who six…

10 August 2016

University of Buckingham tops National Student Survey for student satisfaction with highest ever score

The University of Buckingham has come top in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for the seventh time since it started taking part 11 years ago and achieved its highest score ever. Britain’s first not-for-profit…

3 August 2016

Buckingham first official club partner of MK Dons

The University of Buckingham has become an Official Club Partner of MK Dons football team. The two-year deal will see the educational institution, which has launched the country’s first independent medical school in partnership with Milton Keynes University Hospital, become…

11 January 2016

New Director of the Institute of International Monetary Research

Dr Juan Castañeda has become the first full-time Director of the Institute of International Monetary Research. Dr Castañeda, currently a lecturer in economics at the University of Buckingham, has extensive experience researching in monetary policy and central banking. In particular,…