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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, also came fourth for student experience. … Read more >

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 … Read more >

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 … Read more >

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 … Read more >

Publication of the week: Jenna L. Gillett & Emily Mattacola

Gillett, Jenna L. & Emily Mattacola, “The moderating factors of neuroticism and extraversion in pain anticipation”, British Journal of Pain (2017). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2049463717728039. Gillett and Mattacola conducted a study to investigate how personality might affect how much people anticipate something … Read more >

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 … Read more >

Publication of the week: Professor Anthony Glees with James Ridley-Jones

Anthony Glees with James Ridley-Jones, “Viewpoint: The current challenges to UK national security and how they might be addressed”, Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers 25.1 (2017), 40-54. ISSN 1039-1525. This article offers a qualitative assessment of … Read more >

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 … Read more >

Publication of the week: Professor Susan Edwards

Edwards, S., “Protecting children and vulnerable adults from witchcraft and spirit possession: related violence, victimisation and other harms”, International Family Law, Policy and Practice 4.3 (Winter 2016), 31-40 This article explains the historical and legal background to the current position … Read more >

Publication of the week: Dr Ali Kabiri

Coffman, D.D. & A.K. Kabiri, “Fiscal systems and fiscal union: Historical variety and policy challenges”, in I. Cardinale, D.D. Coffman & R.Scazzieri (eds), The Political Economy of the Eurozone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), ch.13. ISBN: 978-1-107-12401-1. Criticism of over-reliance on monetary … Read more >

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