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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 … Read more >

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 … Read more >

Hypochondriacs tolerate pain in same way as anyone else, study finds

People who suffer anxiety and hypochondria are just as likely to tolerate pain as anyone else, research suggests. Previous studies have suggested that hypochondriacs are more susceptible to pain and have a lower threshold or tolerance for it than those … Read more >

From flea-ridden stray to honorary graduate, meet Dennis the University of Buckingham campus cat

He is so well-known amongst students and staff at the University of Buckingham that a Facebook group called “the adventures of Dennis the cat” started to document his sightings by an undergraduate has attracted hundreds of followers. His owners, Sophie … Read more >

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 … 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 >

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