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University mourns death of John Blundell

28 July 2014

It is with very great regret that the University has learned of the untimely death of John Blundell. John was a distinguished Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs and was closely associated with the work of the Institute…

Publication of the week: Dr Philip Fine

21 July 2014

Fine, P.A. & Ginsborg, J., “Making myself understood: perceived factors affecting the intelligibility of sung text”, Frontiers in Psychology 5 (2014). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00809. Singing is universal, and understanding sung words is thought to be important for many listeners’ enjoyment of vocal…

Publication of the week: Suleyman Al-Showarah, Naseer Al-Jawad & Harin Sellahewa

14 July 2014

Al-Showarah, S., N. Al-Jawad & H. Sellahewa, “Effects of User Age on Smartphone and Tablet Use, Measured with an Eye-Tracker via Fixation Duration, Scan-Path Duration, and Saccades Proportion”, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge (Lecture Notes…

Vice-Chancellor Retires

4 July 2014

An announcement by Dr Robert Vanderplank, Chairman of Council, University of Buckingham. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Terence Kealey, has informed me of his intention to retire at the end of this term. During his 13 years of outstanding, dynamic leadership Professor…

Publication of the week: Dr Katie Campbell

4 July 2014

Campbell, K., British Gardens in Time: The Greatest Gardens and the People Who Shaped Them (London: Frances Lincoln, 2014). 224 pp.  ISBN: 978-0-711-23576-2. Gardens have long been seen as markers of social status, wealth and taste, but they also reveal…

University top of the class for graduate prospects

3 July 2014

The University of Buckingham is top for graduate prospects, according to new figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The number of students taking first degrees who got jobs in 2012/13 is 97.3%, which is the highest ranking…

Publication of the week: Professor Judith Bray

30 June 2014

Judith Bray, Unlocking Land Law (4th ed., London: Routledge, 2014). ISBN: 978-1-444-109116-0. Unlocking Land Law is part of the Unlocking the Law series of very popular textbooks previously published by Hodder and now published by Routledge. The new edition has…

The Royal Society publishes CEER report

26 June 2014

Teacher provision in the physical sciences and mathematics has been a long-standing and deep-seated problem in many countries. As part of its Vision for Science and Mathematics Education project, The Royal Society commissioned Professor Alan Smithers and Dr Pamela Robinson…

Buckingham is the safest place to study

24 June 2014

Buckingham the safest place to study in England and Wales, analysis by TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk reveals. Students at the University of Buckingham are in the most crime-free environment in England and Wales, according to a national survey of student-relevant offences. Compiled from…

Knighthoods for University of Buckingham current and former academics

23 June 2014

Dr Anthony Seldon – Head of Wellington College and an honorary graduate of Buckingham – and Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham and Professor David Greenaway, who was at Buckingham for eight years progressing from lecturer…