Student Services and Support
Here at the University of Buckingham, student support is at the centre of everything we do. From our small-group teaching and emphasis on positive psychology, to our huge range of support services, our student’s happiness and wellbeing is our focus. This is echoed by the fact that Buckingham is proud to have been top or near the top of the National Student Survey (NSS) in student satisfaction since 2006.
Find more information on our specific services below.
“The student support has helped me a lot at Buckingham. It’s been so helpful and it’s made me really confident in myself and my ability to get the degree I want.”
There are plenty of chances to socialise with events and activities happening every week both on campus and further afield: like karaoke evenings, chilled out BBQs, themed parties, clubbing trips, and cultural days, all organised by our Students’ Union. They also make sure that students’ interests are at the heart of University policy and decisions, communicating to the senior leadership team on your behalf.
Sports and Gym
The University’s Sport and Fitness programmes offer students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities at both a recreational and competitive level. Our Fitness Centre on Hunter Street is open from 6am to midnight, seven days a week, and is well equipped with weights, resistance and cardiovascular equipment.
Academic Skills (ASK)
We can help you develop the skills you need to support your academic performance, including research and writing skills. Our Academic Skills team are available in Buckingham and Crewe, and they work closely with the University departments, personal tutors and the various schools of study.
Our student welfare team, Students First, offer personalised support to any student who may be having problems with university life or their mental or physical health. We have various clinics and initiatives designed to promote health and wellbeing and we have a university doctor who holds an on-campus surgery during the week.
Careers and Employability
During your time at Buckingham the Careers and Employability Hub is here to help you plan and prepare for your future career. With their strong links to industry and graduate recruiters, you will be able to develop the professional skills and experience to make you stand out from the crowd. Our advisors can help you with interview practice, CV writing, and planning your next career steps.
As well as being a short walk from Buckingham town (with its many pubs, restaurants and tea houses), we have an on-site cafe in the Vinson Building and a restaurant in the Old Tanlaw Mill (OTM). On warm days, our outdoor seating area alongside the river is a popular spot to lunch and study.
The University of Buckingham is committed to providing reliable and accessible resources to its students and staff as well as investing in the future. The IT Services department provides, maintains and supports the University’s IT facilities and infrastructure.
Enjoy the quiet study spaces, breakout rooms and lounges at the two libraries on our Buckingham Campus. There’s space to study, read, use University PCs, browse the shelves or carry out research. We host a wide range of leading academic databases to provide you with the articles, data, cases and information you need to complete your assessments.
The Vinson Building on Hunter Street is home to the University Bookshop, selling everything from course books and stationery to University merchandise and local Buckingham products.
– All post, internal and external is delivered here and students can take their letters and packets there for posting. The Post Room staff are also there to help with postal queries and they quickly become familiar with student names, so you can be assured of a smiling face and warm welcome.
Whichever language you are trying to learn, good language learning facilities will make a difference to your progression. The Language Centre is housed in the spacious and newly renovated Chandos Road Building.
One of Registry’s main functions is the maintenance of all student records. It is therefore essential that all information provided by you is up-to-date. You must keep Registry informed of any changes in your registration details, which include: contact address, telephone number, and next of kin etc.
From hoodies to mugs to cufflinks, The Univeristy of Buckingham has plenty of mechandise for you to purchase to remember your time at the Univeristy. Mechanidise is available to buy at the bookshop or online.
Friends of the University
The Friends of the University are members of the local community that love to support our students and get involved with our activities. There are lots of ways they can help support students during their time at Buckingham.