The University of Buckingham has been shortlisted for the University of the Year award by the The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024

Buckingham shortlisted for the ‘University of the Year Award’ 2024

15 September 2023

The University of Buckingham is delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘University of the Year Award’ for 2024.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 recommended Buckingham for the award because it was the highest riser out of all 131 Universities and performed well in the graduate outcomes survey. Overall, the University moved from 85th in the 2023 rankings to 56th.

Buckingham shared the shortlist with the universities of Exeter, Liverpool, York and the London School of Economics. The winner was University College London.

In the whole of the South East, Buckingham was ranked eighth, a tribute to the University’s dynamic leadership and independent stance.

Among the many innovations driving the student experience at the University is the continuing development of an ethically-approved Student Engagement Dashboard and Study Goals digital interface, as well as Learning Analytics to help personal tutors and student mentors assist as many students as possible to continue and complete their studies.

Integration of LibGuide software has allowed the library to create specialist subject pages across the University’s range of courses. It also has functionality to allow students to book appointments with library staff for training or support.

The University is now offering apprenticeship programmes, with over 300 apprentices enrolled.

The nomination comes soon after Buckingham was voted the number one institution for freedom of expression according to this year’s National Student Survey.

The University was also in the top 10 for the mental wellbeing services it offers, for the opportunities for students to offer feedback on their courses and how changes were communicated to students.

The School of Business came in for particular praise in the NSS survey and is now judged to be one of the top ten business schools in the country.

Full details of rankings are at