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Publication of the week: Dr Jasmine Hearn

10 November 2017

Daya, Z., & Hearn, J. H. Mindfulness interventions in medical education: A systematic review of their impact on medical student stress, depression, fatigue and burnout. Medical Teacher (2017), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1394999 Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have gained popularity across higher education, and…

Almost half of teenagers have been victims of cyber-bullying yet parents are worryingly ignorant when it comes to online behaviour

19 October 2017

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…

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

9 October 2017

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…

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

29 September 2017

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…

Buckingham tops rankings for Teaching Quality for the third year running

22 September 2017

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…

Sir Anthony Seldon calls for UK to set up positive universities to tackle the mental health crisis

21 September 2017

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…

Robots will replace teachers in the next ten years, Vice-Chancellor reveals

12 September 2017

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…

University celebrates construction of the Vinson Centre for Liberal Economics and Entrepreneurship

5 September 2017

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…

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

24 August 2017

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…

Two-year degrees make for livelier minds, says Sir Anthony Seldon

16 August 2017

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…