The University of Buckingham announces strategic relocation of teaching activities from Crewe to Buckingham.

4 March 2024

The University of Buckingham has made the strategic decision to relocate teaching activities and educational provision based at the campus in Crewe to Buckingham. A phased exit plan will be implemented gradually over the next three years, with full completion expected by the end of 2026.

The University’s decision follows careful consideration of how to provide the best possible learning experience for students and aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan 2023-2028.

Professor James Tooley, Vice-Chancellor for The University of Buckingham, said: “The University is committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience for our students. By concentrating our efforts on Buckingham, we aim to create a more cohesive and enriching learning environment. This strategic focus enables us to better allocate resources, facilities and faculty expertise, ultimately providing the best possible experience for our students.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who have played such a crucial role in the development of our Crewe Campus in recent years. While we are relocating elements of our teaching back to Buckingham, it is important to note that our Phase 2 clinical placements will be unaffected. We will continue to build on our excellent relationships with local NHS Trusts and education providers in Crewe and surrounds and they will continue to play a pivotal role in our medical students’ clinical placements.”

About The University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was shortlisted for the ‘University of the Year Award’ in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. Buckingham also prides itself on its teaching quality, and providing career focussed courses, which saw it ranked 2nd for Graduate Prospects (on track) in the Complete University Guide 2023.

Buckingham saw rising student numbers in 2023, increasing its student population to higher than pre-pandemic levels. The university has adapted successfully to the changing higher education landscape, demonstrated by its growing population of teachers furthering their careers through higher education, rising number of medicine and health sciences students, and record number of apprentices. The university continues to be a sector innovator through its range of accelerated degree options – including two-year degrees in almost all undergraduate disciplines, and 4.5-year medicine degrees.

The University of Buckingham recently launched its new strategic plan, to tackle the multifaceted challenges of the future including achievable sustainable growth in student numbers.