University of Buckingham Review

By | 4th May 2017

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University of Buckingham Review

University of Buckingham Review

Average Ratings (from 10 reviews)

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Student Reviews

Reviewed by Alex who studied Undergraduate Marketing with Psychology in 2012.

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Reviewed by Jordan Taylor who studied Undergraduate Economics with Computing in 2012.

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Reviewed by Jodie who studied Postgraduate English literature in 2011.

What was really good about the experience?

I was very ill throughout my degree but all tutors were very understanding and allowed me to swap tutorials and lectures around to stay up to date.

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Reviewed by Jim who studied Undergraduate Economics in 2011.

What was really good about the experience?

Absolutely nothing. Don’t be swayed by some positive reviews like I was, there’s not a doubt in my mind that the staff at the university wrote these reviews. If you’re prepared to have absolutely no social life with Nigerian students and a mediocre teaching experience, apply now!

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What could be improved?

This shouldn’t be a question. It should be just be a statement…. ‘this university needs improvement.’ I could sit here all day and tell you what needs improvement but I suggest not applying as a starter, unless you want to pay 11 grand a year for the worst experience you’ll have. In the illustrious words of Gandalf the Grey “FLY YOU FOOLS!”. if you have made the awful and life worsening decision in applying here then I suggest you change your mind immediately or spend the rest of your lives regretting it. Good luck.

Reviewed by Frederika who studied Postgraduate MA Security and Intelligence Studies in 2010.

What was really good about the experience?

The chance to complete my undergraduate and masters degrees in just 3 years really appealed to me. As well as the quality teaching staff and very small tutor groups – on par with Oxbridge. Buckingham is very small, but extremely friendly and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

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What could be improved?

Throughout my time at Buckingham (2010-2013) improvements were constantly being made to the campus. Changes to accommodation and the student union have made the university much more appealing. The social side of the University is still somewhat lacking, but this is being worked on.

Reviewed by Livia who studied Undergraduate English Literature with Journalism in 2010.

What was really good about the experience?

I chose to study at the University of Buckingham as I liked the small campus and small class sizes – it meant you got to know all of your lecturers, and they knew who you were as opposed to one face within hundreds of others. The small class sizes also meant that there were opportunities for one-to-one teaching, which I found particularly helpful when completing those big essays! The campus is absolutely beautiful and so is the surrounding town of Buckingham. The town has plenty of pubs and bars, restaurants, cafés and a leisure centre. If you fancy a big night out Milton Keynes, Oxford and London are all very easy to get to, and the Student Union have a calendar full of events.

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Reviewed by Ash who studied Undergraduate Journalism in 2009.

What was really good about the experience?

My Journalism degree was intense but never overwhelming, and it is only after a very smooth transition into the professional world that I’ve realised what I truly gained from it. Academic knowledge is a given when studying for a degree, but learning how to apply this knowledge is more important for a career, and doing that from day one is what my degree was geared towards! As an aside, the few here complaining about the university being international are flaming idiots. I met students from all around the world with very different outlooks on headlining issues. These were discussed on a weekly basis as part of my degree, and the insight that came out of these discussions was incredibly valuable for a journalism student. I guess homeschooling is always an option for those complaining about a university having students. As is fox news.

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What could be improved?

The sports facilities can definitely be improved. There are a variety of teams that compete in different leagues but giving them better facilities from training purposes would be very welcome.

Reviewed by Anastasiya who studied Undergraduate International Studies with Spanish in 2007.

What was really good about the experience?

Buckingham has so much to offer: a beautiful campus, supportive academic and non-academic staff, who get to know by your first name from the day you arrive on campus, and a very friendly international atmosphere created by students and staff from all over the world. Ideal for studying, the town of Buckingham is located in close proximity to Milton Keynes, Oxford and London, where students can go to to experience shopping, cinemas, theaters, museums and parties.

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Reviewed by Nate who studied Undergraduate Law in 2005.

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Reviewed by Bill who studied Undergraduate Law in 2001.

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