Proud to be number one

Bucks Students' Union now ranked number one in the UKHE for Taught students in the 2018 NSS

The results are in from the National Students’ Survey – the comprehensive piece of annual research into students’ perceptions of their university experience – and Bucks Students’ Union is now ranked as the number one Students’ Union in the UK Higher Education sector for taught students in the 2018 NSS. 

The Union has been climbing the league tables for a number of years and after reaching our highest placing of 8th in the Whatuni league table earlier in the year this has come as welcome news.

The Chief Executive Officer of Bucks Students’ Union, Tristan Tipping, said: “We have a first-rate team who are committed to our values and seemingly have unlimited reserves of creativity, drive and passion. Whether it’s devising and delivering extracurricular development programmes, campaigning for institutional improvements, organising community volunteering or curating music festivals, the level of professionalism and high standard of service delivery is inspiring. I’m proud and thrilled that the team's dynamism and tenacity is being recognised.

“We’ve got a big year ahead of us and some exciting plans and this has given everyone the motivation to push ourselves a little harder and continue moving forward”.

Deputy Vice Chancellor of Bucks New University, Professor Nick Braisby, added: “We are especially proud of Bucks Students’ Union with 75% of students agreeing that the Students’ Union represents their academic interests. This is up from 69% and an incredible 19% higher than sector average (56%).

“The University works in partnership with the Students’ Union to give our students the best possible experience. Today’s results demonstrate the great work we do together which has already resulted in rising student engagement levels, with those students who engage in the Union’s programmes and initiatives also doing better in their studies.”

Now sitting proudly in first place in a league tables of students’ unions at UK universities for taught students, the Union also now ranks an all-time high of 7th in the table which includes registered students as well.

President of the Bucks Students’ Union, Lauren O’Shea, said: “It’s such an incredible achievement which comes off the back of years of hard work and I’m delighted to be part of an organisation that is constantly evolving and striving to do better for its members every single day. It’s such a great place to work and I’m so excited for the next 12 months”.