The second best in the UK


On Wednesday 12 July, this year’s National Students’ Survey results were published and we are delighted that in a league table of all UK based Universities, Bucks Students’ Union has ranked number 2, retaining our place in the top five for the 6th consecutive year.

The National Student Survey (NSS) is carried out annually by global market research company Ipsos Mori and all final year students are asked to complete it. There are questions about all aspects of the student experience and the academic journey, and when students were asked how satisfied they were with how their union represented them, we once again performed incredibly well.

Our CEO, Tristan Tipping, said "It’s really pleasing to consistently record these results and demonstrates we understand the needs of our members and that we have adapted over the years to best support students of BNU. Our team are tenacious, dynamic and inspiring and I’m thrilled that their efforts are recognised. I’m incredibly grateful for the endeavour of every student, volunteer and member of staff who all supported our mission in what has been a really challenging year.

It’s important we don’t rest on our laurels and there’s still a tremendous amount we can do, we’re excited for the new academic year this September.’"

Students’ Union President, Charlotte Leighton-Woods added ‘It’s such an exciting time to be joining the Union and I’m committed to working towards making life better for students at Bucks and taking us back to the number one spot. We are talking with the University to secure funding for not only our unique Big Deal, which plays a huge part in our success, but also a range of really brilliant new projects and initiatives that, if we are successful, will make next year even better!’

Charlotte added "On Behalf of the Union I’d like to congratulate all the staff at BNU for their excellent results in this year’s survey. There were some really impressive performances and it’s great to so many areas of improvement – I really hope that we can work together to maintain this momentum and make our University every bit as good as I know it can be."