New vice-chancellor at Bucks New University

Prof Nick Braisby has been appointed vice-chancellor and chief executive officer at Bucks New University

Prof Nick Braisby has been appointed vice-chancellor and chief executive officer at Bucks New University succeeding professor Rebecca Bunting who left the university in December 2018.

Braisby joined Bucks as deputy vice-chancellor in September 2017 from the University of West London where he had held the role of pro-vice-chancellor since 2013.

The higher education sector faces considerable challenges, but Bucks will succeed by ensuring we help each and every student to reach their full potential

He said: “I am delighted to be appointed as vice-chancellor and proud to lead an institution with an historic mission to transform the lives of students through employment-focused and skills-based education.

“The higher education sector faces considerable challenges, but Bucks will succeed by ensuring we help each and every student to reach their full potential, placing the student experience at the heart of all we do, and by working in partnership with all our stakeholders – employers, partners, staff, students, and the Students’ Union.”


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Braisby is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has held posts at London South Bank University, the University of Winchester, the Open University and London
Guildhall University.