Congratulations to all who have studied at, worked for, and contributed to the success of Buckinghamshire New University.
Our 125th year is the perfect time to look back at how Bucks New University came into being and evolved, and also to renew our pledge to inspire current students.
To put this landmark into context, in the same year:
- Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera.
- Edison also patents “transmission of signals electrically” (radio).
- The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- London-Paris telephone connection opens.
- Tchaikovsky is the guest conductor for the opening of Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) in New York.
- Work on trans-Siberian railway begins.
- 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by students in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- Stanford University opens in California.
- Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti.
- Boxers Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61(!) rounds.
Born in 1891: Ole Kirk Christiansen (inventor of Lego), Henry Miller, Max Ernst, Cole Porter, Zora Neale Hurston, Erwin Rommel, Otto Dix, Leo Burnett.
We didn’t reach 125 years by only looking back over past glories though! In 2017 there will be many ways our alumni community can shape the university and our students’ futures.
Lets start with the easiest way; stay connected!
Increasing the number of connections gives us more influence and helps get other projects and events off the ground.
Some of the most popular ways our graduates directly contribute to the university include:
- Alumni Mentoring – Pass on tips for sourcing and securing opportunities in your industry, and let our students learn from your experiences.
- Testimonials – Share how your qualifications and time at Bucks helped shape your career.
- Sharing Workplace Opportunities – Directly help our students launch their careers by working with us to promote your vacancies.
- ‘From Bucks to…’ gallery submission, so those following in your career footsteps have a glimpse of what the future could hold for them.
Live briefs, guest lectures, graduate panels, awards, small business start-up funding, enterprise mentoring, and returning to the university to see our students’ performances and degree exhibitions are some of the other activities to enjoy and support in 2017.
So congratulations again on your part in us reaching such a wonderful milestone, and here is to the next 125 years!
(Can you begin to imaging what the world will be like then?!)