New to H E Finance

Welcome to finance in the higher education sector! BUFDG is here to help you settle in, learn your way around the lingo, increase your knowledge and skills, and make connections with fellow finance professionals across the sector.

Our website is a treasure trove of useful content and training which is constantly being updated and added to, but we want to point you to some of the content you might find most useful when you first join the sector. There are plenty of valuable areas of our website, so please have a browse as well as checking out some of these areas that might be of most help early on.

First up is our Glossary - it includes an invaluable list of most (we could never claim all!) of the many acronyms you’ll come across, and useful associations we are aware of in higher education, as well as finance, tax, and procurement terms that may be useful if you're not quite sure what they mean. If you find any acronyms or associations not on these lists, or have come across a puzzling term that isn't there, please let us know

Learning and Development

You can find out more about lots of H E finance topics by taking some of our e-learning courses, or booking onto one of our events (including frequent, free webinars – and you can also look through our webinar archive full of useful topics). 


You can find the latest H E finance news here on our website, and you can sign up for our regular Digest and various specialist newsletters on your profile.

Knowledge Hub

You can delve further into different specialist areas of H E finance by visiting the various pages of the Knowledge Hub. And to make sure you receive communications and updates about the topics of interest to you, select/update your interests on your BUFDG Dashboard.


We are always happy to here from members, and if you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.



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