Otter name: Olive Otterson

Artist: Students Union at The University of Buckingham

Sponsor: The University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham: “The University is delighted to participate in the Otter Trail initiative. Positive relationships with our local community are really important to the university and we love seeing residents enjoying our campus facilities. The University has educated thousands of students from all over the world for almost fifty years and we employ many of our staff from within the community. We hope the Otter Trail and our University Otter will encourage families to make use of the University Bookshop and (if Covid guidelines allow) that you make a visit to the Vinson Building and experience the University Café. We very much look forward to welcoming you.”

The University of Buckingham Bookshop owner Alison Cameron: “We are the only independent bookshop in Buckingham and you can find us in the Vinson Building on Hunter Street. We stock all sorts of beautiful books and our in-store selection of children’s books are always half price! We can get most books the next day and there is a lovely local customer discount. We recommend based on our customer reviews and also work with local schools making sure the best books are available to all ages of children. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram or email or call on 01280 820365. We are passionate about promoting a love of reading whether you’re 1 or 101!”

Location – Built on land bounded by the River Great Ouse, the University of Buckingham was the first-ever British Private University and was opened in 1976 by Margaret Thatcher. The University has three campus sites, Hunter Street, Chandos Road and Verney Park. The Vinson Building delivers enterprise education for students who study Economics and Entrepreneurship.