Bucks New University is a new breed of university, focusing on degrees that are professional and practical, as well as academic.
Young in outlook, but well established in the fields they specialise in, they offer high quality, professionally-driven university courses, in everything from nursing, health and social care, to cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation.
From offering evening classes to the local community, to teaching soldiers skills to help them find employment after the First World War, Bucks has been many things to many people. Bucks recently celebrated our 125th anniversary and looked back on some remarkable achievements from over the years.
Studying at Bucks isn’t only about earning a degree. It’s about diving into new experiences, finding and exploring new passions, making new friends, and flourishing in amazing ways.
Whatever you’re into, you’ll find a club, society or team to be part of – through our vibrant Students’ Union, ranked in the top 10 of 137 institutions for satisfaction of taught students in the 2016-17 National Student Survey. Not to mention countless other opportunities you can get involved in outside your course, like volunteering and skills workshops – and a packed and varied events calendar.
Thanks to huge investment in the facilities , everything you need is here on campus, including an onsite gym, our impressive Gateway Library, and a good range of places to eat, drink and meet up with friends. And when it comes to somewhere to live , if you’re a full-time, first year student, they can guarantee you a place in one of our comfortable High Wycombe halls. Their accommodation service can also help with looking for private rentals, if you would prefer to live off campus.
When you come to Bucks, you’ll be studying in one of four friendly locations: High Wycombe, Uxbridge, Aylesbury Vale and Great Missenden (Missenden Abbey Conference Centre). Wherever your course lands you, you’ll find welcoming, safe communities, plenty of entertainment to keep you busy, and miles of glorious countryside to explore.
All of the locations are close to train or tube stations, allowing easy access to London. For those looking to go even further afield, Heathrow Airport is also close by.
- High Wycombe
If High Wycombe’s fascinating history of chair-making isn’t reason enough to want to live here, there are many others. For example, it’s a Purple Flag town , which means it’s recognised for its warm and welcoming community vibe, its safe nightlife scene, plus a public transport system that’s geared towards student life and won’t leave you stranded after hours. While picturesque and self-contained, the town embraces the student community and the vibrancy it brings, so you’ll feel right at home from day one.
Uxbridge may effectively be a London suburb, but it has a strong sense of its own identity and a genuine community feel. Perhaps because it is a London borough, and the city’s central areas are so accessible, there’s far less hustle and bustle here. It has everything you need in terms of shopping, restaurants, cafes and nightlife – and it’s on the Metropolitan line – but people aren’t ‘head-down’ here like they can be in central London – they even say ‘hello’ when you’re taking a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Grand Union Canal!
This excellent market town has come full circle as Buckinghamshire’s county town. From pleasant market town to new town, to desirable commuter town, and back to pleasant market town – yet keeping all the good bits it acquired along the way. Its historic heart has an attractive market square and quaint side streets, but it’s well equipped for modern life, with excellent public transport and links to nearby towns and London Marylebone. Some might say it’s ‘posh’, but it’s simply a nice place to be – just north of the Chilterns, with London and other Bucks towns within easy reach.
Perhaps the archetypal Chilterns destination, Missenden is a great example of what Buckinghamshire is all about. A visit will make it clear why the village has featured so often in ‘Best Places to Live’ lists. Once Roald Dahl’s home, it’s affluent, postcard-picturesque, well connected, and a great escape into rural England. Perhaps that’s why it’s also used so often as a film set for period dramas. There are extensive cycle routes in and around the village, connecting with the Chilterns Cycleway – a great way to get around and explore this wonderful part of the country.
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