Buckinghamshire New University is a public university located in High Wycombe and Uxbridge in Buckinghamshire, England. It nestles in the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills. Following a major campus redevelopment programme, all of its courses, with the exception of nursing, are now based at the main campus in High Wycombe. The university offers a varied range of vocationally targeted degrees and studying options not widely available, from commercial pilot training to music management, textiles and furniture, and spanning the creative and cultural industries, the management and information management sectors, and the public sector. Bucks New is currently the largest provider of adult nursing training across London. There is a large proportion of mature students, and many students come from the Buckinghamshire region. The town centre is within easy walking distance, and London is a short train ride away.
Career focused programmes
Degrees offered are amongst the most exciting and employer focused courses in the country. Company connections mean Bucks can offer you interesting lectures with exciting guests, work placements with high-profile companies and field trips to the places you need to be visiting. Most courses are designed to develop employability skills through strong links with businesses and the commercial world.
Top of the list for creativity
In 2013, Bucks was voted as one of the most creative universities in the country, in a survey undertaken by Which? University.
This means that Bucks has been recognised for their significant role in music, theatre, dance and the visual arts - so if any of that sounds like something you'd be interested in studying, you needn't look any further than Bucks.
Bucks has recently invested £100 million in a new state-of- the-art building – ‘The Gateway’ – and brand new facilities for students.
Location near London and Heathrow Airport
The main High Wycombe campus is just 25 minutes away from London by train and a 30 minute drive from Heathrow airport.
We reckon it’s easiest to give you an estimate of average spending. It does differ depending on your lifestyle, but here are the living expenses of someone who spends rationally, but isn’t cheap (average monthly spending)
Accommodation £ 400/£300 (private accommodation)
Food/Drink £ 120
Mobile/Internet £ 15
Clothes/Shoes £ 50
Leisure/Sports £ 20
Books/Stationary £ 10
Socialising £ 50
Travelling £ 30
Total £ 695 +/- £ 150 depending on lifestyle
The Accommodation Service offers a choice of different rooms and locations, so you can find the right fit for you. First year students are guaranteed a place at student halls.
Check the options: http://bucks.ac.uk/home_eu_students/accommodation/Halls/
Costs range between £70 and £100 a week in private accommodation, and £93 and £155 in self-catering halls. Student accommodation at Hughenden, High Wycombe, offers 222 en-suite rooms and 12 en-suite studio rooms. The university also offers 72 rooms in Windsor House, a former office block that was converted in 2012, which is a few minutes' walk from the High Wycombe campus. Nearby Brook Street provides a further 396 rooms.
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