Buckingham has lots of lovely coffee shops and all the main things one would need. I wish we had a train station though!

By member1045052 on 28th January 2020

Study in Buckingham

Located in the north of Buckinghamshire is the town of Buckingham which is home to the University of Buckingham. There are two campuses in Buckingham for students of different disciplines: Verney Park for students of law, computing and psychology and Hunter Street for business and international studies.

 

University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham is known for their 2 year degrees, which means students spend extra time during the summer on their studies. The university conducts small class teaching and has dedicated personal tutors, and has earned a Gold in the TEF rating.

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Buckingham Student Life

Due to the specialisation of their two year courses, the University of Buckingham welcomes a diverse range of students from various walks of life. The university campus is very close to the town centre, where there is a local market with various handmade goods! 

 

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Cost of Living

Accommodation:

Student accommodation costs are on average £157 per week (we've tracked costs for private and uni halls over the last 12 months).

Compare the average elsewhere: High Wycombe: £153/week, Reading: £195/week, Guildford: £202/week.

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Public Transport

If you need to get around Buckingham and to nearby towns, the bus is the best method. There are multiple bus routes that run from the town centre to the university campuses. You can get the bus to Milton Keynes, which has a train station and is on the coach route, opening up options further afield. Luton Airport is also less than an hour drive away.

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Shopping

Buckingham Street Market is in the heart of town centre every Tuesday and Saturday, with local vendors selling groceries, plants and flowers, homemade apparel, street food and more. There are also loads of small boutiques located in Meadow Shopping Centre.

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Bicester Village

If you love designer products but are still on a student budget, Bicester Village is a great destination. It is only a 35 minute bus ride away, or a 20 minute drive. You can find over 160 designer shops in the village, and brands such as Prada, Ralph Lauren, and L'Occitane en Provence.

 

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Snozone, Milton Keynes

Snozone is an indoor snow sports centre providing skiing and snowboarding activities. If you’re a beginner, don’t worry, they have day courses to ensure you’re prepared for your ski trip in the winter! Additionally, they are fuelled on wind, hydro and solar power, so you’ll have fun and it’s sustainable! 

 

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Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park was once a secret WWII Codebreakers location and is now a heritage attraction with multiple exhibitions in various parts of the ground. This is the perfect place for history lovers or the place to go when parents are in town visiting.

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ice_lemonade
16th November 2021

Obviously you can...

Obviously you cannot compare to the likes of London, Manchester, etc. But Buckingham has some great local shops and restaurants that are actually priced recently for their quality. There is a coffee shop in the heart of the town that I used to go to all the time to meet friends, or to study during rainy days. Because the town is small, if you become a "regular", sometimes they treat you a bit special. There was this Chinese place that I used to go to and they would offer me things off the main menu. Basic shops are there: tesco, costa, boots... etc. Night activities are very boring. You either have student union activities, or maybe like 10 places to alternate for drinks. Most people head to Milton Keynes for clubbing and for more restaurants. For me it's fine because I really just wanted to study, but for those who are more into partying, it may be a disappointment. read more

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member855183
12th March 2021

Decent not amazin...

Decent not amazing but easy to get to london read more

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member651307
26th September 2020

It Is what you ex...

It Is what you expect from a quaint town in the midlands. read more

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member1045052
28th January 2020

Buckingham has lo...

Buckingham has lots of lovely coffee shops and all the main things one would need. I wish we had a train station though! read more

Cost of Living
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