Great town for money value, good choice of shops and nice locals
By member1111011 On 10th July 2015
Study in High Wycombe
High Wycombe is the town which is the home of Buckinghamshire New University, nestled up against the picturesque Chiltern hills.
Buckinghamshire New University
Buckinghamshire New University boasts state-of-the-art facilities in its High Wycombe campus. Bucks prides itself on being a young, new breed of university where degrees are focused on the professional and practical, as well as academic. They offer courses in everything from nursing, health and social care, to cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation.
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High Wycombe Student Life
High Wycombe’s not a big place, but still offers plenty to keep you entertained outside of studies.
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs are on average £137 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Reading: £203/week, Luton: £133/week, London: £291/week.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) in August 2020, as listed on StudentCrowd)
The average price for:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £11.50
A pint of beer: £3.20
A regular takeout coffee: £2.88
1L of milk: £0.97
A loaf of white bread: £1.07
High Wycombe isn’t really the place for clubbing, however, if you like pubs then you’ll be more than catered for. The SU will become a regular haunt for a fun night out, that you will love to hate! As well as club nights, they often host live touring bands, comedy and theatre. If you are after a bigger night out then head to nearby Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Marlow or even London. For something, a bit tamer and more on the cultural side, there’s the Wycombe Swan Theatre for shows, concerts and comedy.
You won’t need a car in High Wycombe, everything is so close together it’s easy to walk most places, and public transport takes care of the rest. You’ll be well connected to the rest of the country and there’s a handy direct train into London Marylebone and also Birmingham Snow Hill.
There’s a high street in the town but at some point you’re going to have to encounter the Eden Shopping Centre, providing students and residents with their regular dose of retail therapy. This is a BIG centre, with over a hundred shops, a bowling centre, a cinema, and a library. Take a map, because the centre is twice the size of the campus (and right next door to it) or they might find you years later, still wandering the mall and muttering that you only came in to buy a book for your summer reading list.
One of the largest parks in the district, with a wooded area running along one side and the river between the two. It’s a great place to jog, take a picnic blanket and some revision, or attend one of the many community events the council put on every year, such as the People’s Festival and Asian Mela.
It couldn’t be easier to get to the capital, with the fastest train taking just 31 minutes! It’s a great way to make the most of a day off your studies. Whether you are after seeing the cultural sites, shopping, eating or drinking - it’s all there!
This was the home of Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. And a very nice home it is too! The beautiful manor house and large grounds will keep you happy, and the educational angle will keep your tutors happy. Smiles all round.
The rolling countryside makes a great getaway from your pre-exam stress. Take a walk, get a bike and follow a cycle route, and stop off at the countryside pubs in the market towns.
With an Olympic sized pool, large gym, playing courts for various sports, and an outdoor running track. That should keep you busy!
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Great shopping complex...
Great shopping complex - nicer shops than some cities - SU is free entry and drinks aren't too bad - being close to London things are generally more expensive than where I'm from but then we have a quick link to London which is great read more
Very small but everything...
Very small but everything within walking distance. Transport was never an issue. Great shopping centre. Nightlife very very rubbish apart from the SU. However, didnt feel safe walking alone at night. A lot of drug addicts walking the street and pestering people. read more
Transport is great with...
Transport is great with trains getting into Central London within an hour. Nightlife is incredibly poor from a students point of view as in reality it only has the SU and pubs to offer-not clubs etc. Cost of living in 2nd and 3rd year are pretty steep. Shopping options are good with the 'Eden Centre' hosting the majority of shops you need ranging in all different types of shops. read more
Can't fault HW, has every...
Can't fault HW, has every single thing you could need in a snall area. For a student town though it only has the uni SU and Yates. Needs a new cheap entry club. read more