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. 

 

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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

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs in High Wycombe range from £80 - £175 per week; the average is £144 per week.

Compare the average elsewhere: Reading: £201/week, Luton: £132/week, London: £287/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £11.50
A pint of beer: £3.30
A regular takeout coffee: £3.06
1L of milk: £0.97
A loaf of white bread: £1.07

 

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Nights Out

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.

Public Transport

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.

Eating Out

 

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Shopping

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.

Days Out

Rye Park

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.

 

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London

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!

 

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Hughenden Manor

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.

 

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Chilterns

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.

 

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Wycombe Sports Centre

With an Olympic sized pool, large gym, playing courts for various sports, and an outdoor running track. That should keep you busy!

Top 10 High Wycombe Accommodation

#1
3.47 /5
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Alexandra House 3.47 /5

Alexandra House is a perfect distance from campus and town! The management team is lovely and they keep on track of maintenance issues. Iv had no issu...

#2
3.41 /5
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Hughenden Park 3.41 /5

Good location as next to morrisons and not far from uni or town, internet terrible...

#3
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Brook Street 3.33 /5

I was in a block away from the others so it was harder to socialise with people, my room was damp, our heater was broken boiler ducktaped together, ba...

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member654273
17th February 2021

Very good area to live...

Very good area to live and study in, all the facilities they have. read more

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Kai
3rd February 2021

High Wycombe is fairly...

High Wycombe is fairly large town with lots to do at anytime of the day. There's many restaurants and takeout places as well as a nightclub and many pubs. read more

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member653860
3rd February 2021

Nice area to live in....

Nice area to live in. all the homeless people scare me though read more

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member453857
3rd February 2021

Eden centre has everything...

Eden centre has everything you need to survive. Includes convenient stores, good range of restaurants, and good variety of places of enjoyment. read more

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member1336456
1st December 2019

You can go directly to...

You can go directly to london in less than 40 mins and one way bus for both airports heathrow and Luton. read more

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member1111011
10th July 2015

Great town for money...

Great town for money value, good choice of shops and nice locals read more

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member910957
10th July 2015

Town full of old people...

Town full of old people and 2 places for a 'night out' read more

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member710928
10th July 2015

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

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member410922
10th July 2015

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

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member1010917
10th July 2015

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

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member410868
10th July 2015

No clubs other that SU...

No clubs other that SU and Yates. Shopping is decent and close to London read more

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member1010832
10th July 2015

A hole in the middle...

A hole in the middle of some beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside read more

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member410825
10th July 2015

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

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Poppy4813
10th July 2015

Not a huge amount of...

Not a huge amount of nightlife besides the SU or O'neill's, but they are pretty good. Also you are so close to London that it doesn't really matter. read more

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member510782
10th July 2015

Has a huge shopping centre...

Has a huge shopping centre (Eden) bus and train stations in the centre, loads of places too eat, 25 minutes to London but still surrounded by country side. read more

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member910775
10th July 2015

Lots of shops and restaurants...

Lots of shops and restaurants but only one club read more

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