Things to do for free

Being a student means money can be a bit scarce. But thankfully, there’s a lot on offer at Bucks that won’t cost you a penny.

From free events and workshops at our hugely popular Students’ Union, to activities in nearby parks, to free tickets to theatre productions, gigs and London attractions. It’s all there, waiting for you to snap up while you’re a student with us.

An excellent place to start in your quest for free stuff is our fantastic Students’ Union. They organise a packed calendar of activities, workshops and clubs, all available to you as a student free of charge.

Learn a new skill like singing or salsa. Try out trampolining or footgolf. Or indulge in a free head, back or hand massage.

You can find out more about the many free workshops and events you can sign up for on the SU website.

Want to get your dancing shoes on? Or take in a bit of culture? Through the SU, you can also get entry to a large number of free events every single month.

Most of the gigs at the SU are free to Bucks students. There are regular free movie nights. And free theatre tickets are often up for grabs too, for productions in the West End or the Wycombe Swan.

The SU also organises day trips to London, Brighton, Windsor and many other places – so you can spend a day exploring somewhere completely new. Again, there’s no cost for these – you just sign up online for your free coach ticket.

Browse our What’s on guide to find out more about free events, tickets and trips coming up.

As well as all the free sports stuff you can get involved in on campus, we’re fortunate to have the stunning Bucks countryside on our doorstep. It’s the perfect place to escape to if you want a breather from your studies.

There are lots of walking routes to try out  around High Wycombe, Marlow, Hugenden or West Wycombe. And the Hillingdon Trail is another popular route, which takes you through beautiful woodland, meadows and a nature reserve.

If you want to up the pace a bit, there’s also the Wycombe Rye parkrun. It’s a 5km run that happens every Saturday morning – you just register and turn up. There’s a similar event in Black Park Country Park, too, that's free as well.