Our main university campus is in High Wycombe, a charming English town, set in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside – yet conveniently close to London and all the excitement of the capital as well.
As a town, it’s a great place to live – with good shopping and restaurants, friendly local pubs, and a vibrant theatre. Several weekly town markets bring the community together and are a great place to pick up fresh local produce. And High Wycombe is one of the UK’s safest towns too, so you can look forward to feeling at ease and at home here in no time at all.
Located right in the town centre, the campus has excellent facilities, including a gym, dance and drama studios, production suites, and the impressive library, housed over four floors in our flagship building, The Gateway.
We have been based in High Wycombe since 1891, when we founded as a School of Science and Art. We are proud of our heritage and our town.
Work hard and then play some. If you need a break from the books, you’ll find lots to keep you entertained at the Eden complex right next door. As well as many big name shops, there's a 12-screen cinema and a bowling alley. There's also a large choice of restaurants for you to sample, and some are great for when funds get a bit tighter towards the end of term.
Theatre lovers are well catered for as well. The Wycombe Swan Theatre is one of the leading theatres in the South East. When you've finished indulging in high-brow productions, you can have a giggle at one of the Town Hall's comedy nights.
One of the safest places
You'll always have a safe night out in High Wycombe. The town has Purple Flag status, which means it's been recognised for its warm welcome, great mix of venues and safe travel. The Complete University Guide website also recognises High Wycombe as the fourth safest campus in England and Wales.
Just a short walk away, you'll find rail links to London and other major cities, and by road, you're a few minutes' drive from the M40. We encourage you to explore the capital as much as you can – especially since we have great industry links in London too.
Close by, there are the delights of the beautiful Chilterns countryside as well as the river Thames at Marlow. Even closer, you'll find two more attractive open spaces – the Rye and Hughenden Park.