University Campus Aylesbury Vale (UCAV) is our most recent campus and is located in the heart of Aylesbury.
UCAV offers a wide range of courses for students of all ages, whether you’re coming straight from school or college, or returning to study as an adult learner for a work-related qualification.
The beautiful town centre is crammed with pubs and bars, while just beyond lies tranquil countryside and grand stately homes. Centrally located, the £16.5 million campus sits at the end of the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Picturesque surroundings, a friendly, safe community, and a bustling entertainment scene make Aylesbury a perfect place to live and study.
Students love our bright, modern facilities, and the fantastic waterside location is second to none.
Need to fuel your creative juices? Aylesbury is home to the UK’s largest independent arts facility, The Queens Park Centre and Limelight Theatre. A former school that’s been converted into a creative haven, the centre offers a range of performances, arts classes and workshops for adults and children.
A short walk from campus, the 1,200 capacity Waterside Theatre and Arts Centre acts as a hub to all things cultural. Whether it’s musicals, comedy or live music, you’ll find something for you in the line up.
Right in the town centre you will find the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, a museum in honour of Roald Dahl,opened in 1996 by the popular actor Terence Hardiman.
Beyond the town limits, the countryside is packed with things to do. The lovingly restored Waddesdon Manor is as impressive as stately homes come. And at Christmas, it’s a perfect winter wonderland.
If you are more a cinema-type of person, ODEON Aylesbury is the place for you. This state-of-the-art chain cinema offers the latest blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus you will get a good deal when using your student card.
In Aylesbury, you’ll be based just over the road from the main town centre, making shopping quick and easy. Within minutes you’ll find yourself at Friars Square or Hale Leys shopping centres, both filled with the usual high street options. Walk a little further and you’ll hit Aylesbury Shopping Park with larger stores and restaurants too.
While it’s not exactly a renowned party town, Aylesbury is a great place to spend a low-key evening involving drinks and dinner at one of its many restaurants. For later in the evening, you’ve a wide range of pubs and bars to choose from, and late-opening cafes. There’s bowling, too – and bingo if you fancy it!
Check out the Visit Aylesbury website’s nightlife pages for a full menu of things to do in Aylesbury of an evening.
With several direct trains to London Marylebone every hour, Aylesbury station gives you easy access to the whole of the capital. Located in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside, you’re only a short drive to Oxford, Bicester and Milton Keynes, too.