Community Guide


Date: 8th Dec 2016

Bucks New University's Students' Union has produced its annual Community Guide to keep students safe in High Wycombe, supported by Wycombe District Council and Thames Valley Police.

The 42-page guide has a wealth of information for students just starting courses or returning for a new year, including how to contact emergency services, volunteer to benefit the community and live safely and sensibly.

Around 1,000 Guides have been distributed in the University's halls of residence, with 1,000 going to the most student-populated roads, including Roberts Road, Hughenden Road, and Suffield Road in High Wycombe.

Amy How, Volunteering & Societies Coordinator at Bucks Students' Union, said: "Every year we deliver our Community Guide to new and returning students and also to our neighbours to inform them how seriously we take our community responsibilities.

"The Guide contains lots of useful information about living in High Wycombe and Uxbridge. It is particularly useful to new students during their first time away from home and also those who are new to private renting in the community.

"It includes sections on crime and community safety, moving into a house, personal safety, being mindful of neighbours, alcohol and drugs, medical and political information.

"It also includes a directory of useful numbers and information on transport and the local community."

The Guide is also part of Bucks Students' Union's Silent Students Happy Homes (SSHH) campaign. The campaign aims to encourage students to respect their neighbours by keeping silent while walking through residential areas in High Wycombe and Uxbridge during the evening.

Wycombe District Council's Cabinet Member for Community Councillor Julia Adey said: "The Council is pleased to support the sixth annual Community Guide, which is a fantastic all-round survival guide for Bucks New University students.

"We want students to enjoy their time living in the Wycombe district, which is a great place to study.

"The advice in this Guide will point them in the right direction to ensure they get the most out of their time at University."

The guide can be found on Bucks Students' Union's website at

Picture caption: Students with the Bucks Students' Union Community Guide.


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