Most students who are new to the University choose to stay in one of our halls of residence for their first four terms. In their second year students usually choose to live off-campus with their friends: Buckingham has a wide range of rental property, some managed by the University and some by private landlords. However it is sometimes possible for you to live on campus throughout your studies if this is what you wish.
Living on campus enables you to become involved in University activities, make friends, and integrate with the University community. For some this will be their first time in the UK; for others it will be the first time living away from home – and independence brings its challenges as well as its excitements. Whatever your circumstances, we know how important it is for you to feel comfortable in your accommodation.
All our study bedrooms are fully furnished, centrally heated, and connected to the internet. With few exceptions they have a wash basin and small refrigerator. We have a large number of en suite rooms, and are upgrading more rooms each year. There are shared kitchens for when you want to cook for yourself.
We expect all students in accommodation to respect their neighbours, but some halls of residence are designated as ‘quiet’ for those who prefer to live and study in peace (Sunley House, Hutber House, Bishop’s Court, and Moreton Road). There are also eight small cottages suitable for married couples, but we are unable to offer family accommodation.
Our Accommodation Office is responsible for supporting all students who live in University halls of residence, and will help those looking for accommodation in the town. Each hall of residence has a Residential Assistant (a current student with experience of communal living) who will help sort out any minor problems. There is a 24-hour security service and a Residence Manager who in case of emergency is on call outside office hours.