Local and commuting students
Lots of our students choose to commute to the University. You are classed as a commuting student if your home and term-time address are the same.
There are many reasons why students choose to commute. You may wish to stay close to your home, family and friends, you may have caring responsibilities, or you may choose this option for financial reasons. There’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to be a student, and just because you live locally and travel in, it doesn’t mean you will miss out on the university experience.
Travelling to BNU
There is no parking on campus for students during the week, unless you are a blue badge holder, so you’ll need to make use of the local car parks, park and ride or public transport. If you wish to make use of the library or other University facilities on a weekend, we offer weekend parking for students. More information about how to apply for a student weekend permit can be found on our Students’ Union website.
Our campuses are all situated in busy towns, this means they have easy transport access. There is a free, door-to-door bus service for students and staff between the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses (with a valid Buckinghamshire New University ID card). Or if you’re travelling by public transport, it’s worth checking whether you’d be eligible for a railcard or Student Oyster photo card, which can really help towards your travel costs.
Bucks Student’s Union also wants to give BNU students the opportunity to stay fit and healthy, lower their carbon footprint, and save money. Our bike hire scheme is another great option for you to commute to university.