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Benefits of a campus university

Posted: March 08 2022

One of the decisions you may not have considered in making the vital decision of which university to attend is whether to attend a university with a campus or one that is integrated within the city. Each has its own set of benefits, which I’ve outlined here so you can make the best choice possible.

A campus university is one where all of the students and facilities are located on the same campus. Everything you need is usually right outside your door in campus universities, making them feel extremely homely. Living on campus has various advantages, including convenience, the opportunity to form lifelong connections, and the opportunity to live in an atmosphere that promotes students' educational and personal growth.

Campus life with students walking around

Improved student experience

Students should move freely around campus and rely on intuitive, convenient, and easy-to-use services. As a student becomes a part of the social life going on around them, they develop roots that give a sense of commitment to the university.

You've undoubtedly figured out that the biggest advantage of attending a campus-based university is convenience: Brunel University London has everything from the library to accommodation to lecture halls and labs which are all on the same campus. While these services are available to students who reside on or off-campus, it is more convenient for students who live on campus to use them.

 Community feel

At a campus-based university, you will have a strong feeling of community because all of the students live and study in the same place. You will be able to participate in regular on-campus events without having to travel far or miss out on events. You will also be able to socialise with students from other courses. Additionally, since everyone is based on the same campus, you'll run across people you know on a daily basis.

Living on campus, where students come from all around the world allows them to connect with people who share similar interests. Brunel thrives on being a diverse university with students from different cultures and nationalities. Living on campus creates an easy social calendar.

Security on campus chatting to a student


Campus-based universities are normally self-contained in a town and have security patrols on a regular basis. So you may live and study in comfort while still having the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the campus is exclusively filled by students and teachers, rather than random passers-by. Brunel, being a campus-based university, has 24/7 security and a Metropolitan police officer on campus for the safety of the students.

 City links

If you're concerned about being trapped in a bubble or being too far from the city's stores and transportation hubs, don't be. Most campus-based institutions account for this distance by ensuring that strong transportation links are in place, allowing students to travel as much as they wish between the campus and the city with as little effort as possible. Brunel is in the town of Uxbridge which is just 40-45 minutes away from Central London on the Metropolitan or Piccadilly Line from Uxbridge. You will feel a sense of belonging in a community while not being too far away from the city.

 In the end, it boils down to personal preference and the type of educational experience you seek. You may enjoy travelling to and from campuses, allowing you to see and take up some more culture, or you may prefer having the convenience of nearby facilities.