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Living off campus

Students living off campus

At Brunel, we want to make sure you’re getting the most out of student life, whether you’re staying in halls on campus, living at home, in accommodation nearby, or travelling from further afield.

You may be worried about missing out if you’re commuting in, so we’ve put together some useful information to help you settle in to university life at Brunel.

Travelling to campus

Based in Uxbridge, west London, Brunel is easily accessible by road, rail, underground and buses. Find out more on how to find us.

Brunel Bikes (part of the Santander Cycles bike scheme), have three docking stations on campus and connect the campus with Uxbridge town centre and Hillingdon Hospital. To hire the bikes, you can either pay £1 for 30 minutes use or buy an annual Brunel student membership for £30.

If you need to drive to Brunel and live outside of a two mile radius of the campus, you can apply for an annual student parking permit which are issued on a first come first serve basis. Motorcycles can park free on campus, but you will need to register your vehicle.

Facilities on campus

If you’re planning on staying at home or living off campus, there are plenty of facilities available on campus for you to use. There are a number of lockers available where you can leave some of your books and any other heavy items you may have that you don’t want to travel around with. You can find the lockers in the Bannerman building on campus. We also have kitchens available for you to use in the Howell building and Michael Sterling.

There are plenty of spaces around campus where you can study or hang out with friends, including many coffee houses, cafes and break out areas.

Our Library is open 24 hours during term-time and is another key resource for you to use whilst you’re studying with us. We have desktop computers available for you to use and we also offer a laptop loan scheme, where you can borrow one for up to four hours at a time. You can access this service on the ground floor of the Library using your student ID card.

You will also find plenty of sports facilities on campus, including a gym with cardio area, weights and exercise studio. Our impressive Indoor Athletics Centre is home to a 132metre indoor sprint track and our Sports Hall and Netball Hall can accommodate basketball, volleyball, badminton and netball, amongst others. Plus, the outdoor facilities at our Sports Park are extensive and can cater for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Supporting you

Starting university is a significant step in your life and we are here to help you throughout your time with us. If you need any advice or want to access our welfare and wellbeing services, Student Services at Brunel have it covered.

The Student Centre

The Student Centre, located in the Howell building is your first port of call for most queries. The team can help you with any non-academic enquiries ranging from registration and finance to visa applications, and much more. They also provide a wide range of welfare support, including the Disability and Dyslexia Service, money and budgeting advice and the Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Service.

Medical Centre

If you’re living on campus or within a two mile radius of the University, you can register to our on campus Medical Centre to book appointments with GPs and nurses.

Socialising and meeting new people

We want you to get the most out of your time at Brunel, regardless of where you live. You’ll have many opportunities to meet new people and enjoy different experiences by taking part in the numerous activities on offer through Welcome Week and beyond.

Clubs and societies

The Student Union run lots of events regularly, and they’ll make sure your time at Brunel will be one you’ll never forget. There are over 100 societies for you to get involved in, from Arts and Crafts or Ultimate Frisbee, to subject specific groups where you can socialise with students from your course. There’s also over 50 sports activities for you to try. Our sports clubs are free to use once you join Team Brunel.

Facebook group chat

Join our Facebook group for offer holders, and chat to other students before you start here. It will seem far less daunting if you connect with others that are getting ready to start with us too. You can also use this opportunity to ask any questions you might have and find out more about your course and student life.

Chat to a student

Want to know more about a course, student life or what it’s really like to study on our vibrant London campus? Get in touch with one of our friendly ambassador students and they’ll be happy to share their experiences and answer any questions you have.