Brunel University London
Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
6.3 / 10
(based on ratings in 2016)
"Because Brunel is situated in Uxbridge, it allows for easy travel and frequent visits home. In addition, the city centre provides everything you need from food shopping to nights out."
"We're a five to ten minute-walk from the town centre and a few minutes away from A&E. It's only a tube ride to get to central London and there are various shops on campus with a variety of different foods including halal. There are also various clubs and groups that you can join as well as work opportunities on campus that have good pay. The accommodation is good too."
"The location of the university is not very good for a student. There aren't many places to go out because everything closes at 5.00 pm and there aren't many jobs."
"The accommodation has something wrong with it nearly every other week, but it's a bonding experience in a weird way."
"My student accommodation doesn't have a communal area to socialise in with your neighbours, which means that everyone is either in their rooms or in the kitchen."
"It's not too far from Uxbridge centre and there's lots to do there including restaurants. The campus has lots of places to eat on campus as well as coffee shops, restaurants and an off-licence. The new computer science building is nice but not very well designed (it has standing up phone booths!). Also, it's not 24 hour access anymore."
"The campus is located not far from Uxbridge town but is very far from central London. There isn't much to do nearby or on campus and most of the accommodation is outdated and old."
"There's not much to do socially. However, the campus is well situated and close to the town with a nice atmosphere."
"I live on campus in student accommodation with an ensuite. We all share a self-catered kitchen with a few items that the uni provides including a kettle, iron and board etc. The uni has been designed so that all (or at least most) facilities can be accessed on campus, eg shops, restaurants, library, lecture centres and gym etc. The good thing about this is that all these facilities are very close (less than a 10 minute walk) to our accommodation. The Uxbridge town centre is a five minute bus ride or 20 minute walk from campus."
"The campus is a mix of modern and traditional buildings. I especially loved living in the Bishop Complex!"
"We're on the outskirts of London, only a tube journey away from central. It's a nice campus, not too big and all close together. There's a lot of student accommodation, which is of varying quality but mostly good."
"It's close enough to London to get in and out, but it can be a very long way back from a night out."
"It's convenient if you want to visit London from time to time. The campus is not very interesting to look at but I really cannot complain about the sports facilities as a lot of effort is put in to maintaining and improving them. Student accommodation depends on which halls you live in but they are very good overall."
"It's in an excellent location with the town providing everything you need. Although it's not in central London, it's not located too remotely and is not cut off from the rest of the world. Brunel's campus offers the feeling of a student community and campus without being cut off from the city. There is always a chance to engage with other students through sport clubs or societies."
"Uxbridge is small but has everything you need. Also, being on the doorstep of London makes up for any lack."
"We're on a really nice campus that's well connected to central London."
"The location is great. Central London is easily accessible and accommodation is good but fairly basic."