Buckingham is that serene town where you can meet English culture and architecture just by walking around. The river, the green place and the footprint give you a chance to relax during classes or whenever you feel the need to clear your mind. As simple as life might be in Buckingham, the town has a complex story. The first Anglo Saxon settler founded the town that, for a few years, was also preferred by Vikings. In 1725, the town went through a local fire that is still remembered, when you look at the Gregorian architecture buildings. Earning a degree abroad in Buckingham means studying in an environment that encourages you to focus on your courses and to add an English vibe to your information about history. This is the home of the first modern university in England, and its fame still lies today in the minds of locals and students.
Graduates are encouraged to think about employment before their study programme ands and, therefore, the university offers a careers library with opportunities from the U.K., from multi-national employers. The graduate employment rate is also high.
The main industries in Buckingham are real estate, technology parks and higher education. Companies are from pharmacy, electronics, foods and composite materials fields and retail.
In Buckingham you can enjoy the tranquillity and leisure opportunities that nature offers you or you can get into the urban energy and go to cultural and entertainment events. Social life is visible in the local pubs, cafes and restaurants.
The Swan Pool and Leisure Centre, the Chandos Park Tennis Courts or the Chandos Parks Bowling Club and the Buckingham West End Bowls Club are some of the places where you can enjoy sports activities.
Buckingham is special for all the alleys with a special destination: circular, nearby circular, long distance walks. Together with the five minutes-drive Stowe Landscape Gardens, these make the green beauties of the town.
On Tuesdays and Saturdays are held the street markets, while every Saturday there also is the flea market and the Artisan Food Fair takes place every third Sunday of the month.
Population in Buckingham consists of locals and international students. Due to the presence of a large university in their town, locals are friendly and helpful to foreigners. You can enjoy a chat with your colleagues almost everywhere in town and also spend time with some of the locals.
Most of the students come from the U.K., Afghanistan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada and Armenia.
Local community groups and organizations are present in town for most of the concerns, including the promotion and improvement of Buckingham.
Buckingham has a typical British climate, with windy and snowy winters, temperate springs and autumns and relatively warm summers. Rain is most common in September and October. The coldest month, January, has temperatures around 8°C (46.4°F). In August are the highest temperatures, that have an average of 23°C (73.4°F).