Providers in the South East
The Royal County of Berkshire has an illustrious reputation, with Windsor Castle serving as a royal residence for almost a thousand years.
You’ll also find Eton College and Royal Ascot racecourse among its lush countryside settings, plus the Reading music festival.
Over a third of the county is made up of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a haven for long walks and bike rides.
‘Bucks’ is also synonymous with Roald Dahl, with plenty of events and activities dedicated to the author and his works.
Looking for a famous beach, proudly inclusive community, creativity, and lively venues? Brighton & Hove is a popular destination for students and diverse communities from the UK and around the world.
You can also follow the Seven Sisters Walk along the chalky white cliffs to explore the smaller coastal towns Eastbourne and Hastings.
Hampshire offers a little of everything. You can visit coastal cities with rich maritime histories like Portsmouth and Southampton – or the picturesque ex-capital of England, Winchester.
You'll also be able to explore vast open spaces in the South Downs and the New Forest.
Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is a county and small island off the south coast of England. A popular holiday destination, with plenty of watersports and locally made ice cream, it’s picked up the nickname ‘Dinosaur Island’ for the extensive dinosaur remains that have been discovered here.
Despite its size and location, it’s also home to one of the music calendar’s biggest highlights, the Isle of Wight festival.
Named the ‘Garden of England’ by Henry VIII, Kent is swimming in history.
You'll find medieval castles, cathedrals, and charming seaside towns straight out of a Dickens’ novel.
Of course, Oxford is home to one of the world’s oldest universities – with plenty of stunning architecture to wander around.
But there’s plenty of beautiful scenery beyond the city’s cobbled streets. The Cotswolds, the Chiltern Hills, and the North Wessex Downs all spread into Oxfordshire.
From Guildford to Richmond, Surrey includes vibrant towns and South London boroughs – with central London just a short train ride away.
Plus there's plenty of nature and untouched woodland, with beautiful spots like Richmond Park and Box Hill when you need a break.
Chichester is the county’s main student hub. There's a lot to see – from a stunning cathedral and Roman ruins to a harbour that’s an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Chichester also has West Wittering beach, with many more coastal gems across West Sussex – including Worthing, Bognor Regis, and Littlehampton.