Student Experience

Student Experience

We know that you are on an exciting new adventure when you choose to study overseas.

We understand that leaving home and studying abroad can present challenges.

We provide a comprehensive package of services to help you from the moment you make your first enquiry to when you successfully complete your course and leave the UK to return home.

Brockenhurst, Hampshire, UK.

The college is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park near the south coast of England. The New Forest is over 900 years old and its traditions and history make it a unique place to live.

The beautiful scenery and wildlife give the New Forest a special atmosphere. It is a working community where ponies, cattle and sheep graze freely on the land and traditionally have the right of way over cars.

Brockenhurst is only 90 minutes from London by train and 20 minutes from the cities of Bournemouth and Southampton, both of which have international airports. It is also within very easy reach of the beautiful scenery of the stunning south coast, just 20 minutes from the bustling seaside town of Bournemouth.

With the world-famous Jurassic Coast close by, there are many picturesque villages and beaches to explore and many leisure activities to experience in the local area.


What else can I expect from Brock?

Homestay accommodation

One of the best ways to settle quickly into life in the UK, and to improve your level of English, is to stay with a host family organised by Brockenhurst College. All our international students stay with host families, where you will have the opportunity to get involved in everyday life, from eating together to watching British television and enjoying our culture.


Our great National Park location means that most of our students travel to and from College by bus or by train. We are committed to enabling all students who want to study at Brockenhurst to travel here easily. You will have a subsidised travel pass to use on the bus or train, and all of our host families are situated close by, so you will never be more than 20 minutes by bus or train away from College.

Campus & facilities

Brock’s 27 acre campus offers a friendly and safe environment for study and recreational activities. Our excellent facilities are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure you have access to the most recent subject-specific equipment, and the best learning experience possible.

Events & activities

There is always plenty going on at Brockenhurst College, be it fundraising events, international cultural celebrations or the Christmas Fayre. We have a vibrant social scene including the social activities organised by the Students’ Union – you are sure to make friends for life!

In addition to your classes, you can join any of our exciting Enrichment programmes, which is a great way to meet new friends, and also to enhance your personal statement for your university applications.


To help students settle in to College life and living in the UK, there is lots of support available from our specialist team of dedicated staff and International Tutors. This includes arranging your host family accommodation, help with transfers on arrival, guidance with police registration, opening bank accounts and medical registration.

Settling in

Brockenhurst is a very welcoming and friendly College. The average class size is sixteen, so there is plenty of individual attention and support from lecturers and personal tutors. New Student Day, Induction Day and subject induction programmes will help you to get to know the College, gain a better understanding of your course and make new friends.

There are also Student Counsellors and Health & Welfare Advisers for professional and confidential support either in, or out, of College. In addition to your specialist Personal Tutor who will help with your day-to-day welfare and monitor your performance, you will also have an International Tutor Programme to help you settle in to life in the UK.

We recognise that students may have particular learning needs and ask that these are explained to us at interview so that our specialist staff can plan support.

Higher Education & career guidance

There is lots of help and advice available to help you prepare for university or your future career. We hold an annual Higher Education event here at the College, where universities from all over the country visit to provide information about studying at degree level. We also arrange visits to universities, and provide detailed guidance to help you choose which institution and course is right for you, as well as help with completing application forms and interview techniques.

Our annual Careers Convention gives you the opportunity to discuss career plans and find out about employment opportunities, and over fifty employers attend to provide advice and guidance. We also have an on-site Careers Advisor, who you can meet with to receive dedicated and personalised support bout career options. Senior specialist staff are available after results are published to provide extra help.


How to apply

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How to apply



Our Enrichment programme gives you a great opportunity to try a new skill, hobby or take an additional qualification alongside your main studies.


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International Department
Brockenhurst College
Lyndhurst Road
SO42 7ZE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1590 625 325

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Useful links

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The New Forest / Activities

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The British Council

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