Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865, when it occupied one room on the ground floor of the Taylor Institution in the centre of the city. Five years later the School of Science was incorporated, offering a wide range of scientific and technical subjects and evening classes in the University Museum.
Teaching and Learning for the 21st century If you want distinctive, high-quality teaching and a learning experience that reflects the investment you are making in your education, you will find it at Brookes. The University is dedicated to ensuring their teaching is at the leading edge, and our teaching staff are highly qualified, friendly and supportive. They are investing £150 million in our campuses, including the new teaching and learning space, the John Henry Brookes Building, which opened last month.
The Research Support Office, part of the Research and Business Development Office (RBDO), assists staff with the preparation and submission of research grant applications to research councils, charities and the EU. It offers advice and guidance on the preparation of grants, costings and possible sources of funding.All research applications for external funding must be agreed formally by the university before they are submitted whether or not the funding body requires such agreement. All applications must therefore be submitted to the Research Support Office in time to enable this authorisation to be sought.
International employability Their international alumni (graduates) are employed worldwide by an impressive array of organisations including: Apple, Bayer, BMW, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft and Sony.
Global Buddies and other support At Brookes they do everything they can to help their international students settle in. They have a dedicated international student support team which offers help with everything from visas, working, banking and more. Their Global Buddies scheme provides a friendly welcome, putting new international students in touch with a British student who will help them settle into Oxford life.
The university Medical Centre is based on Headington Campus.The centre also offers health advice for students travelling overseas and on field trips. It also runs initiatives dealing with issues such as eating disorders or cancer awareness. You can make an appointment or you can attend a nurse drop-in clinic between 10.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday.
Campus life is a key part of your university experience.
It's more than likely that the majority of your time will be spent on campus, so we've ensured that everything you need, both for your studies and general day-to-day life, is only a short distance away.
Each of our campuses in Oxford has residential accommodation, playing fields, a library, computer rooms and Students' Union shops. And when you need a bite to eat, there are cafes, snack kiosks and bars, as well as catering facilities serving breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.
Whether you aspire to compete for your country, enjoy team sports or just want fun, affordable exercise, Brookes has first-class facilities on each of its three main campuses. Our impressive range of clubs means there is something for everyone to try, offering you a great way to socialise and make new friends as well as keeping fit.In addition to taking part in sport yourself, you can get involved in sports volunteering in the community, for example by coaching local children's teams.Their sports clubs have something for everyone, ranging from the traditional football, hockey and rowing to more unusual activities like ultimate frisbee, pilates and ballroom dancing.
Societies are a great way to meet new people and discover new hobbies and interests. The Students' Union has over 70 different societies you can join.Their student societies cater for a massive range of interests, from choral music to drum 'n' bass, snow sports to salsa and religion to real ale. And if there isn't one that caters to your tastes, it's simple to set one up.
Accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) is widely recognised as the global standard for MBA programmes.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.