Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865.
Five years later the School of Science was incorporated. In 1891 the School was taken over by the Technical Instruction Committee (part of Oxford City Council), and renamed Oxford City Technical School.
Over the years there were more merges and name changes. Finally in 1992 it was named Oxford Brookes University.
High-quality teaching lies at the heart of Oxford Brookes.
We are home to 11 National Teaching Fellows - the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching. Our National Teaching Fellows work across a range of subjects from geography and architecture to business and education. Our academics also take part in innovative schemes which add value to their teaching.
Every year, our students get the opportunity to recognise members of staff who have made a real difference to their learning experience. In the Brookes Union Teaching Awards for 2018, more than 180 nominations were received for both academic and support staff.
Our 3 strategic objectives
1. To pursue and support research of the highest quality that is, or has the potential to become, recognised as internationally excellent or world-leading.
2. To promote and support collaborations and partnerships across the institution and with external partners locally, nationally and globally.
3. To enhance the impact of our research in its broadest terms, and widen dissemination of our research for the benefit of our communities, whether local, regional, national or global, including our staff and students.
The Information Team is the first point of contact for all enquiries to Careers.
We provide a skilled triage service to discuss your queries with you, gather information, and determine the most appropriate form of support. Within the Team, we can help with a wide range of your careers-related needs including CV and covering letter reviews, and initial information and advice on career planning and job searching.
Taking a coaching approach, we work with you to help you identify your goals, explore your options and develop skills, tools and strategies that empower you to progress with your career planning and build your confidence in researching and making decisions about your next steps.
Every international student needs some support to achieve their potential and feel happy and well at university.
You will have a member of teaching staff dedicated to guiding you throughout your studies and providing comprehensive academic support. They may help you to reflect on your academic progress, review your career aspirations, and support you in communicating with other academic staff.
You can take classes to develop and perfect your academic English skills during your undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Some classes are credit bearing so they contribute to your degree.
Oxford Brookes offers accommodation for new and existing full-time students who wish to live in our halls and shared houses.
We guarantee that all full-time first-year international students starting in September will be offered accommodation as long as you apply by the deadline and meet the academic criteria for your offer.
Oxford benefits from an extensive public transport network with some local services stopping near/ outside certain campuses.
The main entrance to Headington Library is on Level 1 of the John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB). The Library is located on six floors and with lift / stair access available at each level. Accessible toilets can be found on all floors.
Individual silent and quiet study spaces are available throughout each floor on Levels 2 - 4 and in the Basement.
The IT directorate supports the University's strategic goals of enhancing the student experience, research and knowledge exchange, enabling international and partnership engagement and contributing to the development of infrastructure and services.ITS works together to deliver secure, reliable, flexible and sustainable services to students and staff, across 19 sites including the 4 campuses.
Brookes has a Medical Centre on campus which has doctors and nurses who offer a full, confidential medical service. You should register with the Medical Centre when you first arrive, rather than waiting for when you are sick.
Harcourt Hill Campus is 3 miles from Oxford city centre and a 30-minute bus ride from Headington Campus.
Wheatley campus is seven miles east of Oxford city centre and a short bus ride to Headington Campus.
Swindon Campus is located in the Delta Business Park in West Swindon. The location is close to the Great Western Hospital and other placement partners.
Whether you want to compete, get fit, find a new hobby or socialise, Brookes Sport has something for everyone.
The excellent facilities at Brookes Sport are well maintained and include:
When you join Oxford Brookes University, you automatically become a member of our Students' Union, Brookes Union.
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