Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865. 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. Classes in a range of scientific and technical subjects were available. As well as evening classes in the University Museum.
We are committed to delivering an outstanding student experience. We do this by providing the highest standards of learning and teaching, and actively involving students in shaping their futures.
Our Programme to Enhance the Student Experience (PESE) includes the Creating and Sustaining Mentoring initiative bringing together all our different mentoring schemes and making it easier for students to take advantage of amazing mentoring opportunities.
At Oxford Brookes University our research is impactful, world-leading and touches people’s lives in so many ways.We are making a tangible difference to communities locally, nationally and internationally, tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.
Researchers are busy influencing counter terrorism policy, aiding animal conservation and developing low carbon solutions to meet national and global energy challenges. We’re a world leader in robotics and artificial intelligence, we’ve developed resources to help combat human trafficking in the hospitality industry and we have a number of projects focussed on improving care for cancer patients.
Our students and graduates are known for their employability.
Employers today want graduates with proven work-based skills so we go further than a degree; providing work placements, industry experts, opportunities to study and work abroad, volunteering and integrated career guidance.
Students benefit from the strong links we have with businesses and employers both locally and internationally, from local schools and hospitals to those such as Oxfam, BMW, KPMG, Ferrari and Microsoft.
The Academic Office manages the academic timetable, examination operations and graduation services. The office also manages pooled teaching and meeting space and accepts room bookings from staff and students.
Oxford Brookes offers accommodation for new and existing full-time students who wish to live in our halls and shared houses.
Oxford Brookes University's Halls of Residence and Accommodation Services comply with the UUK Code of Practice.
All Brookes students are welcome to use our 4 libraries Headington, Harcourt Hill, Swindon and Wheatley, with full access to both print and online resources. The Library staff are here to help you. For lending and library account queries please come to the Library Welcome Desk/Counters.
When you enroll as a student with Oxford Brookes University or join as a member of staff you will be entitled to free Microsoft Office 365 University software for the duration of your course.This provides the full Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote etc), for up to five different PCs, five tablets including iPad, Android or Windows, plus five phones.
The Medical Centre is located in the 3rd floor of the Colonnade Building on Headington Campus. Students wishing to register with us must reside within our practice area (postcodes OX3 and OX4). Students living at Harcourt Hill Campus can register with the Botley Medical Centre.
The Union has trained advisers who can help with a wide range of problems about finances, housing, studies, health and wellbeing. Regular campaigns like Wellbeing Week and courses like Student Minds ensure that students can take a break from their studies and focus on their welfare.
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.