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Oxford Brookes University

4.5 out of 5 (67 ratings / 37 reviews) Oxford, England, United Kingdom
While your studies are a top priority, you will still want to make the most of everything else student life offers. With excellent accommodation, first-class sports facilities, support services and a city teeming with things to do, Oxford Brookes University has everything you need to make the most of student life.

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Oxford Brookes University has over 150 years of history. We started out as a small School of Art in borrowed teaching rooms and have grown into one of the UK's top modern universities with a local, national and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.


The course you choose will be at the heart of your university experience. It’s what you’ll probably spend most of your time at Oxford Brookes thinking about! It’s certainly a choice you need to carefully consider. Our courses are designed to help you make the most of the opportunities open to you and achieve your best. High-quality teaching lies at the heart of Oxford Brookes. We are proud to have received a host of achievements and accolades, including 9 National Teaching Fellowships for our staff.


The Research Degrees Team supports the work associated with the University's Graduate College, research degree programmes and provides a ‘one stop shop’ for all central administration for current and prospective research students and supervisors from enquiry and enrolment through to conferment of the degree.


One reason you might study with us is the benefit an Oxford Brookes degree gives you when applying for your dream job. Our outstanding Careers service provides all the help you need including one-to-one consultations, practice interviews, workshops on job searching and CV/resume writing, and on-campus job fairs where you can meet prospective employers. You can use Careers for up to three years after you graduate.


Student services

We want you to feel at home if you are coming to Brookes from outside the UK. Our friendly International Student Advice Team offers help that includes:

  • advice and guidance before you arrive on everything from accommodation to visas and tips about British culture
  • being met by our friendly staff at the airport during our September arrivals weekend
  • help with immigration, employment and finance issues, or adjusting to living and studying in the UK
  • our Global Buddies Scheme and introducing you to life in Oxford
  • advice about working in the UK whilst studying, or after leaving Brookes.

Housing services

We currently offer over 4000 self-catered, single study-bedrooms and over 130 studio apartments in our student halls. We also have options for students with a child or partner. If you make us your firm choice we guarantee a room in one of your hall choices.

We allow our students to live in halls for their whole degree if they want. Brookes Lettings also has a range of University-managed houses, which are popular with our continuing students. Whatever you choose, you’ll soon find yourself with new friends and a new home. And when you need a bite to eat, there are cafes, snack kiosks and bars serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. You'll discover a wide variety of food options available on our campuses.

Library services

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. 

ICT services

The IT Service Desk provides support for all staff and students across the University. Contact us by:

  • our web portal
  • by phone 
  • by visiting a Service Desk Point - you will find one on every campus.

Medical services

  • Medical centre on Headington Campus
  • Local GP surgeries close to other campuses
  • NHS dental clinic on Headington Campus
  • On-campus health promotions
  • Advice and information on a range of health issues.

Student Life

Campus life

The three Oxford campuses are located around the city and are all connected to each other and the city centre by their own bus service. Harcourt Hill Campus is to the west of Oxford, Headington Campus is on the eastern side of the city and Wheatley Campus is in a village seven near the city centre. 

The Headington Campus is the largest and the majority of the courses and activities will be taught here. Some programmes are taught more frequently at the Wheatley or Harcourt campuses, but all students may be required to attend some teaching or assessment activities at any of the three campuses. There's a new campus in Swindon, which offers state-of-the-art learning facilities to our healthcare students based there.

Sports facilities

  • We provide our students with lots of fun and affordable ways to get involved with sport and exercise, from absolute beginners to elite athletes.
  • Class-goers and gym-users are well catered for at our Sports Centres, and through the Brookes Active initiative - a regular programme of fun and informal events, classes and activities giving you the means and motivation to keep fit.
  • Start a new sport or carry on with one you love with our 40+ clubs, welcoming everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. Expand your social circle and keep fit as a member of a team.
  • Brookes Sport offers excellent gyms, Oxfordshire’s premier climbing wall, a swimming pool, boathouse, courts, pitches and much more. 

Student clubs

When you join Oxford Brookes you automatically become a member of Brookes Union. The Union is here to help you make the most of life at university, and there are plenty of ways to get involved.


Oxford Brookes has been awarded a Silver rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The sector-wide scheme is the first nationwide ranking for teaching excellence in UK universities and colleges. The Silver rating reflects the high standard of our teaching which consistently goes beyond the rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel highlighted Oxford Brookes’ ‘strategic focus on excellent teaching quality including research-informed teaching’. The Panel also applauded the University’s developments in learning and teaching which are ‘consistently informed by the student voice’.

Oxford, England, United Kingdom