Awards and rankings

  • The Times and Sunday Times University Guide

    Oxford Brookes is currently ranked as one of the best modern universities in the UK.

    The University has topped the rankings for modern universities – those created since 1992 – for 11 of the past 12 years in The Sunday TimesUniversity Guide.

    The Guide has repeatedly praised Brookes for the quality of its teaching which no other modern university and few older institutions can match. The Times and The Sunday Times' University Guide is one of the most respected league tables and looks at the performance of universities across the UK in fields like teaching, research, student satisfaction and graduate employment prospects.

    The 2014 guide also drew attention to research at Brookes, saying ‘Grades in the last Research Assessment Exercise showed more than a third of the work judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent. ‘

    Key indicators from The Times and The Sunday Times league table show:

    • Oxford Brookes ranks highly for graduate employment.
    • Oxford Brookes has strong student satisfaction ratings.

    Complete University Guide

    Oxford Brookes is ranked top of the University Alliance group by the complete university guide 2015.

    The guide also ranks Brookes highly for student satisfaction and uses data from the People and Planet Green League giving Brookes an equally high score for being ethical and environmentally friendly.

    Queen's Anniversary Prizes

    Two Queen's Anniversary Prizes have been awarded to Oxford Brookes. The prize recognises and honours outstanding achievement and excellence in UK universities and colleges.

    A Master's programme run by The Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) and an MSc in primate conservation have both been recognised for their world-class work.

    Across the world more than 25% of primate species are endangered. Brookes trains between 30 and 40 students each year to prepare them for a career in conservation to reverse the devastating loss of species.

    CENDEP was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2001.

    The Centre's integrated programme of education for humanitarian, human rights and development practice was recognised for its '...international reputation for pioneering education and training for humanitarian aid workers. Combining innovative practice-based study with a multi-disciplinary academic approach, its unique emphasis on educating humanitarian practitioners for work in war, political violence and disaster is a model for others.'

    Investors in People

    Investors in PeopleOxford Brookes University has become one of the first universities, as a whole, to be awarded the IiP Gold standard award.

    IiP is a UK wide quality standard which shows commitment to the learning and development of the organisations employees and best practice in people management.

    Athena SWAN Award

    Oxford Brookes University is committed to promoting equality for women in academia. In 2012 we signed up to the Athena SWAN charter for women in science. And in 2013 Brookes was recognised with a bronze Athena SWAN award. Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network), is a UK programme that celebrates recognition and commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in Higher Education and research. Find out more about the award on the Athena SWAN website.