Why Oxford is a great place to study this course
One of the world's great academic cities, Oxford is a key centre of
debate, with conferences, seminars and forums taking place across education,
science, the arts and many other subjects. It is a vibrant city with plenty of
attractions for its large student population, from theatres and cinemas to
museums, art galleries and music venues. A bustling and stunning cosmopolitan
city, Oxford has excellent shopping, restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs.
Situated in the heart of rural England and home to around 150,000
people, Oxford offers students a clean and safe environment less than an hour
from London and international airports.
Support for students studying Health Sciences Open Award
We offer a very friendly and supportive environment in which to learn
and, in student surveys, we consistently receive very high satisfaction ratings
for student support and learning resources. All our courses adopt a
student-centred approach to teaching and learning. They are strongly focused on
encouraging you to achieve your full potential as a lifelong learner.
There is a good range of support mechanisms for students. For instance,
there are academic advisors, who will facilitate your academic development, and
student support co-ordinators, who provide a drop-in service for queries about
any aspect of student life, covering both academic and personal welfare.
The University’s support services include Upgrade, which provides advice
on study skills such as planning and writing essays, assignments and
dissertations, research and preparing for an exam. They also give advice on
statistics and maths.
There is a dedicated Student Disability and Dyslexia Service, which
provides support for students with disabilities including sensory and mobility
impairments, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, mental health
problems and medical conditions. Here, staff offer advice and support on a
range of issues, including physical access, funding, alternative assessment
arrangements and liaison with teaching staff to ensure that they are aware of
Oxford Brookes has excellent
teaching facilities including classrooms, a 280-seat lecture theatre, fully
networked computer rooms and dedicated clinical skills suites. Our simulation
resources include a very well-equipped movement laboratory; a family of
computerised simulation manikins, including a sim-man, sim-babies (a newborn
and an older baby under six months old) and a birthing mother; and an extensive
range of anatomy models.
We also have excellent library
resources, accessible through both the web and a range of locally based
facilities on University and NHS sites.
General support services
From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.
We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.