24-hour computer rooms
Social spaces and great places to eat
Our three campuses are located around the city and all linked to each other and the city centre by the BROOKESbus service – Harcourt Hill Campus on the west side, Headington Campus to the east and Wheatley Campus in a village seven miles east of the city centre.
Each of our campuses has residential accommodation, playing fields, a library, computer rooms and Brookes Union shop. And when you need a bite to eat, there are cafes, snack kiosks and bars, as well as eateries serving breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.
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Our brand new, purpose-built learning space - the John Henry Brookes Building - is on Headington Campus.
Listening to A State of Trance, sipping coffee in the beautiful #JHBB, life doesn’t get any better than this. @jkk454
Listening to A State of Trance, sipping coffee in the beautiful #JHBB, life doesn’t get any better than this.
Designed to put the student experience at the heart of everything we do, during 2014, its opening year, the John Henry Brookes Building, won:
RIBA judges commented that it made them “wish [they] could go back to university”.
As well as great modern spaces for private and social learning it also houses a purpose-built Students' Union and Student Central where our advice services are brought together under one roof, for queries about such things as your academic programme and financial concerns.
Brookes students are very knowledgeable about what they eat – they want great flavours, realistic prices and quality ingredients. So we actively involve them in developing our dishes and our menus to make sure we offer what they want in locations that work around their busy schedules.Daniel Ostler, Executive Chef
Brookes students are very knowledgeable about what they eat – they want great flavours, realistic prices and quality ingredients. So we actively involve them in developing our dishes and our menus to make sure we offer what they want in locations that work around their busy schedules.
Good food is an important part of student life. It keeps your brain alert, keeps you healthy, brings you together with your friends and is the perfect focus for sharing your day with your housemates.
On campus we have an amazing variety of food on offer – and it’s not just designed to satisfy your taste buds, but it is also made available in the ways that work for you. So you can grab a sandwich and go from the Deli, linger over fine quality tea in the Abercrombie cafe, enjoy the diner-style atmosphere on Harcourt Hill campus… or try some of the many other options available. Take a look at what’s on offer here.
We’ve had the advice from top experts in putting together what we offer and where we serve it, as well as the expertise of our executive chef whose credentials include restructuring the Gastronomy degree course at La Sabana University in Colombia.
Also on campus is the Brookes Restaurant an award-winning teaching restaurant that is part of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management. It is open to all and offers a sophisticated, high quality dining experience.
BROOKESbuses link Headington, Wheatley and Harcourt Hill campuses with all our halls of residence, Oxford city centre, Cowley Road and the railway station. They are run by one of the UK’s greenest bus companies – Oxford Bus Company.
Cycling is also a very popular way of getting around. We have over 2,500 bike racks and we provide a bike doctor to help with cheap repairs and maintenance. We also offer a Bike Buddy service matching inexperienced or out-of-practice cyclists with more confident cyclists, who can help by advising on rules of the road and routes, and will even cycle with you until you feel more confident.
The cheapest, and healthiest, way to get around Oxford is on foot. It only takes about 10 minutes from Headington Campus to Cowley Road and about 30 minutes into the city centre.
For more information on the many different ways to travel around Oxford – and our sustainability credentials - visit our travel pages.