Head into Brookes

Getting Ready for University

Head into Brookes is a series of activities designed to help you understand and prepare for student life and studying on your course. Live links to all of the activities will be available on this page.

Self Guided Course (available now)

This short course will give you the best possible start at Brookes by reflecting on the expectations and the realities of success at university. The course should take no longer than one hour and is split into four sections.

Many students told us they wish they’d taken more time at the start of their university journey to reflect on what they wanted to get out of it. So we created this course to help you navigate the transition to university study and life. It includes videos, quizzes and Brookes students talking about starting at university.

It will help you:

  • identify the skills and qualities you bring to Brookes
  • understand what you need to be successful at university
  • define your goals and how to start achieving them.

Student chat forums - available end of July and August

Designed for new undergraduate students, these forums will take place over Zoom and give you the chance to talk to current students as well as other new students. The forums will focus on three themes and you’ll be able to sign up for one specifically for your course and other similar courses:

1. Meet your course mates

2. Starting uni: leaving home and settling in

3. Starting my course: work life balance and what to expect

Details of how to join the forums will be posted on this page in early July. Register your interest in joining these workshops using this form.

Live online workshops - From Thursday 2 September onwards.

All sessions are 60 minutes followed by 30 minutes in which you can ask any questions. All workshops will be on Zoom and live links will be posted here on 1 September.

Click on the menu below to find dates and times for the workshops in September.

Induction Week (13 - 17 September)

  • Live online workshops continue
  • Meet other new students
  • Get the most out of your course induction

Important: Your teaching begins on the 20 September 2021.