Universities have a lot of facilities to support you (both personally and in your studies). Make sure you find out what is available. If you need a specific type of support, this could be the deciding factor when you’re choosing universities.
Counselling and mental health
If you have any personal concerns whilst at university, there will specialist services available. You can find out more about the services we offer on our Student support and wellbeing web pages.
Universities welcome students from all religious backgrounds. Many will have special facilities on campus such as chaplaincies and prayer rooms. You can find out more about the provisions we have available here at Oxford Brookes in our Multifaith Chaplaincy web pages. There are student societies for certain religions too, so you can connect with others from your faith and explore it more.
Medical and dental services
Most universities have GP surgeries for students, and some universities have dental services on campus. It is always a good idea to register with a doctor when you arrive at university (if you’re moving away from home).
Libraries and study support
Each university will have their own library, along with a variety of online resources. Universities will provide a range of study support facilities for their students, such as:
- Help and advice on study and essay writing techniques.
- An allocated member of teaching staff that you can contact about academic concerns or queries.
- Student representatives who raise concerns to your teaching staff as well as the wider university.
Find out more about our facilities on the Oxford Brookes Library web pages. Or to find out more about how we offer student support with academic skills, check out our Centre for Academic Development web pages.
Students’ unions are run by students, for students. The union provides social activities and events, as well as important support. Most students’ unions will provide:
- Academic support – receive help and guidance on academic work.
- Housing and accommodation support – advice for students living in halls and in private accommodation.
- Financial support – advice about managing money whilst at university, and guidance if you have problems.
Find out more about the support our Students’ Union provides on the Brookes Union website.
Universities have careers services designed to help you get ready for the workplace. You can get feedback on your CV and go to interview skills sessions. Universities also give help and advice in finding part-time work while you study. They also help you make the transition from education into work, providing advice, support and information on possible careers. If you want to go into further study, you can get advice about that too. You can find out more about the support we offer our students on our careers web page.