Our students

    • Our students
  • Our students

    • We have around 16,900 students at Oxford Brookes University
    • 83% of our students are from the UK
    • 17% are international or EU students
    • 83% of our students are full-time, and 17% are part-time
    • We have over 190,000 alumni in over 177 countries
  • Student experience

    We are committed to delivering an outstanding student experience. We do this by providing the highest standards of learning and teaching, and actively involving students in shaping their futures.

    Our Programme to Enhance the Student Experience (PESE) includes the Creating and Sustaining Mentoring initiative bringing together all our different mentoring schemes and making it easier for students to take advantage of amazing mentoring opportunities.

    In October 2017 we held the first Oxford Brookes Mentoring Fair to give students and staff the opportunity to find out more about mentoring activities and the benefits as well as experiencing taster sessions.

  • Employability


    95% of Brookes students are in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating

    HESA Destination of Leavers 2018

    Our students and graduates are known for their employability.

    Employers today want graduates with proven work-based skills so we go further than a degree; providing work placements, industry experts, opportunities to study and work abroad, volunteering and integrated career guidance.

    Students benefit from the strong links we have with businesses and employers both locally and internationally, from local schools and hospitals to those such as Oxfam, BMW, KPMG, Ferrari and Microsoft.

    Our programmes are accredited by 36 professional bodies across 17 subject areas and recognised by leading employers.

  • Social action at Oxford Brookes

    We encourage our students to become active citizens and they are regularly engaged in social action.

    Our award-winning social entrepreneur programme encourages social innovation, with students bidding for funding and setting up their own social enterprises to address a range of social and environmental problems.

    • In 2017, nursing students won funding to develop their project to research the needs of non-trauma limb amputees in the UK, with the aim of identifying what can be done to improve the emotional and psychological support available to them.

    Students volunteer both abroad and locally in the UK, getting involved with many charities. Volunteering provides a valuable spring-board into their careers.

    • Brookes Hub is a student-led group which organises volunteering, skills placements and events. One of their popular programmes, LinkAges, encourages volunteering and engagement with the elderly community in Oxford. Throughout the year students spend time organising activities at a local care home and run IT classes for the elderly.
    • Our students have supported the British Heart Foundation’s Pack For Good Campaign since 2011, raising money by donating bags of unwanted items when they move out in the summer. In 2017 they helped raise over £67,000 towards the campaign.
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