Fourth Oxford Brookes crowd-funded project hoping for success

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Laptop in hands

The fourth project to be listed on Oxford Brookes University’s innovative new crowd-funding web page is hoping to achieve the same success as its predecessors.

The project, being led by Architecture student Rob Dutton, is hoping to raise £7,500 to launch the OSA Architecture Magazine, an online and printed magazine.

The student led magazine has just reached its minimum target of £1000, and is now looking to its next target of £2750

The magazine would allow students to showcase their work, as well as building an ‘even stronger community between students, staff, alumni and friends of the school’ Rob says.

Brookes+ provides a fantastic showcase of the amazing and diverse work that goes on at Brookes.

Liza Clothier, Development Officer at Oxford Brookes

The platform is new to Brookes, and allows students, alumni and members of the university to create projects and seek funding.

Supporters of projects automatically receive updates from the project team. You can also interact directly with the team behind the project by leaving a comment on the project, or sending them a message – the purpose of a ‘crowd funded’ project is to build a community around the idea.

Liza Clothier, Development Officer at Brookes who leads on the project said "Brookes+ provides a fantastic showcase of the amazing and diverse work that goes on at Brookes.”

“It has already helped three exciting student-run projects find the funding they need whilst also introducing the University to a wider audience."

Other student run projects that have been funded through the platform include:

  • A website to tackle youth unemployment which raised over two-thousand pounds
  • A Student Film Festival, showcasing Brookes students’ films
  • A creative writing project working with school children to find their creative voices